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  1. Dog Ownership and Training Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms and Increases Self-Compassion Among Veterans: Results of a Longitudinal Control Study

    Contributor(s):: Bergen-Cico, D., Smith, Y., Wolford, K., Gooley, C., Hannon, K., Woodruff, R., Spicer, M., Gump, B.

    Objectives: The aims of this study were to measure the potential impact of a therapeutic dog ownership and training program for Veterans with symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Design: The study used a quasi-experimental design with two cohorts of Veterans-a dog owner-trainer intervention and a...

  2. Does Anthropomorphism of Dogs Affect Pain Perception in Animal-Assisted Interventions? An Exploratory Study

    Contributor(s):: Turner-Collins, Clare, Breitenbecher, Kimberly H.

    The purpose of this exploratory study was to determine the effects of anthropomorphism of a therapy dog on pain perception during an animal-assisted intervention. Participants were 32 college women who were randomly assigned to the anthropomorphism condition or the control condition. All...

  3. A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Psychosocial Outcomes

    Contributor(s):: Maujean, Annick, Pepping, Christopher A., Kendall, Elizabeth

    The use of animal-assisted interventions (aaIs) to achieve psychological benefits has expanded rapidly over the last few years. However, this is a vastly under-researched area, and the research to date has been largely descriptive, in the form of case studies, or has used only small groups of...

  4. The Effect of an Animal-Assisted Intervention on Anxiety and Pain in Hospitalized Children

    Contributor(s):: Barker, Sandra B., Knisely, Janet S., Schubert, Christine M., Green, Jeffrey D., Ameringer, Suzanne

    Forty children between the ages of 8 and 18 years, who were admitted to a hospital pediatric unit, were randomly assigned to an animal-assisted intervention (AAI) or an active control condition (working on an age-appropriate jigsaw puzzle). Ratings of pain and anxiety were taken both pre- and...

  5. A Proposal for a Comprehensive Human-Animal Approach of Evaluation for Animal-Assisted Interventions

    Contributor(s):: Lerner, H.

    Background: An important field of human-animal interactions is animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), which refers to research on human-animal interactions in order to promote or facilitate health or education in humans. Very few studies among the rich literature on AAIs seem to include aspects of...

  6. Animal-assisted therapy in a Canadian psychiatric prison

    Contributor(s):: Dell, C., Chalmers, D., Stobbe, M., Rohr, B., Husband, A.

  7. [Impact of animal-assisted interventions on the resident]

    Contributor(s):: Chrusciel, J., Letty, A., Armaingaud, D., Hay, P. E., Sanchez, S.

  8. The State of Animal-Assisted Interventions: Addressing the Contemporary Issues that will Shape the Future

    Contributor(s):: Fine, A. H., Beck, A. M., Ng, Z.

  9. "We need them as much as they need us": A systematic review of the qualitative evidence for possible mechanisms of effectiveness of animal-assisted intervention (AAI)

    Contributor(s):: Shen, R. Z. Z., Xiong, P., Chou, U. I., Hall, B. J.

  10. A One Health Research Framework for Animal-Assisted Interventions

    Contributor(s):: Hediger, K., Meisser, A., Zinsstag, J.

  11. Verbal Interactional Synchronization between Therapist and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder during Dolphin Assisted Therapy: Five Case Studies

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    | Contributor(s):: Griffioen, R., van der Steen, S., Cox, R. F. A., Verheggen, T., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

  12. Measuring the Effects of an Animal-Assisted Intervention for Pediatric Oncology Patients and Their Parents: A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial [Formula: see text]

    | Contributor(s):: McCullough, A., Ruehrdanz, A., Jenkins, M. A., Gilmer, M. J., Olson, J., Pawar, A., Holley, L., Sierra-Rivera, S., Linder, D. E., Pichette, D., Grossman, N. J., Hellman, C., Guerin, N. A., O'Haire, M. E.

  13. Leaving A Mark, An Animal-Assisted Intervention Programme for Children Who Have Been Exposed to Gender-Based Violence: A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Muela, A., Azpiroz, J., Calzada, N., Soroa, G., Aritzeta, A.

  14. The benefits of an animal-assisted intervention service to patients and staff at a children's hospital

    | Contributor(s):: Uglow, L. S.

  15. The Human–Animal Relationship as the Focus of Animal-Assisted Interventions: A One Health Approach

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    | Contributor(s):: Lucia Francesca Menna, Antonio Santaniello, Margherita Todisco, Alessia Amato, Luca Borrelli, Cristiano Scandurra, Alessandro Fioretti

  16. Positive Effects of a Short-Term Dog-Assisted Intervention for Soldiers With Post-traumatic Stress Disorder-A Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Beetz, A., Schofmann, I., Girgensohn, R., Braas, R., Ernst, C.

  17. Animal-assisted therapy for schizophrenia and related disorders: A systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Hawkins, E. L., Hawkins, R. D., Dennis, M., Williams, J. M., Lawrie, S. M.

  18. Effects of therapeutic horseback riding on post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans

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    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca A Johnson, David L. Albright, James R. Marzolf, Jessica L. Bibbo, Hayley D. Yaglom, Sandra M. Crowder, Gretchen Carlisle, Amy Willard, Cynthia L. Russell, Karen Grindler, Steven Osterlind, Marita Wassman, Nathan Harms, Marcy Wilhelm-South

    Background Large numbers of post-deployment U.S. veterans are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI), leading to an urgent need for effective interventions to reduce symptoms and increase veterans’ coping. PTSD includes anxiety,...

  19. Integration of Animal-Assisted Therapy Standards in Pediatric Occupational Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Sara J. Shue, Melissa Y. Winkle, M J Mulcahey

    The primary purpose of this study was to describe how the best practice recommendations and standards of practice related to animal-assisted therapy (AAT) are being incorporated into pediatric occupational therapy (OT). The study design was a nonexperimental survey that identified the...

  20. The Effect of Dog-Assisted Intervention on Student Well-Being, Mood, and Anxiety

    | Contributor(s):: Dasha Grajfoner, Emma Harte, Lauren M. Potter, Nicola McGuigan

    This novel, exploratory study investigated the effect of a short, 20 min, dog-assisted intervention on student well-being, mood, and anxiety. One hundred and thirty-two university students were allocated to either an experimental condition or one of two control conditions. Each participant...