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  1. Zoonotic Risk of Encephalitozoon cuniculi in Animal-Assisted Interventions: Laboratory Strategies for the Diagnosis of Infections in Humans and Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Santaniello, A., Cimmino, I., Dipineto, L., Agognon, A. L., Beguinot, F., Formisano, P., Fioretti, A., Menna, L. F., Oriente, F.

    The involvement of animals for therapeutic purposes has very ancient roots. To date, it is clear that animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), in addition to ensuring the replacement of missing or deficient affects, improves psychophysiological parameters connected to human health. However, AAI...

  2. Animal-Assisted Therapy and Oncology Hospice Patients

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Anderson

    Background: If there are more ways to induce comfort during hospice care, all options should be explored, which is why animal-assisted therapy (AAT) could be a viable, non-pharmacological option for oncology hospice patients. Objectives: The aim of this research is to show that the use of AAT...

  3. Canine-Assisted Therapy (CAT): A nurse-initiated program to reduce patients' perception of pain and anxiety at a critical access hospital

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    | Contributor(s):: Victoria McCue, Molly Vlach, Sherry Stathers, Clair Hefner, Theresa Worden, Julie Erickson

    Background/Purpose: The use of animals to promote or improve human health and wellbeing has a long history. However, it is yet to be recognized and accepted as either a complementary therapy or integrated into mainstream healthcare. Even though studies have reported the benefits of...

  4. Occurrence of Pasteurella multocida in Dogs Being Trained for Animal-Assisted Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Santaniello, A., Garzillo, S., Amato, A., Sansone, M., Fioretti, A., Menna, L. F.

  5. Implementing Animal Therapy into Current Medicinal Practices

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    | Contributor(s):: Jenna Schiefelbein

    • The purpose of this study was to explore an unconventional intervention of medicine; specifically the integration of animals into current healthcare practices. • The review of literature evaluated the implementation of animal therapy in medicine, both in the past and...

  6. Patient Opinion of Visiting Therapy Dogs in a Hospital Emergency Department

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    | Contributor(s):: Reddekopp, J., Dell, C. A., Rohr, B., Fornssler, B., Gibson, M., Carey, B., Stempien, J.

    To date there have been no studies examining whether patients want emergency department (ED) therapy dog programs. This patient-oriented study examined the opinions of patients about whether they would want to be visited by a therapy dog in the Royal University Hospital ED. Cross-sectional...

  7. A case study of the patient wait experience in an emergency department with therapy dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Colleen A. Dell, James Stempien, Lindsey Broberg, Alicia Husband, Lacey Jurke, Betty Rohr, Jane Smith, Joseph Rubin, Susan Tupper, Donna Goodridge, Cathie Fornssler, Logan Fele-Slaferek

    The quality of patient healthcare is a growing concern in Canada’s hospital emergency departments (ED) due to increasing wait times and associated adverse outcomes. A developing body of literature indicates that therapy dogs can positively impact the patient experience. In 2016, members...

  8. Animal-Facilitated Therapy Program: Outcomes from Caring Canines, a Program for Patients and Staff on an Inpatient Surgical Oncology Unit

    | Contributor(s):: Ginex, P., Montefusco, M., Zecco, G., Trocchia Mattessich, N., Burns, J., Hedal-Siegel, J., Kopelman, J., Tan, K. S.

  9. Falling, Dying Sheep, and the Divine: Notes on Thick Therapeutics in Peri-Urban Senegal

    | Contributor(s):: Lovell, Anne M., Papa, Mamadou Diagne

  10. The Impact of a Care Recipient's Pet on the Instrumental Caregiving Experience

    | Contributor(s):: Bibbo, J., Proulx, C. M.

  11. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on concentration and attention span in patients with acquired brain injury: A randomized controlled trial

    | Contributor(s):: Gocheva, V., Hund-Georgiadis, M., Hediger, K.

  12. Hyvää oloa koirista! : Koirien ulkoilutus osana mielenterveyskuntoutujien sosiaalista kuntoutusta

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    | Contributor(s):: Anna-Leena Kontiainen, Jenny Kiviniemi

    Opinnäytetyön ensisijaisena tavoitteena oli selvittää miten koirien ulkoilutus voisi toimia osana mielenterveyskuntoutujien sosiaalista kuntoutusta. Ajatus koirien ulkoilutuksesta mielenterveyskuntoutujien kanssa tuli Sateenkaaritalon vastaavalta ohjaajalta Riikka Hautalalta...

  13. VetCompass Australia: A National Big Data Collection System for Veterinary Science

    | Contributor(s):: Paul McGreevy, Peter Thomson, Navneet K. Dhand, David Raubenheimer, Sophie Masters, Caroline S. Mansfield, Timothy Baldwin, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhaes, Jacquie Rand, Peter Hill, Anne Peaston, James Gilkerson, Martin Combs, Shane Raidal, Peter Irwin, Peter Irons, Richard Squires, David Brodbelt, Jeremy Hammond

    VetCompass Australia is veterinary medical records-based research coordinated with the global VetCompass endeavor to maximize its quality and effectiveness for Australian companion animals (cats, dogs, and horses). Bringing together all seven Australian veterinary schools, it is the first...

  14. Participation and control experienced during animal-assisted activities by children hospitalised with cancer

    | Contributor(s):: Monique Vicky Simon

    Children diagnosed and treated for cancer experience a profound life-transformation as they are confronted with unprecedented physical, psychosocial and emotional challenges. Children’s experience of diagnosis and treatment is often accompanied by a lack of participation and reduced...

  15. The effect of animal-assisted therapy on children's stress during hospitalization [dissertation]

    | Contributor(s):: Tsai, Chia-Chun

  16. Contribution of the patient-horse relationship to substance use disorder treatment: Patients' experiences

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    | Contributor(s):: Kern-Godal, Ann, Brenna, Ida H., Kogstad, Norunn, Arnevik, Espen A., Ravndal, Edle

  17. The Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Balance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Homnick, Tamara D., Henning, Kim M., Swain, Charlene V., Homnick, Douglas N.

  18. Animal Assisted Therapy and its benefitsTerapia Assistida por Animais e seus beneficios

    | Contributor(s):: Nogueira, M. T. D., Nobre, M. O.

    The present thesis was based on a theoretical study and aimed to elucidate in the specialized literature; a brief historical of Animal Assisted Therapy, as well as its benefits. It was found that many countries recognize as a scientific therapeutic method, including the agency that regulates...

  19. Animals-as-Patients: Improving the Practice of Animal Experimentation

    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, Jane, Dageling, Chris

  20. Helping at-risk youth overcome trauma and substance abuse through animal-assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Kelly, Melissa A., Cozzolino, Callandre A.