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  1. Animal-assisted therapy: Promoting a healthy work environment

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    Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    2020Nurs Manage51424-300744-631410.1097/01.NUMA.0000657248.63754.fcengIn Ala., Morgan Yordy is an assistant professor at the Auburn University School of Nursing, Amy Brandon is the director of critical care services at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, and Lisa Harmon is a...

  2. Animal-assisted interventions: Impact on patient outcomes and satisfaction

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    In animal-assisted therapy, healthcare professionals use therapy animals as a tool in structured patient interventions to achieve specific measurable outcomes. This article discusses how hospitalized patients' interactions with therapy animals reduce stress,improve emotional well-being, and...

  3. What factors influence perceptions about animal-assisted therapy?

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  4. Animal-assisted psychotherapy for developmental trauma through the lens of interpersonal neurobiology of trauma: Creating connection with self and others

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  5. Animal assisted interventions on therapy farms for those with autism

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  6. The Impact of a 20-Minute Animal-Assisted Activity Session on the Physiological and Emotional States in Patients With Fibromyalgia

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  7. Impact of the implementation of a therapy dog program on burn center patients and staff

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  8. Recognizing the role of animal-assisted therapies in addressing mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic

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    2020Asian J Psychiatr531023901876-2018 (Print)1876-201810.1016/j.ajp.2020.102390engDepartment of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences(NIMHANS), Bengaluru-29, India. Electronic address: nsachin40@gmail.com.Department of Psychiatry, Jawahar Lal Nehru...

  9. Canine Assisted Occupational Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Pilot Randomised Control Trial

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  10. We Invited a Llama to our Library and Here's what Happened: Animal Assisted Activities at the Library

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  11. Comfort Caring Canines Therapy Dogs, Inc.

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    Comfort Caring Canines Therapy Dogs Inc. (“CCC”) is a dedicated group of volunteers who share the love of their certified canine companions with others in their community. CCC dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and visits range from a simple exchange of smiles and wagging tails to...

  12. At Both Ends of the Leash: Preventing Service-Dog Oppression Through the Practice of Dyadic-Belonging

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    There is a growing interest in the “use” of service-dogs to enable people with disabilities to navigate the world more independently in North American culture. On the surface, while this may appear to be progress, the question remains, for whom? While there is evidence that the...

  13. Barneveld Equestrian

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    The home of Barneveld Equestrian is hidden in the heart of Chandler, Brisbane. We now also have a second facility located in Mount Cotton. We strive to create a boutique and personal atmosphere for all our customers. Our facilities include a beautiful 60 x 20 metre ELD sand arena, solar...

  14. Are Nurses Joining the Ride? Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies Review

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Background: Equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) is a rapidly growing practice that is described as therapeutic and entertaining. Complementary therapies such as EAAT are gaining acceptance as the health care needs of the population are changing. Method: This systematic review draws...

  15. Social Development of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder During Dog-Assisted Therapy: A Detailed Observational Analysis

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Social communication and self-esteem are often affected in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Implementation and evaluation of interventions targeting social skills are challenged due to specific characteristics of autism. Intensive, valid evaluation of social skills programs is needed. In...

  16. Comparative efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions on agitation in people with dementia: A systematic review and Bayesian network meta-analysis

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  17. Assessment of dental anxiety in children between 5 and 10 years of age in the presence of a therapy dog: a randomized controlled clinical study

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  18. Animal-assisted therapy on happiness and life quality of chronic psychiatric patients living in psychiatric residential care homes: a randomized controlled study

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  19. Animal-Assisted Therapy Improves Communication and Mobility among Institutionalized People with Cognitive Impairment

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    Disorders of communication, social relationships, and psychomotricity are often characterized by cognitive impairment, which hinders daily activities and increases the risk of falls. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of an animal-assisted therapy (AAT) program in an institutionalized...

  20. Acceptability of AAI from the Perspective of Elderly Clients, Family Members, and Staff-A Pilot Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Although animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) are increasingly part of comprehensive rehabilitation and many of its effects are already well described, the methodology for performing AAI depends on the specific patient, animal, and treatment objective. Acceptability of AAI from all involved...