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  1. A systematic literature review of animal-assisted interventions in oncology (part II): theoretical mechanisms and frameworks

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

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) can improve patients' quality of life as complementary medical treatments. Part I of this 2-paper systematic review focused on the methods and results of cancer-related AAIs; Part II discusses the theories of the field's investigators. Researchers...

  2. Animal assisted intervention for oncology and palliative care patients: A systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Diniz Pinto, K., Vieira de Souza, C. T., Benamor Teixeira, M. L., Fragoso da Silveira Gouvêa, M. I.

  3. Identification of Illness Uncertainty in Veterinary Oncology: Implications for Service

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    | Contributor(s):: Debbie L. Stoewen, Jason B. Coe, Clare MacMartin, Elizabeth A. Stone, Catherine E. Dewey

    Uncertainty has been identified as the central psychological feature of illness experiences, necessitating a variety of coping strategies to effectively manage it and successfully adapt. The purpose of this qualitative study was to determine the expectations of veterinary clients accessing...

  4. 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.

  5. Papillomavirus DNA is not Amplifiable from Bladder, Lung, or Mammary Gland Cancers in Dogs or Cats

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    | Contributor(s):: John S. Munday, Chloe B. MacLachlan, Matthew R. Perrott, Danielle Aberdein

    Papillomaviruses (PVs) cause around 5% of all human cancers, including most cervical cancers and around a quarter of all oral cancers. Additionally, some studies have suggested that PVs could cause a proportion of human lung, breast, and bladder cancers. As PVs have been associated with skin...

  6. Depression and anxiety in pet owners after a diagnosis of cancer in their pets: a cross-sectional study in Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Nakano, Y., Matsushima, M., Nakamori, A., Hiroma, J., Matsuo, E., Wakabayashi, H., Yoshida, S., Ichikawa, H., Kaneko, M., Mutai, R., Sugiyama, Y., Yoshida, E., Kobayashi, T.

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

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

  8. Development and psychometric testing of the Canine Owner-Reported Quality of Life questionnaire, an instrument designed to measure quality of life in dogs with cancer

    | Contributor(s):: Giuffrida, M. A., Brown, D. C., Ellenberg, S. S., Farrar, J. T.

  9. Clinical Findings in Dogs Trained for Awake-MRI

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    | Contributor(s):: Gregory S. Berns, Mark Spivak, Sarah Nemanic, Nicole Northrup

    Training dogs for awake-MRI began in 2012 for the study of canine cognition. Although originally envisioned as a research technique to understand the neural mechanisms of canine cognitive function, its potential as a new diagnostic clinical tool has become apparent. A high-quality structural...

  10. A Proof of Concept: Are Detection Dogs a Useful Tool to Verify Potential Biomarkers for Lung Cancer?

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    | Contributor(s):: Carola Fischer-Tenhagen, Dorothea Johnen, Irene Nehls, Roland Becker

    Early and reliable diagnostic test is essential for effective therapy of lung cancer. Volatile organic compounds that are characteristic for cancer could serve as valuable biomarkers in cancer diagnosis. Both trace analytical and detection dog approaches give some evidence for the existence of...

  11. Pet loss and grief: identifying at-risk pet owners during the euthanasia process

    | Contributor(s):: Barnard-Nguyen, S., Breit, M., Anderson, K. A., Nielsen, J.

    Pet owners often experience complex and profound grief reactions when their animals are euthanized. Veterinary staff are increasingly being called upon to be aware of and to respond to the grief reactions of pet owners at this critical time. The objectives of this study were to identify pet...

  12. Assisted therapy with dogs in cancer services

  13. Owners' attitudes and practices regarding nutrition of dogs diagnosed with cancer presenting at a referral oncology service in Ontario, Canada

    | Contributor(s):: Rajagopaul, S., Parr, J. M., Woods, J. P., Pearl, D. L., Coe, J. B., Verbrugghe, A.

  14. Never mind the length, feel the quality

    | Contributor(s):: Kent, M. S.

  15. Factors Which Influence Owners When Deciding to Use Chemotherapy in Terminally Ill Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Jane Williams, Catherine Phillips, Hollie Marie Byrd

    Chemotherapy is a commonly integrated treatment option within human and animal oncology regimes. Limited research has investigated pet owners’ treatment decision-making in animals diagnosed with malignant neoplasia. Dog and cat owners were asked to complete an online questionnaire to...

  16. Honoring the bond: when cancer threatens

    | Contributor(s):: Ogilvie, G. K.

  17. Animal-Assisted Therapy and Counseling Support for Women With Breast Cancer: An Exploration of Patient's Perceptions

    | Contributor(s):: White, J. H., Quinn, M., Garland, S., Dirkse, D., Wiebe, P., Hermann, M., Carlson, L. E.

  18. Play the "Pets" Card

  19. Centering on Wellness

    | Contributor(s):: Becze, Elisa

  20. Symptom Reduction Identified After Offering Animal-Assisted Activity at a Cancer Infusion Center

    | Contributor(s):: Marcus, Dawn A., Blazek-O'Neill, Betsy, Kopar, Jennifer L.