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  1. Pilot study of the influence of equine assisted therapy on physiological and behavioral parameters related to welfare of horses and patients

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    | Contributor(s):: Dolores Ayala, M., Carrillo, A., Iniesta, P., Ferrer, P.

    Different welfare indicators were studied in three patients with psychomotor alterations and in two horses throughout 9-10 equine assisted therapy sessions in each patient. In horses, heart and respiratory rates, blood pressure, temperature and behavioral signs were studied. In patients, heart...

  2. Development of the dog attachment insecurity screening inventory (D-AISI): a pilot study on a sample of female owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Riggio, G., Noom, M., Gazzano, A., Mariti, C.

    To date, the Strange Situation Procedure is the only tool available to investigate the quality of the dog's attachment bond towards the owner. This study aimed to adapt a parent-report scale, named the Attachment Insecurity Screening Inventory (AISI) 6-12, originally designed to assess 6-...

  3. Animal-Assisted Therapy in Palliative Care

    | Contributor(s):: Quintal, V., Reis-Pina, P.

  4. Equine-assisted activities and therapies in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Pérez-Gómez, J., Amigo-Gamero, H., Collado-Mateo, D., Barrios-Fernandez, S., Muñoz-Bermejo, L., Garcia-Gordillo, MÁ, Carlos-Vivas, J., Adsuar, J. C.

  5. Welfare and quality of life assessments for shelter dogs: A scoping review

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

    The aim of this scoping review was to consolidate information pertaining to welfare and quality of life assessments of shelter dogs. Specific objectives were to identify and characterize types of welfare assessment instruments, discuss circumstances where welfare and quality of life assessments...

  6. Assistance dogs in occupational therapy practice: A survey of Australian occupational therapists' experiences and recommendations

    | Contributor(s):: Chan, K. W., Young, J., Williams, L. J., Nottle, C.

  7. The Scientific Advancement of Two Nature-Based Interventions for People with Dementia: Adaptive Riding and Adaptive Gardening

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    | Contributor(s):: Lassell, Rebecca K. F.

    People living with dementia are at risk for decreased quality of life (QoL). QoL may be supported through adaptive riding and horsemanship activities and adaptive gardening, two nature-based interventions; yet, they require further scientific advancement. This dissertation sought to...

  8. The experience of animal therapy in residential aged care in New Zealand: a narrative analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Wong, Gemma, Breheny, Mary

  9. Good Days and Bad Days: Measuring Health-Related Quality of Life in People With Epilepsy

    | Contributor(s):: Wester, V., de Groot, S., Versteegh, M., Kanters, T., Wagner, L., Ardesch, J., Brouwer, W., van Exel, J.

  10. Effectiveness of equine-assisted therapies for improving health outcomes in people with multiple sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Suárez-Iglesias, D., Bidaurrazaga-Letona, I., Sanchez-Lastra, M. A., Gil, S. M., Ayán, C.

  11. Parental Perception of Changes in Basic Life Needs of Children with Disabilities after Six Months of Therapeutic Horseback Riding: A Qualitative Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Robert Lovrić, Nikolina Farčić, Štefica Mikšić, Aleksandra Gvozdanović Debeljak

    Therapeutic horseback riding (THR) has a positive effect on the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial functioning of children with disabilities. Parents’ reports of the effects of THR on their children support professionals in individualizing the THR program. With this qualitative study,...

  12. The impact of owning a hearing dog on quality of life, hearing handicap, and social functioning: an Australian cohort

    | Contributor(s):: Singh, G., Driscoll, C., Pachana, N. A.

  13. Developing and Assessing the Validity of a Scale to Assess Pet Dog Quality of Life: Lincoln P-QoL

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    | Contributor(s):: Sophie S. Hall, Beverley J. Brown, Daniel S. Mills

    There has been little investment in exploring the impact of the child-dog relationship on the dog. Since child-dog interactions can pose potentially serious threats to a dog’s physical and psychological health, as well as the wider satisfaction of the owner with their dog, we describe...

  14. Effects of hippotherapy on postural balance, functional mobility, self-perceived fatigue, and quality of life in people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: Secondary results of an exploratory clinical trial

    | Contributor(s):: Moraes, Andréa Gomes, Neri, Silvia G. R., Motl, Robert W., Tauil, Carlos Bernardo, von Glehn, Felipe, Corrêa, Éber Castro, de David, Ana Cristina

  15. Equine-Assisted Services for Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Systematic Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Helmer, Anne, Wechsler, Tamar, Gilboa, Yafit

    Objective: This systematic review evaluated equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAATs), formerly referred to as equine-assisted services (EAS), in children and youth (ages 6–18 years) with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to the International...

  16. Hippotherapy: a systematic mapping review of peer-reviewed research, 1980 to 2018

    | Contributor(s):: Wood, Wendy H., Fields, Beth E.

  17. Evaluating the effectiveness of therapeutic horse riding for children and young people experiencing disability: a single-case experimental design study

    | Contributor(s):: Martin, Rachelle A., Taylor, William J., Surgenor, Lois J., Graham, Fiona P., Levack, William M. M., Blampied, Neville M.

  18. Canine trap-neuter-return: a critical review of potential welfare issues

    | Contributor(s):: Bacon, H., Vancia, V., Walters, H., Waran, N.

  19. The relationship between working horse welfare and their owners' socio-economic status

    | Contributor(s):: Lanas, R., Luna, D., Tadich, T.

  20. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part II): Theoretical Mechanisms and Frameworks

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