Evaluation of Dog Presence as a Therapeutic Classroom Intervention
Contributor(s):: Bultas, M. W., Rittiwong, T.
Non-randomized controlled trial examining the effects of livestock on motivation and anxiety in patients with chronic psychiatric disorders
| Contributor(s):: Shimizu, N., Yamazaki, C., Asano, K., Ohe, S., Ishida, M.
OBJECTIVES: Patients with chronic schizophrenia exhibit negative symptoms, including decreased work motivation. Animal-assisted therapy programs have been reported to benefit such patients; hence, there is a possibility that sheep-rearing, rather than conventional employment training, may...
Unbridled is the freedom from constraints that inhibit quality of life. Whether those constraints are anxiety, depression, or simply a build-up of life stressors, it is my goal to promote well being through a flexible and collaborative approach to growth. We offer therapy in a traditional...
Animal-assisted and robotic animal-assisted interventions within dementia care: A systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, E., Surr, C., Ratschen, E.
BACKGROUND: Animal-assisted interventions and robotic animal interventions are becoming increasingly popular to support the care of people with dementia and may have the potential to improve a range of psychosocial outcomes. This review aims to identify, describe, and compare animal-assisted...
Effectiveness of Operation K9 Assistance Dogs on Suicidality in Australian Veterans with PTSD: A 12-Month Mixed-Methods Follow-Up Study
| Contributor(s):: Sherman, M., Hutchinson, A. D., Bowen, H., Iannos, M., Van Hooff, M.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a pervasive disorder among both current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members. Studies have shown current psychological and pharmacological treatments for PTSD are suboptimal in veterans, with high dropout rates and poor adherence to...
The Impact of Therapy Dogs on Prelicensure Baccalaureate Nursing Student Test Anxiety
| Contributor(s):: Walker, C.
Leveraging Campus Landscapes for Public Health: A Pilot Study to Understand the Psychological Effects of Urban Sheep Grazing on College Campuses
| Contributor(s):: Kiers, A. Haven, Nishimura, Kelly M., Dewa, Carolyn S.
Interventional Strategies to Reduce Test Anxiety among Nursing Students: A Systematic Review
| Contributor(s):: Khaira, Manjit Kaur, Gopal, Raja Lexshimi Raja, Saini, Suriati Mohamed, Isa, Zaleha Md
Scientific Validation of Cannabidiol for Management of Dog and Cat Diseases
| Contributor(s):: Alvarenga, Isabella Corsato, Panickar, Kiran S., Hess, Hannah, McGrath, Stephanie
D2DT creates an opportunity to save at risk, rescued, or donated dogs, train them, and place them with deserving service members who have been diagnosed with post combat stress and anxiety. The purpose is to provide the veteran, at no cost, a trained dog that they can gain a constant companion...
The effects of goldfish on anxiety, fear, psychological and emotional well-being of hospitalized children: A randomized controlled study
| Contributor(s):: Sarman, A., Günay, U.
Canine-Assisted Intervention Effects on the Well-Being of Health Science Graduate Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial
| Contributor(s):: Kivlen, C., Winston, K., Mills, D., DiZazzo-Miller, R., Davenport, R., Binfet, J. T.
Does use of animal therapy during dental care help to reduce anxiety in children and adolescents? A systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Ribeiro, Cdpv, Alves, J. B., Kominami, P. A., Takeshita Nakagawa, E., Bezerra, A. C. B., Massignan, C.
Evaluation of the syndromic characterization and diagnostic criteria of the concept of anxiety in animal ethology professionals
| Contributor(s):: Aline Morales-Estrada, Andres Ducoing-Watty, Itzcoatl Maldonado-Resendiz
There is a wide range of reported signs for anxious patients in veterinary medicine but specific diagnostic criteria to characterize them is lacking. The objective of this study was to determine the variability in the concepts of anxiety and the criteria used to diagnose anxiety disorders in...
Depression, anxiety, and happiness in dog owners and potential dog owners during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States
| Contributor(s):: Francois Martin, Katherine E. Bachert, LeAnn Snow, Hsiao-Wei Tu, Julien Belahbib, Sandra A. Lyn
Major life events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, affect psychological and physiological health. Social support, or the lack thereof, can modulate these effects. The context of the COVID-19 pandemic offered a unique opportunity to better understand how dogs may provide social support for their...
With or Without You: Beneficial and Detrimental Associations Between Companion Dogs and Human Psychological Adjustment During a COVID-19 Lockdown Phase
| Contributor(s):: Lima, Mariely, Mateus, Teresa Letra, Silva, Karine
Rising Star Riders
Rising Star Riders, RSR, provides therapeutic horseback riding, unmounted instruction and mental health services. We offer services to children and adults with physical and/or emotional challenges. During mounted instruction the participant learns how to properly mount...
Dogs and the Good Life: A Cross-Sectional Study of the Association Between the Dog-Owner Relationship and Owner Mental Wellbeing
| Contributor(s):: Merkouri, A., Graham, T. M., O'Haire, M. E., Purewal, R., Westgarth, C.
Dog ownership is believed to benefit owner wellbeing but, contrary to popular belief, there is limited evidence to suggest that simply owning a dog is associated with improved mental health. This mixed-methods study investigates whether dog owners with stronger relationships with their dogs...
A Correlational Study Exploring Nurse Work Anxiety and Animal-Assisted Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Coto, J. A., Ohlendorf, E. K., Cinnamon, A. E., Ellis, T. L., Ondrey, M. A., Bartuch, P.
The Effectiveness of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Reducing Student Anxiety in School Settings
| Contributor(s):: Emily Stables
Anxiety has a detrimental effect on child development in numerous capacities including academics, peer relationships, and long-term effects if left untreated (Nail et al., 2015; Siegel, LaGreca & Harrison, 2009; Van Ameringen, Mancini & Farvolden, 2001). The use of animalassisted...