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  1. Animal-Assisted Therapy in Middle-Aged and Older Patients With Schizophrenia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chen, T. T., Hsieh, T. L., Chen, M. L., Tseng, W. T., Hung, C. F., Chen, C. R.

    Objective: Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) has the potential to improve the symptomology, negative emotions, and level of well-being in older adults, as well as patients with mental illness. However, there remains limited evidence supporting the treatment efficacy of AAT in middle-aged and older...

  2. Animal-Assisted Therapy as an Intervention for Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis to Guide Evidence-Based Practice

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chang, S. J., Lee, J., An, H., Hong, W. H., Lee, J. Y.

  3. The role of canines in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: A systematic review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vitte, Pauline, Bragg, Kevin, Graham, David, Davidson, John, Bratten, Truls, Angus-Leppan, Gavin

  4. Low risk of transmission of pathogenic bacteria between children and the assistance dog during animal-assisted therapy if strict rules are followed

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Edner, A., Lindström-Nilsson, M., Melhus, Å

  5. When are the dogs coming back? Animal-assisted activities with men in residential substance abuse treatment

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Scott, Taylor M. T., Kirnan, Jean

  6. "The connection just happens": Therapists' perspectives of canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.

  7. Invisible Paw Prints

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    Invisible Paw Prints, Inc., is an organization led by compassionate volunteers who use their canine companions to provide heartwarming visits in support of local community organizations.  

  8. Psychologists' Use of Dogs in Psychotherapy: A Therapeutic Exploration

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Christine A. Treece

    The current fund of literature documents the many benefits of using dogs as adjunct healing agents for both physical and psychological ailments. Despite the ever-growing body of research about dogs as adjunct interventions, there is a meager amount of information available about...

  9. Paws for Thought: A Controlled Study Investigating the Benefits of Interacting with a House-Trained Dog on University Students Mood and Anxiety

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Emily L R Thelwell

    University students have been found to have higher rates of psychological distress than that of the general population, which reportedly rises significantly upon starting university and does not return to pre-university levels throughout their time in university. It is therefore highly...

  10. The Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Nursing Student Anxiety

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Della Anderson

    College students have high levels of stress, anxiety, and loneliness (Stewart , Dispenza, Parker, Chang, & Cunnien, 2014). College campus counselors strive to combat this stress and meet student needs through creative solutions (Stewart et al., 2014). Nursing student stress has a major...

  11. Improving Engagement in Behavioral and Mental Health Services Through Animal-Assisted Interventions: A Scoping Review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Flynn, Erin, Zoller, Alexandra G., Gandenberger, Jaci, Morris, Kevin N.

  12. Pilot Study: Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Youth With Autism

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Peters, B. Caitlin, Wood, Wendy, Hepburn, Susan, Bundy, Anita

  13. Using Virtual Pet to Replace Pet Therapy Visits in Our Nursing Facility During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jung, Changgi, Jung, C., Jongyotha, K., De, I., Brennan, M., Naumovski, J.

    2021J Am Med Dir Assoc223B181538-937510.1016/j.jamda.2021.01.088engtext

  14. Tracking positive and negative affect in PTSD inpatients during a service dog intervention

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Woodward, Steven H., Jamison, Andrea L., Gala, Sasha, Lawlor, Catherine, Villasenor, Diana, Tamayo, Gisselle, Puckett, Melissa

  15. The role of cortisol in the association of canine-companionship with blood pressure, glucose, and lipids: a systematic review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rathish, D., Rajapakse, R. P. V. J., Weerakoon, K. G. a D.

  16. Hippotherapy: a systematic mapping review of peer-reviewed research, 1980 to 2018

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wood, Wendy H., Fields, Beth E.

  17. PAW-sitive for Whom? Examining the Treatment Acceptability of Prison-Animal Programs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rawleigh, Mikaela, Purc-Stephenson, Rebecca

    Although prison-based animal programs (PAPs) are not routinely available in rehabilitation plans at correctional facilities, they may represent a viable treatment option given the growing evidence showing that interacting with animals develops vocational skills, decreases behavioral infractions,...

  18. Assistance, service, emotional support, and therapy dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): McMichael, M. A., Singletary, M.

  19. Equestrian activities in Romania: the vaulting discipline

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bochis, F.

  20. New trends in the human animal bond: it's not just about oxytocin anymore

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Flynn, P.

    2020423-4259781946483201North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)Orlando,EnglishHuman-Animal Bond Association Clearwater, Florida, USA.text