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  1. Using Pet Therapy to Decrease Patients' Anxiety on Two Diverse Inpatient Units

    Contributor(s):: Mulvaney-Roth, P., Jackson, C., Bert, L., Eriksen, S., Ryan, M.

  2. Animal-assisted intervention and agitation in patients with dementia: evaluation in a special care unit by the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory

    Contributor(s):: Latoch, S., Carnein, S., Kohler, R., Blanc, F., Vogel, T., Kaltenbach, G.

  3. Pet Therapy in the Emergency Department and Ambulatory Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    Contributor(s):: Gaudet, L. A., Elliott, S. A., Ali, S., Kammerer, E., Stauffer, B., Felkar, B., Scott, S. D., Dennett, L., Hartling, L.

  4. Effects of Pet Therapy in Elderly Patients with Neurocognitive Disorders: A Brief Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Sbrizzi, C., Sapuppo, W.

    INTRODUCTION: Neurocognitive disorders (NCDs) are disturbances highly related to age. This means that, with the increasing trend in life expectancy, there is also an increase in this diagnosis, although NCDs are not exclusively found in the population over 65 years old. Likely, they will...

  5. Animal-Assisted Interventions with Dogs: A Review of the Current Literature

    | Contributor(s):: Doney, Emma

  6. Patients’ Best Friend: Understanding the Influence of Pet Therapy on Pain and Mood

    | Contributor(s):: Georgianna, Sarah R.

  7. Nurse Leaders’ Perspectives on Animal-Assisted Interventions

    | Contributor(s):: Abate, Samantha Vita

  8. [Animal-assisted intervention and agitation in patients with dementia: evaluation in a special care unit by the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory]

    | Contributor(s):: Latoch, S., Carnein, S., Kohler, R., Blanc, F., Vogel, T., Kaltenbach, G.

  9. Paws for Thought: A Controlled Study Investigating the Benefits of Interacting with a House-Trained Dog on University Students Mood and Anxiety

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily L R Thelwell

    University students have been found to have higher rates of psychological distress than that of the general population, which reportedly rises significantly upon starting university and does not return to pre-university levels throughout their time in university. It is therefore highly...

  10. A multicenter study of animal-assisted activity and anxiety among older adults hospitalized in acute care settings

    | Contributor(s):: Kowalski, Mildred Ortu, Smith, Carnette, Cole, Donna A., Bersick, Eileen, Keleekai-Brapoh, Nowai, Panfile, Patricia, Abate, Sami V.

  11. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on mental health of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Alison Thies

    This project explores the potential of using animals (particularly dogs) in animal-assisted therapy( AAT) with veterans who suffer from PTSD and reports on research that shows improvement in symptoms such as regulation of emotions, perceived quality of life, social functioning, sleep patterns,...

  12. 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.

  13. The Best Therapist Has Fur and Four Legs

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    | Contributor(s):: Jordyn Boesch, Sarah Boggs, Mark Campbell, Sarah Elam, Chelsea Hunley

  14. Animal-assisted therapy : a volunteer's perspective

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    | Contributor(s):: Moorhead, Jesse Rose

    Animal Assisted Therapy is a non-traditional therapy method that has gained recognition in recent years. The literature on the subject is largely provided by professional counselors and licensed social workers. This study investigated the perspectives of the volunteer animal handlers who...

  15. Animal assisted intervention for oncology and palliative care patients: A systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Diniz Pinto, K., Vieira de Souza, C. T., Benamor Teixeira, M. L., Fragoso da Silveira Gouvêa, M. I.

  16. Assessment of dental anxiety in children between 5 and 10 years of age in the presence of a therapy dog: a randomized controlled clinical study

    | Contributor(s):: Thakkar, T. K., Naik, S. N., Dixit, U. B.

  17. Benefits of Having a Pet at College: Perception of Today's College Students

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    | Contributor(s):: Morgan Jenkins

    The present literature review examined data from 10 studies that examined the benefits of pet therapy and well-being. Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of nursing, recognized these benefits in the early 1800s when she used animals to provide support to mentally ill patients. Since then, pets, but...

  18. The Effects of Service Dogs in Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Angie Slowik

    Background: Of the 2 million veterans that have been deployed to combat zones, 13-20% of them most likely have developed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Only half of the returning combat veterans seek care, and only about 40% experience significant improvement of their symptoms of PTSD....

  19. Curriculum-Based Animal-Assisted Therapy in an Acute Outpatient Mental Health Setting

    | Contributor(s):: Kashden, J., Lincoln, C. R., Finn-Stevenson, M.

  20. A pilot study of animal assisted activity among hospitalized older adults

    | Contributor(s):: Smith, C., Bixler, D., George, A., Fusco, N., DeLuca, A.