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  1. Assistive Device Use among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Profile of Canadians Using Hearing, Vision, and Mobility Devices in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

    Contributor(s):: Ishigami, Yoko, Jutai, Jeffrey, Kirkland, Susan

    There is increasing recognition that using assistive devices can support healthy aging. Minimizing discomfort and loss of function and increasing independence can have a substantial impact physically, psychologically, and financially on persons with functional impairments and resulting activity...

  2. Animal-assisted therapy on happiness and life quality of chronic psychiatric patients living in psychiatric residential care homes: a randomized controlled study

    Contributor(s):: Sahebalzamani, M., Rezaei, O., Moghadam, L. F.

  3. A Logic Model of a Dementia-specific Program of Equine-assisted Activities

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    Contributor(s):: Rebecca Lassell, Beth Fields, Sarah Busselman, Tauren Hempel, Wendy Wood

    Insufficient descriptions of what comprises animal-assisted interventions and why and how they are presumed to work pose significant challenges to their replication and further scientific development. The purpose of this study was to construct a comprehensive research-based logic model describing...

  4. Therapeutic horseback riding as a complementary intervention for military service members with PTSD

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    Contributor(s):: Beth A. Lanning, Amelia L. Wilson, Robert Woelk, A. Alexander Beaujean

    The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy and potential effectiveness of an 8-week therapeutic horseback riding [THR] program for veterans with combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD]. Eighty-nine military service members diagnosed with PTSD participated in either the THR...

  5. Prevalence, comorbidity, and breed differences in canine anxiety in 13,700 Finnish pet dogs

    Contributor(s):: Salonen, M., Sulkama, S., Mikkola, S., Puurunen, J., Hakanen, E., Tiira, K., Araujo, C., Lohi, H.

  6. Effects of Simulated Horseback Riding on Balance, Postural Sway, and Quality of Life in Older Adults With Parkinson's Disease

    Contributor(s):: Goudy, L. S., Rigby, B. R., Silliman-French, L., Becker, K. A.

  7. An explorative clinical pilot study into the effect of service dogs on chronic posttraumatic stress disorder

    Contributor(s):: Galsgaard, Astrid, Eskelund, Kasper

  8. Exploring the influence of service dogs on participation in daily occupations by veterans with PTSD: A pilot study

    Contributor(s):: McLaughlin, K., Hamilton, A. L.

  9. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part I): Methods and Results

    Contributor(s):: Holder, T. R. N., Gruen, M. E., Roberts, D. L., Somers, T., Bozkurt, A.

  10. An equine-assisted therapy intervention to improve pain, range of motion, and quality of life in adults and older adults with arthritis: A randomized controlled trial

    Contributor(s):: White-Lewis, S., Johnson, R., Ye, S., Russell, C.

  11. Pet Ownership Patterns and Successful Aging Outcomes in Community Dwelling Older Adults

    Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Gee, N. R., Simonsick, E. M., Studenski, S., Resnick, B., Barr, E., Kitner-Triolo, M., Hackney, A.

  12. Thriving through relationships: assistance dogs' and companion dogs' perceived ability to contribute to thriving in individuals with and without a disability

    Contributor(s):: Gravrok, J., Howell, T., Bendrups, D., Bennett, P.

  13. "You can be blind because of loving them so much": the impact on owners in the United Kingdom of living with a dog with osteoarthritis

    Contributor(s):: Belshaw, Z., Dean, R., Asher, L.

  14. Seizure-alerting behavior in dogs owned by people experiencing seizures

    Contributor(s):: Martos Martinez-Caja, A., De Herdt, V., Boon, P., Brandl, U., Cock, H., Parra, J., Perucca, E., Thadani, V., Moons, C. P. H.

  15. Critical Review of Research Methods Used to Consider the Impact of Human-Animal Interaction on Older Adults' Health

    Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Gee, N. R.

  16. The new "normal" world - post-COVID-19 pandemic

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    Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    The new "normal" world - post-COVID-19 pandemicA lecture by ErasmoDEOLIVEIRABringing trustable information about the bond between humans and pets, with a wide scientific base and in language accessible to all audiences.

  17. Anna Clark Anna Clark

    I love equestrian sports no less than horses. I write articles, since childhood I have been engaged in self-development and yoga. I have a dream, but I will not talk about it here ... now i work as...

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  18. Animal‐assisted therapy, including animal‐assisted activities and resident animals, for improving quality of life in people with stroke

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    | Contributor(s):: Emma Hawkins, Roxanne Hawkins, Martin Dennis, Joanne Williams, Stephen M. Lawrie

    This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess the effects of animal-assisted therapy for improving quality of life for people with stroke. A secondary objective is to assess outcomes relating to the feasibility and potential barriers of...

  19. I was not born with a mask!

    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Year 2020. The Mankind “evolved” frighteningly (in the broadest sense of this word); It created wings, conquered other planets, played God by manipulating DNA and the atom. Today, it is very “natural” to use a smartphone, but it seems ridiculous to hear the silence and...

  20. The Impact of Owning a Guide Dog on Owners’ Quality of Life: A Longitudinal Study

    | Contributor(s):: McIver, Sara, Hall, Sophie, Mills, Daniel S.

    Individuals with visual impairments often report low quality of life (QOL), increased depression, and reduced functionality. Trained assistance dogs have been shown to help improve QOL and daily functioning of individuals affected by chronic conditions, but these studies have been largely...