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  1. Exploring the influence of service dogs on participation in daily occupations by veterans with PTSD: A pilot study

    Contributor(s):: McLaughlin, K., Hamilton, A. L.

  2. Animal-assisted activity improves social behaviors in psychiatrically hospitalized youth with autism

    Contributor(s):: Germone, M. M., Gabriels, R. L., Guérin, N. A., Pan, Z., Banks, T., O'Haire, M. E.

  3. Thriving through relationships: assistance dogs' and companion dogs' perceived ability to contribute to thriving in individuals with and without a disability

    Contributor(s):: Gravrok, J., Howell, T., Bendrups, D., Bennett, P.

  4. Methodological and Terminological Issues in Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Umbrella Review of Systematic Reviews

    Contributor(s):: Santaniello, A., Dice, F., Carratu, R. C., Amato, A., Fioretti, A., Menna, L. F.

  5. Investigation of Physiological and Behavioral Responses in Dogs Participating in Animal-Assisted Therapy with Children Diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Contributor(s):: Melco, A. L., Goldman, L., Fine, A. H., Peralta, J. M.

  6. Easing anxiety in preparation for pediatric magnetic resonance imaging: a pilot study using animal-assisted therapy

    Contributor(s):: Perez, M., Cuscaden, C., Somers, J. F., Simms, N., Shaheed, S., Kehoe, L. A., Holowka, S. A., Aziza, A. A., Shroff, M. M., Greer, M. C.

  7. Canine Assisted Occupational Therapy: Protocol of a Pilot Randomised Control Trial for Children on the Autism Spectrum

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessica Hill, Jenny Ziviani, Judy Cawdell-Smith, Carlie Driscoll

    Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental condition characterised by difficulties with communication, social interaction, and restricted and repetitive behaviours. For children with this disorder, the ability to engage with people and activities, and to participate in everyday...

  8. Animal-assisted therapy used for anxiety disorders in patients with learning disabilities: An observational study

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    | Contributor(s):: F. Giuliani, M. Jacquemettaz

    Introduction:Animal-assisted therapy is defined as the positive interaction between an animal and a patient within a therapeutic framework. Previous studies have reported on the beneficial effects of animal-assisted therapy with patients suffering from anxiety, a major challenge for...

  9. 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...

  10. Low-Ability Secondary School Students Show Emotional, Motivational, and Performance Benefits when Reading to a Dog Versus a Teacher

    | Contributor(s):: Barber, Olivia, Proops, Leanne

    Some research shows that reading to a dog can positively impact both reading attainment and attitude to reading in school children; however, most research to date has focused on primary school-aged children (4–11 years). In this study we used a series of comparisons to assess the immediate...

  11. Effectiveness of the dog therapy for patients with dementia - a systematic review

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    | Contributor(s):: Klimova, B., Toman, J., Kuca, K.

    BACKGROUND: Dementia represents a mental and economic burden for both patients and their caregivers. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore the effectiveness of animal assisted therapy (AAT) with special focus on canis therapy among people with dementia, specifically Alzheimer's...

  12. Companion Dog Foster Caregiver Program for Older Veterans at the VA Maryland Health Care System: A Feasibility Study

    | Contributor(s):: Ortmeyer, H. K., Robey, L. C.

    Veterans experience mental health conditions at a disproportionate rate compared to their civilian counterparts, and approximately 60% of older veterans who receive their care through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations. We...

  13. Animal-Assisted Therapy in the Residential Treatment of Dual Pathology

    | Contributor(s):: Monfort Montolio, M., Sancho-Pelluz, J.

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a complementary intervention of therapy that has shown positive results in the treatment of various pathologies. This study assesses the viability of the implementation and the effectiveness of an AAT program in patients diagnosed with substance abuse disorder and...

  14. Animal-assisted therapy for dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Lai, N. M., Chang, S. M. W., Ng, S. S., Tan, S. L., Chaiyakunapruk, N., Stanaway, F.

    BACKGROUND: Dementia is a chronic condition which progressively affects memory and other cognitive functions, social behaviour, and ability to carry out daily activities. To date, no treatment is clearly effective in preventing progression of the disease, and most treatments are symptomatic,...

  15. Canine-Assisted Therapy in Hospitalized Patients Awaiting Heart Transplantation

    | Contributor(s):: Snipelisky, D., Smidt, J., Gallup, S., Myrick, J., Bauer, B., Burton, M. C.

  16. Animal-assisted therapy in a Canadian psychiatric prison

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

  17. The "pet effect" in cancer patients: Risks and benefits of human-pet interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Chan, M. M., Tapia Rico, G.

  18. The Effect of a Pet Therapy and Comparison Intervention on Anxiety in Hospitalized Children

    | Contributor(s):: Hinic, K., Kowalski, M. O., Holtzman, K., Mobus, K.

  19. Acceptability and Demand of Therapy Dog Support Among Oral Health Care Providers and Caregivers of Pediatric Patients

    | Contributor(s):: Vincent, A., Easton, S., Sterman, J., Farkas, K., Heima, M.

  20. The Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on the State of Patients' Health After a Stroke: A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Machova, K., Prochazkova, R., Riha, M., Svobodova, I.