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  1. Zoonotic Risk of Encephalitozoon cuniculi in Animal-Assisted Interventions: Laboratory Strategies for the Diagnosis of Infections in Humans and Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Santaniello, A., Cimmino, I., Dipineto, L., Agognon, A. L., Beguinot, F., Formisano, P., Fioretti, A., Menna, L. F., Oriente, F.

    The involvement of animals for therapeutic purposes has very ancient roots. To date, it is clear that animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), in addition to ensuring the replacement of missing or deficient affects, improves psychophysiological parameters connected to human health. However, AAI...

  2. Providing Humans With Practical, Best Practice Handling Guidelines During Human-Cat Interactions Increases Cats' Affiliative Behaviour and Reduces Aggression and Signs of Conflict

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    | Contributor(s):: Haywood, C., Ripari, L., Puzzo, J., Foreman-Worsley, R., Finka, L. R.

    The importance of animals' experiences and associated comfort during Human-Animal Interactions (HAI), and particularly Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI), are increasingly recognised. However, there remains a paucity of published research, particularly concerning less formal but frequent...

  3. Evaluating preference for and reinforcing efficacy of a therapy dog to increase verbal statements

    | Contributor(s):: Jorgenson, C. D., Clay, C. J., Kahng, S.

  4. The Effect of Therapy Dogs on Preoperative Anxiety

    | Contributor(s):: Foerder, Preston, Royer, Morgan

  5. Psychologists' Use of Dogs in Psychotherapy: A Therapeutic Exploration

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    | Contributor(s):: Christine A. Treece

    The current fund of literature documents the many benefits of using dogs as adjunct healing agents for both physical and psychological ailments. Despite the ever-growing body of research about dogs as adjunct interventions, there is a meager amount of information available about...

  6. Improving Engagement in Behavioral and Mental Health Services Through Animal-Assisted Interventions: A Scoping Review

    | Contributor(s):: Flynn, Erin, Zoller, Alexandra G., Gandenberger, Jaci, Morris, Kevin N.

  7. Neurological Mechanisms of Animal-Assisted Intervention in Alzheimer's Disease: A Hypothetical Review

    | Contributor(s):: Kim, Sujin, Nam, Yunkwon, Ham, Min-Joo, Park, Chisoo, Moon, Minho, Yoo, Doo-Han

  8. Dog training as a complementary intervention to support Veteran mental health and well-being: A scoping review

    | Contributor(s):: Van Buiten, Hannah, Flynn, Erin, Morris, Kevin N.

  9. Personality and Cognitive Profiles of Animal-Assisted Intervention Dogs and Pet Dogs in an Unsolvable Task

    | Contributor(s):: Piotti, Patrizia, Albertini, Mariangela, Trabucco, Lidia Pia, Ripari, Lucia, Karagiannis, Christos, Bandi, Claudio, Pirrone, Federica

  10. Effects of Dog-Assisted Education on Physical and Communicative Skills in Children with Severe and Multiple Disabilities: A Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Lobato Rincón, Luis Lucio, Rivera Martín, Beatriz, Medina Sánchez, María Ángeles, Villafaina, Santos, Merellano-Navarro, Eugenio, Collado-Mateo, Daniel

  11. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part II): Theoretical Mechanisms and Frameworks

    | Contributor(s):: Holder, T. R. N., Gruen, M. E., Roberts, D. L., Somers, T., Bozkurt, A.

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

    | Contributor(s):: Holder, T. R. N., Gruen, M. E., Roberts, D. L., Somers, T., Bozkurt, A.

  13. Ptsd service dogs foster resilience among veterans and military families

    | Contributor(s):: Nieforth, Leanne O., Craig, Elizabeth A., Behmer, Virginia A., MacDermid Wadsworth, Shelley, O'Haire, Marguerite E.

  14. Attitude towards and Interest in Dog-Assisted Interventions of Students in Higher Education

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    | Contributor(s):: Cathrin Rothkopf, Theresa Stark, Silke Schworm

    The mental health of students is a critical issue facing institutions of higher education, as a majority of college and university students report suffering from stress and anxiety. Studies have shown that interacting with animals can enhance the mental health. Consequently, animal-assisted...

  15. Transforming Trauma: Resilience and Healing Through Our Connections With Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Philip Tedeschi, Molly Anne Jenkins

    Have you ever looked deep into the eyes of an animal and felt entirely known? Often, the connections we share with non-human animals represent our safest and most reliable relationships, offering unique and profound opportunities for healing in periods of hardship. This book focuses on research...

  16. Effects of a Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program on Social Interaction and Communication in Children with Autism

    | Contributor(s):: Zhao, M., Chen, S., You, Y., Wang, Y., Zhang, Y.

  17. Using holistic and ethical practices with emotional support animal requests

    | Contributor(s):: Stewart, Leslie A., Hakenewerth, Timothy J., Rabinowitz, Peter, Fowler, Heather

  18. An Animal-Assisted Education Intervention with Dogs to Promote Emotion Comprehension in Primary School Children-The Federico II Model of Healthcare Zooanthropology

    | Contributor(s):: Scandurra, C., Santaniello, A., Cristiano, S., Mezza, F., Garzillo, S., Pizzo, R., Menna, L. F., Bochicchio, V.

  19. Exploring Dog-Assisted Interventions in Higher Education: Students' Attitudes and Perceived Effects on Well-Being

    | Contributor(s):: Rothkopf, C., Schworm, S.

  20. Effects of Dog-Assisted Therapies on Cognitive Mnemonic Capabilities in People Affected by Alzheimer's Disease

    | Contributor(s):: Quintavalla, F., Cao, S., Spinelli, D., Caffarra, P., Rossi, F. M., Basini, G., Sabbioni, A.