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  1. The Integration of Choice Theory and Equine-Assisted Therapy within Adolescent Addiction Treatment

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    | Contributor(s):: William Leigh Atherton

    Adolescent substance use and misuse continues to rise in the United States of America. Psychological, behavioral, and physical health comorbid with substance use concerns is rising commensurate with illicit drug use. Traditional or standard treatment approaches have varying levels of efficacy,...

  2. Effects of animal-assisted activity on self-reported feelings of pain in hospitalized children and adolescents

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    | Contributor(s):: Tatiane Ichitani, Maria Claudia Cunha

    Animal-assisted intervention (AAI) is an approach recently introduced into the hospital environment to improve the quality of hospitalization and provide important benefits for patients with chronic diseases and long-term hospitalizations. This work aims to verify the effects of animal-assisted...

  3. Companion Animals and Adolescent Stress and Adaptive Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    | Contributor(s):: Mueller, Megan K., King, Erin K., Halbreich, Eli D., Callina, Kristina S.

  4. Hippotherapy in neurodevelopmental disorders: a narrative review focusing on cognitive and behavioral outcomes

    | Contributor(s):: Maresca, G., Portaro, S., Naro, A., Crisafulli, R., Raffa, A., Scarcella, I., Aliberti, B., Gemelli, G., Calabrò, R. S.

  5. Therapeutic riding or mindfulness: Comparative effectiveness of two recreational therapy interventions for adolescents with autism

    | Contributor(s):: Kemeny, Betsy, Burk, Steffanie, Hutchins, Deborah, Gramlich, Courtney

  6. From Regulating Emotions to Less Lonely Screen Time: Parents' Qualitative Perspectives of the Benefits and Challenges of Adolescent Pet Companionship

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    | Contributor(s):: Charmaraman, L., Cobas, S., Weed, J., Gu, Q., Kiel, E., Chin, H., Gramajo, A., Mueller, M. K.

    Adolescence is a prime developmental period to explore human-pet relationships, particularly given that teens are often relying less on their families, and more on other attachment figures such as peers and pets. However, most research on pet companionship is conducted with adults and young...

  7. Integrating Animal-Assisted Therapy Into TF-CBT for Abused Youth With PTSD: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Allen, B., Shenk, C. E., Dreschel, N. E., Wang, M., Bucher, A. M., Desir, M. P., Chen, M. J., Grabowski, S. R.

    This clinical trial examined animal-assisted therapy (AAT) as an adjunct to Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for abused youth with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Youth between the ages of 6 and 17 (M = 11.79, SD = 3.08) were randomized to receive standard TF-CBT or...

  8. Pulmonary Function and Aerobic Capacity Responses to Equine Assisted Therapy in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Abdel Ghafar, M. A., Abdelraouf, O. R., Abdel-Aziem, A. A., Elnegamy, T. E., Mohamed, M. E., Yehia, A. M., Mousa, G. S.

    BACKGROUND: Idiopathic scoliosis is a common spinal malalignment that negatively impacts the respiratory system and physical conditioning in adolescents. Equine-assisted therapy comprises therapeutic horseback riding that optimizes physical performance and mobility in a range of contexts....

  9. Improving the Emotional Distress and the Experience of Hospitalization in Children and Adolescent Patients Through Animal Assisted Interventions: A Systematic Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Correale, C., Borgi, M., Collacchi, B., Falamesca, C., Gentile, S., Vigevano, F., Cappelletti, S., Cirulli, F.

    Introduction: Animal Assisted Interventions (AAIs) are increasingly common in pediatric care settings as a means to promote the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of hospitalized children and adolescents.Objectives: The aim of this work was to review published studies...

  10. Effects of the artificial reef and flow field environment on the habitat selection behavior of Sebastes schlegelii juveniles

    | Contributor(s):: Li, Jiajia, Li, Jiao, Gong, Pihai, Guan, Changtao

    With pollution and disturbances in marine ecological environments, the quality and structure of fish habitats in offshore regions have exhibited drastic decreasing trends. Artificial reefs are a vital engineering measure for restoring such degraded marine habitats. In this study, the quantitative...

  11. The Horse as a Therapist: Effects of an Equine Program Without "Therapy" on the Attention and Behavior of Youth Disengaged from Traditional School

    | Contributor(s):: Norwood, M. F., Lakhani, A., Maujean, A., Downes, M., Fullagar, S., Barber, B. L., Kendall, E.

  12. Ponies Proliferate Positive Affect: The Effectiveness of Equine Therapy on Positive Affect in Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbances

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    | Contributor(s):: Hannah Roberts, Nikki Honzel

    Adolescents with serious emotional disturbances (SED) are a particularly difficult population to treat due to high comorbidity rates of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and behavioral conduct disorders. The current study compared the effectiveness of equine-facilitated psychotherapy...

  13. Equine Facilitated Mental Health Services and Social Adjustment in Adolescents on Probation

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    | Contributor(s):: Anna Idzerda

    Little quantitative research has been done to verify claims that the use of horses in Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Education Services has an impact on the clients’ emotional and mental wellbeing. This study was created to determine if participation in six months of weekly...

  14. Provider Perspectives of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for Social Skills

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    | Contributor(s):: Young, Rachel

    Animal assisted therapy has been used for years and has been researched primarily for autism but researchers have not focused specifically on the experiences of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their social skills after involvement in animal assisted therapy....

  15. Improving Daily Functioning of Gang Affiliated Juvenile Offenders through Animal-Assisted Therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Pataky, Ashley L.

  16. [Physiotherapy interventions through hippotherapy in the treatment of cerebral palsy. A literature review]

    | Contributor(s):: Mendizábal Alonso, P.

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

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

  18. Equine-Assisted Services for Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Systematic Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Helmer, Anne, Wechsler, Tamar, Gilboa, Yafit

    Objective: This systematic review evaluated equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAATs), formerly referred to as equine-assisted services (EAS), in children and youth (ages 6–18 years) with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to the International...

  19. The Perceived Impact of The First UK COVID-19 Lockdown on Companion Animal Welfare and Behaviour: A Mixed-Method Study of Associations with Owner Mental Health

    | Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, Emily, Santos de Assis, Luciana, Shahab, Lion, Ratschen, Elena, Toner, Paul, Kale, Dimitra, Reeve, Catherine, Mills, Daniel S.

  20. Evaluating the effectiveness of therapeutic horse riding for children and young people experiencing disability: a single-case experimental design study

    | Contributor(s):: Martin, Rachelle A., Taylor, William J., Surgenor, Lois J., Graham, Fiona P., Levack, William M. M., Blampied, Neville M.