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  1. Effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy on pain in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Zhang, Y., Yan, F., Li, S., Wang, Y., Ma, Y.

    AIMS: Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) relieves pain by creating a relaxed and comfortable environment to reduce anxiety in children. Yet little is known about its effects on pain in children. This study aims to systematically evaluate the effects of AAT on pain in children. METHODS: Eight...

  2. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on hospitalized children and teenagers: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Feng, Y., Lin, Y., Zhang, N., Jiang, X., Zhang, L.

  3. Animal Interaction Affecting Core Deficit Domains Among Children with Autism: A Meta-Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Droboniku, M. J., Mychailyszyn, M. P.

  4. The Effects of Dogs on Learning: A Meta-Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Reilly, Katie M., Adesope, Olusola O., Erdman, Phyllis

    Integrating dogs into learning environments is becoming more prevalent as growing evidence demonstrates positive benefits of dogs on human functioning. To date, there is no known quantitative review of research that specifically investigates the impacts of dogs within school/classroom...

  5. Animal-Assisted and Pet-Robot Interventions for Ameliorating Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Park, S., Bak, A., Kim, S., Nam, Y., Kim, H. S., Yoo, D. H., Moon, M.

  6. Animal-assisted Psychotherapy and Trauma: A Meta-analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Germain, Sarah M., Wilkie, Karlene D., Milbourne, Virginia M. K., Theule, Jennifer

    The present meta-analysis examined the efficacy of animal-assisted psychotherapy for individuals who have experienced trauma. Eight studies quantitatively assessed the treatment effects of involvement in animal-assisted psychotherapy. A random effects model was used to aggregate each study into...

  7. Personality in felids: A review

    | Contributor(s):: Gartner, Marieke Cassia, Weiss, Alexander

    Although there has been an increase in felid personality research, much more work is needed, with only 20 published studies, 17 of which focused on the domestic cat. Most studies show important implications for this type of research, but there is no consensus on terminology, method, or...

  8. 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

  9. Effects of dog-assisted therapy in adults with dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Zafra-Tanaka, J. H., Pacheco-Barrios, K., Tellez, W. A., Taype-Rondan, A.

  10. Evaluating the efficacy of equine therapy among at-risk youth: a meta-analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Wilkie, K. D., Germain, S., Theule, J.

    The present meta-analysis examined the efficacy of equine therapy among an at-risk youth population. Seven studies quantitatively assessed the treatment effects following involvement in an equine therapy program. The random effects model was used to aggregate each study into an overall effect...

  11. The effectiveness of dog-training programs in prison: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature

    | Contributor(s):: Cooke, Barbara J., Farrington, David P.

  12. Reactions of sheep towards three sets of emotional stimuli: (in) consistency in respect to stimulus valence and sheep identity

    | Contributor(s):: Gygax, L., Vogeli, S.

    There is an increasing interest in affective states in applied animal behaviour science, because these states are thought to reflect welfare from the perspective of the animals. Also, it can be expected that individuals differ in how they consistently react to emotional challenges. Recently, we...

  13. Heritability of behavioural traits in domestic dogs: a meta-analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Hradecka, L., Bartos, L., Svobodova, I., Sales, J.

    Reviews summarizing the literature on heritability of behavioural traits in dogs have been published repeatedly over the last four decades. The conclusions of these reviews vary to some extent. We applied meta-analysis and re-evaluated the literature available collecting 48 references dealing...

  14. A Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Reduce Loneliness

    | Contributor(s):: Masi, C. M., Chen, H. Y., Hawkley, L. C., Cacioppo, J. T.

  15. Robot-Based Psychotherapy: Concepts Development, State of the Art, and New Directions

    | Contributor(s):: David, D., Matu, S. A., David, O. A.

  16. Human-Animal Trust as an Analog for Human-Robot Trust: A Review of Current Evidence

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    | Contributor(s):: Deborah R. Billings, Kristin E. Schaefer, Jessie Y. C. Chen, Vivien Kocsis, Maria Barrera, Michelle Ferrer, Peter A. Hancock, Jacquelyn Cook

    Trust is an essential element required for effective human-robot teaming. Yet, experimental research examining human-robot trust in team interactions is at its infancy stage. Conducting empirical studies using live robots can be extremely difficult in terms of money, time, equipment...

  17. A scoping review of published research on the relinquishment of companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Coe, J. B., Young, I., Lambert, K., Dysart, L., Borden, L. N., Rajic, A.

    Globally, large populations of companion animals are relinquished each year. The purpose of this scoping review was to identify all published research investigating companion-animal relinquishment to map out and evaluate research gaps, needs, and opportunities. A comprehensive search strategy was...

  18. Effect of animal-assisted therapy on the psychological and functional status of elderly populations and patients with psychiatric disorders: a meta-analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Virués-Ortega, Javier, Pastor-Barriuso, Roberto, Castellote, Juan M., Población, Adolfo, de Pedro-Cuesta, Jesús

  19. Statistical power, effect size and animal welfare: recommendations for good practice

    | Contributor(s):: Hawkins, D., Gallacher, E., Gammell, M.

  20. The welfare of laying hens in conventional cages and alternative systems: first steps towards a quantitative comparison

    | Contributor(s):: Freire, R., Cowling, A.