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  1. Exploring the use of complementary and alternative approaches to health care on UK dairy farms

    Contributor(s):: Crouch, K., Cabral, C., Cramer, H., Rees, G., Sharp, D., Barrett, D. C.

  2. The Impact of Robotic Companion Pets on Depression and Loneliness for Older Adults with Dementia During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Contributor(s):: Fogelson, D. M., Rutledge, C., Zimbro, K. S.

  3. The Scientific Advancement of Two Nature-Based Interventions for People with Dementia: Adaptive Riding and Adaptive Gardening

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    | Contributor(s):: Lassell, Rebecca K. F.

    People living with dementia are at risk for decreased quality of life (QoL). QoL may be supported through adaptive riding and horsemanship activities and adaptive gardening, two nature-based interventions; yet, they require further scientific advancement. This dissertation sought to...

  4. The Use of Life-Like Robotic Animals in the Acute Care Setting to Assist in the Care of Patients with Dementia

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    | Contributor(s):: Denby, Abby

    The purpose of this pilot project was to describe the effect of life-like robotic animals on the nurses’ ability to provide care, patients’ level of agitation, use of antipsychotic medications, restraint and sitter use for patients with dementia in an acute care setting. Nurses...

  5. Nurse Leaders' Perspectives on Animal-Assisted Interventions

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    | Contributor(s):: Abate, Samantha Vita

    Knowledge deficits and unfavorable attitudes are commonly cited barriers that prevent adoption of animal-assisted interventions (AAIs). Nurse leaders’ (NLs’) knowledge of and attitudes toward AAIs have not been well documented in the literature. The purpose of this study was to...

  6. Acceptability of an adjunct equine-assisted activities and therapies program for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury

    | Contributor(s):: Sylvia, L., West, E., Blackburn, A. M., Gupta, C., Bui, E., Mahoney, T., Duncan, G., Wright, E. C., Lejeune, S., Spencer, T. J.

  7. Evaluation of reliability of the Center for the Study of Animal Wellness Pet Bonding Scale (CSAWPBS) & the Dog Walk Program

    | Contributor(s):: Barbie Fulton

  8. Caregiver perceptions of the benefits of hippotherapy for children with various disorders, disabilities, and medical conditions

    | Contributor(s):: Scotland-Coogan, D., Whitworth, J. D., O'Brien, C. N.

  9. Dog Visiting Programs for Managing Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults: A Meta-Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Borgi, M., Collacchi, B., Giuliani, A., Cirulli, F.

  10. The Healing Properties of Nature and Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Ravmeet Ruby Bains

    The following piece is intended to enlighten readers on alternative healing modalities as a substitute for traditional therapeutic interventions. The study reviews wide-ranging literature on ecotherapy and animal-assisted therapy. The objective is not to compare well-known therapies, such as...

  11. Animal-Assisted Therapy: Mental, Physical, and Emotional Benefits Provided through Occupational Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Madeline C. Greene

    The idea of animal-assisted therapy seems like it may be a new alternative of therapy, but in reality it dates back to ancient Egypt and dogs were considered sacred and used as a healing power (Fine, 2000). AAT is commonly used in Occupational Therapy where benefits can be identified physically,...

  12. The search for the cure : exploring the mystery behind the importance of animal therapy, music therapy, and weighted vests on children who have autism

    | Contributor(s):: Hailey Paver

    The number of people diagnosed with autism has been dramatically increasing over the last ten years. It is estimated that in the next decade there will be more than four million people on the autism spectrum. There is a mystery surrounding autism in the world today, and that is because the cause...

  13. The knowledge, perception and utilization of equine chiropractic by horse riders in KwaZulu-Natal

    | Contributor(s):: Kirsten Moya Snow

    Background:  Horses are unlike most animals as they take part in equine sports and thus are athletic animals.  Comparable to a human athlete, horses are prone to sports related injuries and disease. Equine  chiropractic has shown to be one of the most utilized forms of...

  14. Social work professionals' knowledge and implementation of innovative therapies for adults with cancer

    | Contributor(s):: Sneed, Deborah J., Walter, Lindsay M.

  15. How equine facilitated psychotherapists describe their experiences with adults diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

    | Contributor(s):: Thiel, Jennifer M.

  16. Animal-assisted therapy : the positive effects that therapy animals provide to children with emotional/behavorial disorders

    | Contributor(s):: Lemke, Daniel J.

  17. Autism spectrum disorder: A review of the current understanding of pathophysiology and complementary therapies in children

    | Contributor(s):: Robson, Belinda

  18. Trends, Theories, and Treatments for Autism

    | Contributor(s):: Horowitz, Sala

  19. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches in the Treatment of PTSD

    | Contributor(s):: Wynn, G. H.

  20. When horses heal: a qualitative inquiry into Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy

    | Contributor(s):: Esbjorn, Ritu Janice