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  1. Therapy Dog Ownership as Serious Leisure for Members of a Therapy Dog Volunteer Group

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

    Therapy dogs are used in a variety of settings, including prisons, hospitals, and schools, for the purposes of providing emotional and psychological support to humans. They are trained to be well behaved and to be perceived as supportive of humans. This study sought to explore the benefits to...

  2. 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...

  3. 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

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

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

  5. Parallels in the interactive effect of highly sensitive personality and social factors on behaviour problems in dogs and humans

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

  6. Parallels in the interactive effect of highly sensitive personality and social factors on behaviour problems in dogs and humans

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  7. Management of otitis externa with an led-illuminated gel: a randomized controlled clinical trial in dogs

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

  8. Dog Welfare, Well-Being and Behavior: Considerations for Selection, Evaluation and Suitability for Animal-Assisted Therapy

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

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

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  10. 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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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  11. 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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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

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

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

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

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

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

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  15. 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

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

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

  17. Bridging the Gap between Personality-Social Psychology and Human-Animal Interaction Research

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    Personality and social psychology are two of the broadest subfields within psychology. Social psychology extends into areas such as perception and cognition while providing more unique contributions in specific domains such as close relationships and aggression. Personality cuts across all areas...

  18. Psychophysiological effects of human-dog interaction in university students exposed to a stress-induced situation using the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST).

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

    Enjoying the company of a good-natured dog can lend support to a person in a stressful situation. This presence brings benefits across different areas of human well-being and leads to a decrease in levels of sympathetic activation and subjective distress which are triggered in social anxiety...

  19. Human Helping of Animals: What Motivates It?

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    While considerable research has been carried out to understand helping offered to other humans, relatively little research has focused specifically on the motivations underlying helping for animals. It is possible that the social psychological helping literature may help shed light on the...

  20. Attachment to Dogs and Cats in Germany. Translation of the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale (LAPS) and description of the pet owning population in Germany

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

    Introduction: Attachment to pets has been shown to impact pet owners' (PO) physical health and quality of life. As no instrument for obtaining this kind of data currently exists in German, translating and validating the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale (LAPS) was the aim of this study....