The effects of equine-assisted activities on execution function in children aged 7-8 years: A randomized controlled trial
| Contributor(s):: Cheng, X., Zhen, K., Fan, Y., Tang, Q., Wu, H.
BACKGROUND: This study examines the effects of equine-assisted activity (EAA) training on executive functioning (EF) (inhibitory control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility) in children aged 7-8 years. METHODS: Twenty-Four healthy children aged 7-8 years with a 1:1 ratio of boys to girls...
Pet ownership during the first 5 years after breast cancer diagnosis in the NEON-BC cohort
| Contributor(s):: Lopes-Conceição, L., Peleteiro, B., Araújo, N., Dias, T., Fontes, F., Pereira, S., Lunet, N.
BackgroundAlthough human–animal interactions (HAI) have been associated with health benefits, they have not been extensively studied among cancer patients nor which factors may influence HAI during cancer survivorship. Therefore, this study aims to describe pet ownership in a breast cancer...
Search methods that people use to find owners of lost pets
| Contributor(s):: Lord, L. K., Wittum, T. E., Ferketich, A. K., Funk, J. A., Rajala-Schultz, P. J.
Analysis of Trunk Neuromuscular Activation During Equine-Assisted Therapy in Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: de Mello, E. C., Diniz, L. H., Lage, J. B., Ribeiro, M. F., Bevilacqua Junior, D. E., Rosa, R. C., Cardoso, F. A. G., Ferreira, A. A., Ferraz, M. L. F., Teixeira, V. P. A., Espindula, A. P.
[Patient with a long history of disease in whom service dog contributed to recovery]
| Contributor(s):: Bak, M., Delespaul, P.
Outcomes of a controlled trial with visiting therapy dog teams on pain in adults in an emergency department
| Contributor(s):: Carey, B., Dell, C. A., Stempien, J., Tupper, S., Rohr, B., Carr, E., Cruz, M., Acoose, S., Butt, P., Broberg, L., Collard, L., Fele-Slaferek, L., Fornssler, C., Goodridge, D., Gunderson, J., McKenzie, H., Rubin, J., Shand, J., Smith, J., Trask, J., Ukrainetz, K., Meier, S.
ContextPain is a primary reason individuals attend an Emergency Department (ED), and its management is a concern.ObjectivesChange in symptoms and physiologic variables at 3 time points pre-post a ten-minute St. John Ambulance therapy dog team visit compared to no visit in ED patients who...
Intestinal parasites and risk factors in dogs and cats from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
| Contributor(s):: Arruda, I. F., Ramos, R. C. F., Barbosa, A. D. S., Abboud, L. C. S., Dos Reis, I. C., Millar, P. R., Amendoeira, M. R. R.
Animal history: an interview with Professor Harriet Ritvo
| Contributor(s):: Ritvo, H., Aprobato Filho, N.
It was in the 1980s that a new field in historical studies began to emerge, the animal history, or more specifically the history of human-animal relations. Harriet Ritvo - an eminent American historian and Emeritus Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology - is a pioneer in this field....
Effect of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies on Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
| Contributor(s):: Suk, M. H., Kwon, J. Y.
Equine-Assisted Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Military Veterans: An Open Trial
| Contributor(s):: Fisher, P. W., Lazarov, A., Lowell, A., Arnon, S., Turner, J. B., Bergman, M., Ryba, M., Such, S., Marohasy, C., Zhu, X., Suarez-Jimenez, B., Markowitz, J. C., Neria, Y.
Objective: As veterans have high rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and historically poor treatment outcomes and high attrition, alternative treatments have gained much popularity despite lack of rigorous research. In this study, a recently developed and manualized 8-session group...
Ultrasonographic examination of equine fetal growth parameters throughout gestation in pony for Equine-Assisted Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Gao, Y., Hannan, M. A., Murata, K., Rajabi-Toustani, R., Nambo, Y.
Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT) is gaining popularity. Ultrasound examination is used to decrease the abortion rate in horses. In this study, to monitor fetal well-being throughout the gestation for EAT, we measured fetal heart rate (FHR), fetal eye orbit (FEO), fetal gonad length (FGL), fetal...
Visitor attachment to dolphins during an interaction programme, are there implications to dolphin behavior?
| Contributor(s):: Welsh, T., Ward, S.
Animal-Assisted Therapy in Palliative Care
| Contributor(s):: Quintal, V., Reis-Pina, P.
Dog visits in nursing homes - increase complexity or keep it simple? A randomised controlled study
| Contributor(s):: Thodberg, K., Videbech, P. B., Hansen, T. G. B., Pedersen, A. B., Christensen, J. W.
OBJECTIVE: To compare the immediate response of nursing home residents to dog visits with or without an activity, and the impact of cognitive ability. METHODS: In a randomly controlled trial, 174 nursing home residents were allocated to 12 bi-weekly 10-minute visits: either ordinary dog visits...
Evaluating preference for and reinforcing efficacy of a therapy dog to increase verbal statements
| Contributor(s):: Jorgenson, C. D., Clay, C. J., Kahng, S.
"The connection just happens": Therapists' perspectives of canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum
| Contributor(s):: Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.
Pilot Study: Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Youth With Autism
| Contributor(s):: Peters, B. Caitlin, Wood, Wendy, Hepburn, Susan, Bundy, Anita
Effects of equine riding on static and dynamic mechanical contraction of the thighs and trunk muscles in inactive women
| Contributor(s):: Park, Sihwa, Park, Sunhee, Yoo, Jaehyun, Jee, Yong-Seok
Canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum: Parents' perspectives
Examining Obedience Training as a Physical Activity Intervention for Dog Owners: Findings from the Stealth Pet Obedience Training (SPOT) Pilot Study
| Contributor(s):: Potter, K., Masteller, B., Balzer, L. B.