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  1. We Don’t Train in Vain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Human and Canine Caregiver Training

    Contributor(s):: Pfaller-Sadovsky, Nicole, Medina, Lucia, Dillenburger, Karola, Hurtado-Parrado, Camilo

    The present review assessed the current knowledge regarding caregiver- training effectiveness for human and human-canine dyads. Most canine-related sources (66%; n = 19) were case studies reporting a decrease of learner undesired behavior when using oral instruction (21%; n = 6). Most...

  2. The effects of a therapy dog vs mindfulness vs a student advisor on student anxiety and well-being

    Contributor(s):: Spruin, E., Dempster, T., Islam, S., Raybould, I.

  3. Non-Traditional Therapeutic Interventions for At-Risk Youth & Students with Complex Support Needs: Equine Therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Erin J. Grimm

    The increased need for effective interventions and the challenge of working with children and youth with complex support or at-risk needs such as emotional disorders, physical and mental health needs as well as autism; have resulted in the design of many non-traditional therapeutic...

  4. Sex ratio, conflict dynamics, and wounding in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)

    | Contributor(s):: Beisner, B. A., Jackson, M. E., Cameron, A., McCowan, B.

    Rhesus macaques, like many other primates, live in stable, multi-male multi-female groups in which adult females typically outnumber adult males. The number of males in multi-male/multi-female groups is most commonly discussed in terms of mate competition, where the sex ratio is a function of an...

  5. 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...

  6. Evaluating the Efficacy of Knowledge-Transfer Interventions on Animal Health Knowledge of Rural Working Equid Owners in Central Ethiopia: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Andrew P. Stringer, Rob M. Christley, Catriona E. Bell, Feseha Gebreab, Gebre Tefera, Karen Reed, Andrew Trawford, Gina L. Pinchbeck

    The objectives of this study were to evaluate the efficacy of several knowledge-transfer interventions about donkey health, utilizing a cluster-randomized controlled trial (c-RCT), on the long-term knowledge change (∼6 months post intervention) of Ethiopian rural working equid owners....

  7. Comparative efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions on agitation in people with dementia: A systematic review and Bayesian network meta-analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Leng, M., Zhao, Y., Wang, Z.

  8. Effect of group integrated intervention program combined animal-assisted therapy and integrated elderly play therapy on live alone elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Kil, T., Yoon, K. A., Ryu, H., Kim, M.

  9. The effectiveness of group combined intervention using animal-assisted therapy and integrated elderly play therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Kil, T., Kim, H. M., Kim, M.

  10. Dog Visiting Programs for Managing Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults: A Meta-Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Borgi, Marta PhD, Collacchi, Barbara MSc, Giuliani, Alessandro PhD, Cirulli, Francesca PhD

  11. Pilot testing a manualized equine-facilitated cognitive processing therapy (EF-CPT) intervention for PTSD in veterans

    | Contributor(s):: Wharton, Tracy, Whitworth, James, Macauley, Emily, Malone, Marguerite

  12. The Role of Animal Assisted Intervention on Improving Self-Esteem in Children With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Schuck, S. E. B., Johnson, H. L., Abdullah, M. M., Stehli, A., Fine, A. H., Lakes, K. D.

  13. Vitality from Experiences in Nature and Contact with Animals-A Way to Develop Joint Attention and Social Engagement in Children with Autism?

    | Contributor(s):: Bystrom, K., Grahn, P., Hagerhall, C.

  14. Effectiveness of a Combined Intervention on Psychological and Physical Capacities of Frail Older Adults: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Apostolo, J., Dixe, M. D. A., Bobrowicz-Campos, E., Areosa, T., Santos-Rocha, R., Brauna, M., Ribeiro, J., Marques, I., Freitas, J., Almeida, M. L., Couto, F.

  15. Performativity and a microbe: Exploring Mycobacterium bovis and the political ecologies of bovine tuberculosis

    | Contributor(s):: Robinson, Philip A.

  16. Paws and Think, Inc.

    Paws and Think, Inc. was founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) organization to bring the benefits off the human-animal bond to both people and dogs.  Our Mission is Improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection.  We do this through our Youth-Canine programs, helping at-risk or...

  17. Can mental health interventions change social networks? A systematic review

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    | Contributor(s):: Kimberly Anderson, Neelam Laxhman, Stefan Priebe

    Background Social networks of patients with psychosis can provide social support, and improve health and social outcomes, including quality of life. However, patients with psychosis often live rather isolated with very limited social networks. Evidence for interventions targeting symptoms or...

  18. Exploring the Gaps in Practical Ethical Guidance for Animal Welfare Considerations of Field Interventions and Innovations Targeting Dogs and Cats

    | Contributor(s):: Louisa Tasker, Susan F Getty, Joyce R Briggs, Valerie A.W. Benka

    Domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) and cats (Felis silvestris catus) are common species targeted by nongovernmental or intergovernmental organizations, veterinarians and government agencies worldwide, for field interventions (e.g., population management, rabies vaccination programs) or...

  19. A Clinical Practice Change Initiative to Incorporate Animal Assisted Therapy in Advanced Practice Registered Nurses' Clinical Practice for Children and Adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Donna Rae Cowell

    Background: Children and adolescents mental healthcare needs is vital for the future of our nation’s welfare (American Psychology Association, 2014). Research has indicated AAT may be a considerable choice to help with pediatrics mental healthcare and may be utilized as...

  20. Okanagan dog visitation's impact on seniors' social support : comparing group and individual conditions

    | Contributor(s):: Lindsay Burton

    Introduction: Social support (SS) is an important determinant of senior health. Dogs are an underutilized modality for seniors’ SS promotion, and dog visitation programs are emerging to address this underutilization. Dogs impact SS in two ways according to the Social Support Theory, as an...