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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. Therapy Dogs' and Handlers' Behavior and Salivary Cortisol During Initial Visits in a Complex Medical Institution: A Pilot Study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

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

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  8. 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

  9. Human Behaviour Change Interventions in Animal Care and Interactive Settings: A Review and Framework for Design and Evaluation

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mahmoud Khaled Masa\'deh, Sheila E. Purdum (adviser)

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

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

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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...

  20. 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...