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  1. Developing and Planning a Protocol for Implementing Health Promoting Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) in a Tertiary Health Setting

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    | Contributor(s):: Hamilton-Bruce, M. A., Young, J., Nottle, C., Hazel, S. J., Milton, A. G., McDowall, S., Mani, B., Koblar, S.

    The Ottawa Charter identifies that multiple levels of government, non-government, community, and other organizations should work together to facilitate health promotion, including in acute settings such as hospitals. We outline a method and protocol to achieve this, namely an Action Research...

  2. Therapeutic and Economic Benefits of Service Dogs Versus Emotional Support Dogs for Veterans With PTSD

    | Contributor(s):: Richerson, Joan T., Wagner, Todd H., Abrams, Thad, Skelton, Kelly, Biswas, Kousick, Illarmo, Samantha, McSherry, Frances, Fallon, Michael T., Frakt, Austin, Pizer, Steven, Magruder, Kathryn M., Groer, Shirley, Dorn, Patricia A., Huang, Grant D., Stock, Eileen M.

  3. Separation distress in a sample of rescued galgos form Spain

    | Contributor(s):: Normando, S. R. C., Bertomoro, F., Bonetti, O.

  4. Integrating dog shelters in the One Health perspective: is this truly achievable?

    | Contributor(s):: Sacchettino, L., Gatta, C., Pelagalli, A., Maruccio, L., Napolitano, F., Avallone, L., D'Angelo, D.

  5. Aplicativo vetpain

    | Contributor(s):: Luna, S.

  6. The effectiveness of hippotherapy simulation exercises for muscle strength, disease activity and quality of life in sedentary adults with ankylosing spondylitis

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    | Contributor(s):: Salbaş, E., Karahan, A. Y.

    INTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVE: Newly created systems called hippotherapy simulators (HS) mimic the primitive movements of a live horse. As they are new systems, research examining their usefulness has been well received. The aim of this study is to research the effects of HS on disease activity,...

  7. Corrigendum: Examining human-animal interactions and their effect on multidimensional frailty in later life: a scoping review

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    | Contributor(s):: Taeckens, A., Corcoran, M., Wang, K., Morris, K. N.

    [This corrects the article DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1214127.].

  8. Examining human-animal interactions and their effect on multidimensional frailty in later life: a scoping review

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    | Contributor(s):: Taeckens, A., Corcoran, M., Wang, K., Morris, K. N.

    This scoping review sought to compile outcomes associated with any human-animal interaction study regarding adults aged 50 and older in any living context and concerning a multidimensional (i.e., physical, psychological, cognitive, and social) perspective of frailty. Despite our best attempts...

  9. Exploring the Role of Empathy as a Dual Mediator in the Relationship between Human-Pet Attachment and Quality of Life: A Survey Study among Adult Dog Owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Sung, J. Y., Han, J. S.

    This study investigates the impact of empathy on the relationship between human-dog attachment and human quality of life. A survey involving 263 dog owners was conducted to gather data on attachment to dogs, empathy, and human quality of life in Korea. The findings indicate significant...

  10. Pet's influence on humans' daily physical activity and mental health: a meta-analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Martins, C. F., Soares, J. P., Cortinhas, A., Silva, L., Cardoso, L., Pires, M. A., Mota, M. P.

    ABSTRACT: The benefits of the human-animal bond on owners' health and quality of life have been the focus of research in recent decades. However, the results are still inconsistent. Thus, this study aims to investigate whether the presence of a pet, compared to a control group, influences...

  11. An evaluation of the effect of equine-facilitated psychotherapy on patients with substance use disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: Machová, K., Juríčková, V., Kasparová, A., Petrová, K., Sládková, B., Svobodová, I.

    Equine Facilitated Psychiatry and Psychology (EFPP) is a supportive non-pharmacological treatment program used in the treatment of patients with substance use disorder. The aim of this study was to evaluate a possible change in patient's health and health-related quality of life between the...

  12. Dog assisted education in children with rheumatic diseases and adolescents with chronic pain in Germany

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    | Contributor(s):: Kiesewetter, J., Herbach, N., Landes, I., Mayer, J., Elgner, V., Orle, K., Grunow, A., Langkau, R., Gratzer, C., Jansson, A. F.

    OBJECTIVES: Animal assisted intervention is an increasingly accepted tool to improve human well-being. The present study was performed to assess whether dog assisted education has a positive effect on children suffering from rheumatic disorders with pain and adolescents with chronic pain...

  13. Pet ownership during the first 5 years after breast cancer diagnosis in the NEON-BC cohort

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    | Contributor(s):: Lopes-Conceição, L., Peleteiro, B., Araújo, N., Dias, T., Fontes, F., Pereira, S., Lunet, N.

    BackgroundAlthough human–animal interactions (HAI) have been associated with health benefits, they have not been extensively studied among cancer patients nor which factors may influence HAI during cancer survivorship. Therefore, this study aims to describe pet ownership in a breast cancer...

  14. Consensus Statement on Animals' Relationship with Pediatric Oncohematological Patients, on Behalf of Infectious Diseases and Nurse Working Groups of the Italian Association of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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    | Contributor(s):: Fiumana, G., Botta, D., Dalla Porta, M. F., Macchi, S., Soncini, E., Santaniello, A., Paciello, O., Amicucci, M., Cellini, M., Cesaro, S.

    Contact with animals in pediatric oncohematologic patients is associated with many benefits, but the risk of contracting zoonoses, even if low, must be considered by clinicians. In order to assess the awareness about this topic, we surveyed the Italian pediatric oncohematology centers, which...

  15. [Equine Assisted Group Therapy. The Effect on the Quality of Life in Elderly with Dementia]

    | Contributor(s):: Bos-Van Essen, S. M.

  16. Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) on Social Interaction and Quality of Life in Patients with Schizophrenia during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Experimental Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Shih, C. A., Yang, M. H.

    PURPOSE: Most patients with schizophrenia exhibit low willingness to return to society because of negative social experiences. The COVID-19 pandemic led to severe social isolation for schizophrenia patients. However, animal-assisted therapy (AAT) can improve individuals' empathy, social...

  17. Welfare and quality of life assessments for shelter cats: A scoping review

    | Contributor(s):: Lamon, Tennille K., Slater, Margaret R., Moberly, Heather K., Budke, Christine M.

  18. Inflammatory phenotype, clinicopathologic variables, and effects of long-term methylene blue in dogs with hereditary methemoglobinemia caused by cytochrome b5 reductase deficiency

    | Contributor(s):: Jaffey, J. A., Wycislo, K. L.

  19. Canine-Assisted Intervention Effects on the Well-Being of Health Science Graduate Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Kivlen, C., Winston, K., Mills, D., DiZazzo-Miller, R., Davenport, R., Binfet, J. T.

  20. «Det får frem mye følelser når man jobber med hester, synes jeg. Både triste og fine ting da» – En kvalitativ studie om tidligere stoffmisbrukeres erfaringer med rehabiliteringstiltaket dyreassisterte aktiviteter og veien mot økt livskvalitet

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    | Contributor(s):: Anne Maren Friestad

    Dyreassisterte aktiviteter er et tverrfaglig tiltak som er brukt i sosialt arbeid for å støtte utsatte grupper. Hensikten med denne studien er å belyse hvordan stoffmisbrukere i rehabilitering kan oppleve dyreassisterte aktiviteter (DAA), og på hvilke måter dette...