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  1. Strategies to Decrease Depression from Social Isolation Among the Elderly Population

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    Posters | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Strategies to Decrease Depression from Social Isolation Among the Elderly Population Erin Gallagher and Megan Russ Faculty Sponsor: Christina Lattner, DNP, APRN, AGNP-C, ANP-BC Background: The lack of social interaction among the elderly population has been directly linked with higher...

  2. Special Education in Juvenile Residential Facilities: Can Animals Help?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Children with emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD) are arguably one of the highest at-risk groups for dropping out before graduating high school. They are the group of students with disabilities who are most likely to be educated in residential facilities. Residential facilities such as Green...

  3. Story Dogs

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    The mission of Story Dogs is to make reading fun for children, so they become confident lifelong readers. 

  4. Influence of the Competition Context on Arousal in Agility Dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    To determine whether participation in dog agility has an impact on canine arousal and welfare, this study aimed firstly to identify the effect of the competition context on arousal changes experienced by dogs, as distinct from purely physical participation in agility, and secondly to assess the...

  5. Survey of Massachusetts Animal Shelter Record-Keeping Practices in 2015

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    The animal sheltering industry lacks standardized methods of data collection and analysis. The resulting lack of available data limits our understanding of the homeless animal population. The objective of this study was to better understand record-keeping practices and attitudes toward shelter...

  6. An Estimate of the Number of Dogs in US Shelters in 2015 and the Factors Affecting Their Fate

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    The objective of this study was to estimate the total number of shelters in the United States; estimate the number of dogs entering US shelters annually; determine what happens to the dogs that enter shelters; and identify the characteristics of shelters affecting the outcome of the dogs in their...

  7. Exploring the influence of service dogs on participation in daily occupations by veterans with PTSD: A pilot study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  8. Exploring the influence of service dogs on participation in daily occupations by veterans with PTSD: A pilot study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

  9. The effects of the Spanish COVID-19 lockdown on people, their pets and the human-animal bond

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

  10. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part I): Methods and Results

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  11. The effects of a therapy dog vs mindfulness vs a student advisor on student anxiety and well-being

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  12. Curriculum-Based Animal-Assisted Therapy in an Acute Outpatient Mental Health Setting

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  13. NEW THERAPEUTIC PROFESSIONS : ART-THERAPY AND ANIMAL ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY AS A RESOURCE FOR BETTER INCLUSION

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    20192706-2706978-84-09-08619-1Iated-Int Assoc Technology Education & DevelopmentValenicaEnglish[Bar-On, S.] Levinsky Coll Educ, Tel Aviv, Israel.Bar-On, S (corresponding author), Levinsky Coll Educ, Tel Aviv, Israel.text

  14. Exploring the Effects of Pet Preference, Presence, and Personality on Depression Symptoms

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Pets live in nearly two-thirds of US households and are thought to increase wellbeing. However, previous research is mixed regarding the extent to which pets actually provide benefits. One understudied factor that may help clarify these findings is pet preference, or the extent to which a person...

  15. Beijing Dog Politics: Governing Human–Canine Relationships in China

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    This paper uses a governmentality approach to examine the political history of human–canine relationships in the People’s Republic of China, focusing on the evolution of household dog regulations in Beijing. In doing so, it ties the micropolitics of human–canine relations to transformations in...

  16. The Effects of Dogs on Learning: A Meta-Analysis

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Integrating dogs into learning environments is becoming more prevalent as growing evidence demonstrates positive benefits of dogs on human functioning. To date, there is no known quantitative review of research that specifically investigates the impacts of dogs within school/classroom...

  17. Investigating putative depression-like states in the domestic dog: Does greater time spent displaying waking inactivity in the home kennel co-vary with negative judgment of ambiguity?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Exposure to chronic stressors and/or traumatic events can trigger depression-like forms of waking inactivity in non-human species (mice, horses, primates) as well as clinical depression in humans. This study aimed to test the hypothesis that elevated levels of waking inactivity in the home...

  18. Scent dog identification of samples from COVID-19 patients – a pilot study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Background: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, early, ideally real-time, identification of SARS-CoV-2 infected individuals is pivotal in interrupting infection chains. Volatile organic compounds produced during respiratory infections can cause specific scent imprints, which can be...

  19. Colorado Therapy Horses

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Colorado Therapy Horses is a 501(c)(3) non-riding equine assisted therapy program, located in Greeley, Colorado. Started in 2003, CTH utilizes 17 4-legged therapists focused on human clients. Working with the horse on the ground focuses on clients obtaining personal power while working with the...

  20. Battle of the Sexes in Best of Breed: Sex Influences Dogs' Success in the Show Ring

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Much of the research on pedigree dog breeding has been directed towards understanding the implications of reduced genetic diversity and the prevalence of inherited disorders. An example is the potential role of the popular sire effect in perpetuating genetic defects. If male dogs are more...