Bunny Besties is an all-volunteer nonprofit that addresses the heightened stress in our community. We do it with cuddly loving bunnies and with the principles founded through studies at Mayo Clinic and our work with Boynton Health Services at the University of Minnesota. Our...
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.
Showing behavior in Animal Assisted Intervention and pet dogs
| Contributor(s):: Cavalli, C., Carballo, F., Dzik, M. V., Bentosela, M.
Human-animal-environment interactions as a context for youth social-emotional health and wellbeing: Practitioners' perspectives on processes of change, implementation, and challenges
| Contributor(s):: Flynn, E., Denson, E. B., Mueller, M. K., Gandenberger, J., Morris, K. N.
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.
Acceptability of AAI from the Perspective of Elderly Clients, Family Members, and Staff-A Pilot Study
| Contributor(s):: Machová, K., Procházková, R., Konigová, P., Svobodová, I., Přibylová, L., Vadroňová, M.
A pilot study of animal assisted activity among hospitalized older adults
| Contributor(s):: Smith, C., Bixler, D., George, A., Fusco, N., DeLuca, A.
Relationship Between Patient Satisfaction and the Presence of Cats in Psychiatric Wards
| Contributor(s):: Templin, J. C., Hediger, K., Wagner, C., Lang, U. E.
2018J Altern Complement Med24121219-12201075-553510.1089/acm.2018.0263engUniversity Psychiatric Clinic (UPK), University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.Faculty of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.Swiss Tropical...
Methodological Challenges Encountered in a Study of the Impact of Animal-assisted Intervention in Pediatric Heart Transplant Patients
| Contributor(s):: Walden, M., Lovenstein, A., Randag, A., Pye, S., Shannon, B., Pipkin, E., Ramick, A., Helmick, K., Strickland, M.
Donkey Therapy and Hippotherapy: Two Faces of the Same Coin?
| Contributor(s):: Portaro, S., Maresca, G., Raffa, A., Gemelli, G., Aliberti, B., Calabro, R. S.
Best Practice Standards in Animal-Assisted Interventions: How the LEAD Risk Assessment Tool Can Help
| Contributor(s):: Brelsford, V. L., Dimolareva, M., Gee, N. R., Meints, K.
Animal-Assisted and Pet-Robot Interventions for Ameliorating Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
| Contributor(s):: Park, S., Bak, A., Kim, S., Nam, Y., Kim, H. S., Yoo, D. H., Moon, M.
Intervenções assistidas por cães como terapêutica não farmacológica em contexto hospitalar no doente internado
| Contributor(s):: Marta Fernandes Correia Bernardo
Introdução: A hospitalização é, frequentemente, uma circunstância de fragilidade em que o doente apresenta distress. As terapias não farmacológicas, como uma abordagem holística do doente, são fundamentais para capacitar o...
A One Health Research Framework for Animal-Assisted Interventions
| Contributor(s):: Karin Hediger, Andrea Meisser, Jakob Zinsstag
Background: The integration of animals into healthcare, referred to as animal-assisted intervention, is a rapidly growing research field and was previously related to One Health. However, the assessment of synergistic effects of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) has been poorly addressed to...
Beneficios de las terapias asistidas con animales en personas con discapacidad
| Contributor(s):: Silvia Plasencia Samarín, Pablo Cabrera Hernández
El presente trabajo fin de grado (TFG), tiene como finalidad dar a conocer los beneficios de las intervenciones asistidas por animales (IAA) en las personas con algún tipo de discapacidad. Observaremos la evolución que han tenido estas intervenciones, las cuales comienzan como...
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...
Describing the Use of Animals in Animal-Assisted Intervention Research
| Contributor(s):: Ng, Zenithson, Morse, Laura, Albright, Julia, Viera, Ann, Souza, Marcy
Currently, there has been growing attention to animal welfare in animal-assisted interventions (AAI). However, there is a lack of scrutiny regarding what steps to take to ensure animal wellbeing during AAI research. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) reviews, monitors, and...
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...
Therapy Dogs Improve Student Affect but Not Memory
| Contributor(s):: Trammell, Janet P.
While students are increasingly struggling with anxiety and depression, the effects of therapy dogs on student stress has only recently been explored. This study was conducted to investigate whether therapy dogs can improve student affect and to determine if these benefits extend to cognition in...
Living and Robotic Dogs as Elicitors of Social Communication Behavior and Regulated Emotional Responding in Individuals with Autism and Severe Language Delay: A Preliminary Comparative Study
| Contributor(s):: Silva, Karine, Lima, Mariely, Santos-Magalhães, André, Fafiães, Carla, Sousa, Liliana de
The inclusion of animals and robots in therapeutic interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has become more common. This study provides a first comparison between the potential of living versus robotic dogs to elicit social communication behavior and regulated emotional responses in...