Meaningful Activities in the Nursing Home
Contributor(s):: Morley, J. E., Philpot, C. D., Gill, D., Berg-Weger, M.
Comparative Effects of Horse Exercise Versus Traditional Exercise Programs on Gait, Muscle Strength, and Body Balance in Healthy Older Adults
Contributor(s):: Aranda-García, Silvia, Iricibar, Albert, Planas, Antoni, Prat-Subirana, Joan A., Angulo-Barroso, Rosa M.
Randomized Controlled Trial of Therapeutic Horseback Riding in Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Contributor(s):: Gabriels, Robin L., Zhaoxing, Pan, Dechant, Briar, Agnew, John A., Brim, Natalie, Mesibov, Gary
The presence of a dog attenuates cortisol and heart rate in the Trier Social Stress Test compared to human friends
Contributor(s):: Polheber, John, Matchock, Robert
Evaluation of a Pet-Assisted Living Intervention for Improving Functional Status in Assisted Living Residents With Mild to Moderate Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study
Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Galik, Elizabeth, Thomas, Sue A., Hall, P. Sue, Chung, Seon Yoon, McCune, Sandra
The Effect of an Animal-Assisted Reading Program on the Reading Rate, Accuracy and Comprehension of Grade 3 Students: A Randomized Control Study
Contributor(s):: le Roux, Marieanna, Swartz, Leslie, Swart, Estelle
Pet dander and difficult-to-control asthma: Therapeutic options
Contributor(s):: Ling, M., Long, A. A.
Randomized trial examines effects of equine facilitated learning on adolescents' basal cortisol levels
| Contributor(s):: Patricia Pendry, Annelise N. Smith, Stephanie M. Roeter
Although equine facilitated programs have gained in popularity over the last decade, virtually nothing is known about the causal effects of equine facilitated interventions on human development and well-being. Researchers conducted a randomized trial to determine the effects of an 11-week...
Effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials
| Contributor(s):: Kamioka, H., Okada, S., Tsutani, K., Park, H., Okuizumi, H., Handa, S., Oshio, T., Park, S. J., Kitayuguchi, J., Abe, T., Honda, T., Mutoh, Y.
Children, parents, and pets exercising together (CPET) randomised controlled trial: study rationale, design, and methods
| Contributor(s):: Yam, P. S., Morrison, R., Penpraze, V., Westgarth, C., Ward, D. S., Mutrie, N., Hutchison, P., Young, D., Reilly, J. J.
Effects of animal-assisted therapy on loneliness in an elderly population in long-term care facilities
| Contributor(s):: Banks, Marian R., Banks, William A.
Background Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is claimed to have a variety of benefits, but almost all published results are anecdotal. We characterized the resident population in long-term care facilities desiring AAT and determined whether AAT can objectively improve loneliness. Methods Of 62...
Animal-Assisted Therapy with Farm Animals for Persons with Psychiatric Disorders: Effects on Anxiety and Depression, a Randomized Controlled Trial
| Contributor(s):: Berget, Bente, Ekeberg, Øivind, Pedersen, Ingeborg, Braastad, Bjarne O.
Animal-assisted therapy with farm animals for persons with psychiatric disorders: effects on self-efficacy, coping ability and quality of life, a randomized controlled trial
| Contributor(s):: Berget, B., Ekeberg, O., Braastad, B. O.
Background: The benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) for humans with mental disorders have been well-documented using cats and dogs, but there is a complete lack of controlled studies using farm animals as therapeutic agents for psychiatric patients. The study was developed in the context of...
Human and animal health: strengthening the link: methodological concerns about animal facilitated therapy with dolphins
| Contributor(s):: Basil, B., Mathews, M.
Treatment of separation anxiety in dogs with clomipramine: results from a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter clinical trial
| Contributor(s):: King, J. N., Simpson, B. S., Overall, K. L., Appleby, D., Pageat, P., Ross, C., Chaurand, J. P., Heath, S., Beata, C., Weiss, A. B., Muller, G., Paris, T., Bataille, B. G., Parker, J., Petit, S., Wren, J.
The efficacy and tolerability of clomipramine in the treatment of separation anxiety in dogs was tested in a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, international multicentre clinical trial. For a diagnosis of separation anxiety, dogs had to exhibit at least one...
Effects of two stall flooring systems on the behaviour of tied dairy cows
| Contributor(s):: Hultgren, J.
Effects on dairy cow behaviour of a new type of flooring in tie-stalls, with the ability to drain faeces and urine, was studied in a controlled randomized trial in one Swedish university herd. Forty-two Swedish Red and White cows were kept tied in traditional long-stalls (2.20 m). In 21 stalls...
Mainstreaming animal-assisted therapy
| Contributor(s):: Palley, L. S., O'Rourke, P. P., Niemi, S. M.
Measuring change in the behavioural severity of canine compulsive disorder: the construct validity of categories of change derived from two rating scales
| Contributor(s):: Hewson, C. J., Luescher, U. A., Ball, R. O.
Two rating scales were developed to measure the outcome of a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, AB-BA crossover clinical trial of clomipramine in 51 dogs with compulsive disorder (CD). Both rating scales measured behavioural severity. One was a 5-point Likert scale; the other was...
An illustration that statistical design mitigates environmental variation and ensures unambiguous study conclusions
| Contributor(s):: Gore, K. H., Stanley, P. J.
This paper highlights the essential need for appropriate statistical design and randomisation in laboratory animal studies. Using an example of a 21 day weight gain study in mice, we show that without the use of an appropriate statistical design and randomisation, incorrect conclusions may have...
Meta-analysis - a systematic and quantitative review of animal experiments to maximise the information derived
| Contributor(s):: Phillips, C. J. C.
Meta-analysis provides a tool to statistically aggregate data from existing randomised controlled animal experiments. The results can then be summarised across a range of conditions and an increased pool of experimental data can be subjected to statistical analysis. New information can be...