The Effects of Pet Therapy on Pediatric Patients with Autism
| Contributor(s):: Tayler Wade, Christine Hober
Objective: To identify the effects of pet therapy and improvement of social development in ASD Level 2 children. Design: Quantitative; Quasi-experimental; Descriptive Setting: Western, rural Kansas Pediatric Center Participants: Children ages 5-10 years old diagnosed with ASD Level 2, Nurses,...
From In-Person to Virtual: A Case Study of an Animal-Assisted Visiting Program in a Pediatric Setting
| Contributor(s):: Whitney Romine
This article focuses on the practical aspects of converting a successful in-person AAA program to a virtual program in a health care setting including human, canine, and physical resources; animal welfare considerations; training, infection control, and safety guidelines; and visit delivery...
Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Animal-Assisted Activities in Pediatric Hospitals
| Contributor(s):: Chubak, J., Pocobelli, G., Ziebell, R. A., Hawkes, R. J., Adler, A., Bobb, J. F., Zerr, D. M.
INTRODUCTION: The goal of this study was to document current hospital-based animal-assisted activities (AAA) practices. METHOD: We contacted 20 hospitals and asked about their AAA programs, including COVID-19 precautions. RESULTS: Eighteen of 20 hospitals responded. Before 2020, all offered...
Animal Assisted Therapy in Pediatric Speech-Language Therapy with a Preschool Child with Severe Language Delay: A Single-Subject Design
| Contributor(s):: Heather K. Anderson, Sandra L. Hayes, Julie P. Smith
Background: The application of animal assisted therapy (AAT) in provision of services is an emerging area of research in the allied health literature. Prior investigators have called for additional research concerning applications of animal assisted therapy in specific settings and patient...
Effect of animal assisted interactions on activity and stress response in children in acute care settings
| Contributor(s):: Jennings, M. L., Granger, D. A., Bryce, C. I., Twitchell, D., Yeakel, K., Teaford, P. A.
OBJECTIVE: Determine the effects of animal assisted interactions (AAI) on activity and stress response in pediatric acute care settings. DESIGN: Randomized treatment control design. SETTING: Inpatient pediatric acute care units (PICU, CVICU and Hematology/Oncology). PATIENTS: Eighty pediatric...
Improving the Emotional Distress and the Experience of Hospitalization in Children and Adolescent Patients Through Animal Assisted Interventions: A Systematic Review
| Contributor(s):: Correale, C., Borgi, M., Collacchi, B., Falamesca, C., Gentile, S., Vigevano, F., Cappelletti, S., Cirulli, F.
Introduction: Animal Assisted Interventions (AAIs) are increasingly common in pediatric care settings as a means to promote the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of hospitalized children and adolescents.Objectives: The aim of this work was to review published studies...
Hippotherapy and life habits with children with motor deficit and neurodevelopmental impairment: A pilot survey of parents
| Contributor(s):: Potvin-Bélanger, A., Freeman, A., Vincent, C.
Animal assisted interventions in the children's hospital: protocol for a scoping review
| Contributor(s):: Howe, R., Nicholson, S., Lafferty, A., Davies, C., Stokes, D., Kroll, T.
Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy Across Pediatric Care Settings: A Systematic Review
| Contributor(s):: Holly Howser, Thomas Dixon, Jessica Nunez
With alternative therapies and complementary medicine becoming increasingly popular and supported by research, it is important for healthcare workers to be prepared to encounter and use these therapies in practice. A common problem in the pediatric healthcare setting is stress in patients and...
The effects of facility dogs on burnout, job-related well-being, and mental health in pediatric hospital professionals
| Contributor(s):: Jensen, C. L., Bibbo, J., Rodriguez, K. E., O'Haire, M. E.
The impact of service dogs on children, youth and their families: A systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Lindsay, S., Thiyagarajah, K.
Methodological Challenges Encountered in a Study of the Impact of Animal-assisted Intervention in Pediatric Heart Transplant Patients
| Contributor(s):: Walden, M., Lovenstein, A., Randag, A., Pye, S., Shannon, B., Pipkin, E., Ramick, A., Helmick, K., Strickland, M.
Easing anxiety in preparation for pediatric magnetic resonance imaging: a pilot study using animal-assisted therapy
| Contributor(s):: Perez, M., Cuscaden, C., Somers, J. F., Simms, N., Shaheed, S., Kehoe, L. A., Holowka, S. A., Aziza, A. A., Shroff, M. M., Greer, M. C.
The Effect of a Pet Therapy and Comparison Intervention on Anxiety in Hospitalized Children
| Contributor(s):: Hinic, K., Kowalski, M. O., Holtzman, K., Mobus, K.
The Meaning and Motivation of Children Participating in Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Pilot Study
| Contributor(s):: Beth Laskowski, Melissa Y. Winkle, Whitney Lucas Molitor
Background: Despite claims that animal-assisted therapy is beneficial, there is limited empirical evidence supporting this. Current literature supports the physical, emotional, and psychological benefits an animal can provide, but few studies have explored the outcomes of incorporating an...
Dog attachment and perceived social support in overweight/obese and healthy weight children
| Contributor(s):: Deborah E. Linder, Jennifer M. Sacheck, Farzad Noubary, Miriam E. Nelson, Lisa M. Freeman
The development of effective and sustainable interventions to treat childhood obesity remains both a priority and a challenge. Previous studies support that dogs provide social support in overweight adults in obesity interventions, but the child-dog relationship is not as well understood. The...
The benefits of an animal-assisted intervention service to patients and staff at a children's hospital
| Contributor(s):: Uglow, L. S.
Development of an animal-assisted activity program on a pediatric behavioral health unit
| Contributor(s):: Fodstad, J. C., Bauers, J., Sexton, M., Butler, M., Karlsson, C., Neff, M.
Pediatric palliative care nursing
| Contributor(s):: Akard, T. F., Hendricks-Ferguson, V. L., Gilmer, M. J.
Stress level evaluation in a dog during animal-assisted therapy in pediatric surgery
| Contributor(s):: Palestrini, C., Calcaterra, V., Cannas, S., Talamonti, Z., Papotti, F., Buttram, D., Pelizzo, G.
Animal-assisted interventions are associated with positive effects on human psychological and physiological health. Although quality standards in animal-assisted interventions appear to be high, only few investigations have focused on potential welfare implications in therapy dogs. In the...