Considerations for the Writing of Certification Letters Endorsing Use of Emotional Support Animals
Contributor(s):: Binder, R. L., Gandhi, T., Menon, M., Audu, A., Nesbit, A., Ridout, K. K., Campbell, J., Garayalde, S., Dike, C. C.
Effectiveness of Operation K9 Assistance Dogs on Suicidality in Australian Veterans with PTSD: A 12-Month Mixed-Methods Follow-Up Study
| Contributor(s):: Sherman, M., Hutchinson, A. D., Bowen, H., Iannos, M., Van Hooff, M.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a pervasive disorder among both current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members. Studies have shown current psychological and pharmacological treatments for PTSD are suboptimal in veterans, with high dropout rates and poor adherence to...
Paws to Care: Implementation of a Novel Medical Dog Office Hours Program to Foster Pediatric Health Care Staff Resilience and Joy
| Contributor(s):: Gerson, J. S., Marco, K. C., Staab, J. H., Dixon, C. A.
Benefits and Challenges of Having a Service Dog Among Veterans in Recovery from Substance Use Harms
| Contributor(s):: Dell, Colleen Anne, Kosteniuk, Brynn, Bentley, Erin
Characterization of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder’s Interactions with a Service Dog During Their First Encounter
| Contributor(s):: Dollion, Nicolas, Herbin, Alexandre, Champagne, Noël, Plusquellec, Pierrich, Grandgeorge, Marine
Nursing Students with Disabilities: A Guide to Providing Accommodations
| Contributor(s):: Lucas, L. S., Silbert-Flagg, J., D'Aoust, R. F.
Outcomes of Participation in a Service Dog Training Program for Veterans with PTSD
| Contributor(s):: Scotland-Coogan, Diane, Whitworth, James D., Wharton, Tracy
Reading the mind in the eyes in PTSD: Limited Moderation by the presence of a service dog
| Contributor(s):: Woodward, S. H., Jamison, A. L., Khan, C., Gala, S., Bhowmick, C., Villasenor, D., Tamayo, G., Puckett, M., Parker, K. J.
Persons with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) frequently experience relationship failures in family and occupational domains resulting in loss of social supports. Prior research has implicated impairments in social cognition. The Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test (RMET) measures a key...
The Loss of a Service Dog Through Death or Retirement: Experiences and Impact on Partners
| Contributor(s):: Lori R. Kogan, Wendy Packman, Jennifer Currin-McCulloch, Cori Bussolari, Phyllis Erdman
This study was designed to better understand how service dog partners experience the loss of their service dog. An anonymous survey was distributed to service dog partners who had lost a dog within the last five years. One-way ANOVAs were used to assess loss differences (retirement vs. death)...
Presence of a dog reduces subjective but not physiological stress responses to an analog trauma
| Contributor(s):: Lass-Hennemann, J., Peyk, P., Streb, M., Holz, E., Michael, T.
Dogs are known to have stress and anxiety reducing effects. Several studies have shown that dogs are able to calm people during cognitive and performance stressors. Recently, therapy dogs have been proposed as a treatment adjunct for post-traumatic stress disorder patients. In this study we...
Assistance dogs for military veterans with PTSD: A systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-synthesis
| Contributor(s):: Leighton, S. C., Nieforth, L. O., O'Haire, M. E.
Psychiatric assistance dogs for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) currently make up over 19% of assistance dog partnerships globally. We conducted a systematic review of the literature relating to these partnerships, with specific aims to (1) summarize their...
[Patient with a long history of disease in whom service dog contributed to recovery]
| Contributor(s):: Bak, M., Delespaul, P.
First-Time Experience in Owning a Dog Guide by Older Adults with Vision Loss
| Contributor(s):: Kitsum Li, Jeffrey Kou, Yvonne Lam, Patricia Lyons, Susan Nguyen
Introduction: Dog guides were found to be effective in helping adults with vision loss navigate in the community and improve overall well-being. In spite of the vast amount of literature on pet therapy and dog companionship, limited study exists on older adult with vision loss experience...
Characterizing veteran and PTSD service dog teams: Exploring potential mechanisms of symptom change and canine predictors of efficacy
| Contributor(s):: Jensen, C. L., Rodriguez, K. E., MacLean, E. L., Abdul Wahab, A. H., Sabbaghi, A., O'Haire, M. E.
Psychiatric service dogs are an emerging complementary intervention for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Initial evidence suggests that partnership with a service dog may be related to less PTSD symptom severity. However, it remains unclear how or why this might occur. To address this gap,...
Defining Terms Used for Animals Working in Support Roles for People with Support Needs
| Contributor(s):: Howell, T. J., Nieforth, L., Thomas-Pino, C., Samet, L., Agbonika, S., Cuevas-Pavincich, F., Fry, N. E., Hill, K., Jegatheesan, B., Kakinuma, M., MacNamara, M., Mattila-Rautiainen, S., Perry, A., Tardif-Williams, C. Y., Walsh, E. A., Winkle, M., Yamamoto, M., Yerbury, R., Rawat, V., Alm, K., Avci, A., Bailey, T., Baker, H., Benton, P., Binney, C., Boyle, S., Brandes, H., Carr, A. M., Coombe, W., Coulter, K., Darby, A., Davies, L., Delisle, E., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Fournier, A., Fox, M., Gee, N., Graham, T. M., Hamilton-Bruce, A., Hansen, T. G. B., Hart, L., Heirs, M., Hooper, J., Howe, R., Johnson, E., Jones, M., Karagiannis, C., Kieson, E., Kim, S. A., Kivlen, C., Lanning, B., Lewis, H., Linder, D., Mai, D. L., Mariti, C., Mead, R., Ferreira, G. M., Ngai, D., O'Keeffe, S., O'Connor, G., Olsen, C., Ormerod, E., Power, E. R., Pritchard, P. A., Rodriguez, K., Rook, D., Ruby, M. B., Schofield, L., Signal, T., Steel, J., Stone, W., Symonds, M., Rooy, D. V., Warda, T., Wilson, M., Young, J., Bennett, P.
The nomenclature used to describe animals working in roles supporting people can be confusing. The same term may be used to describe different roles, or two terms may mean the same thing. This confusion is evident among researchers, practitioners, and end users. Because certain animal roles are...
A Retrospective Examination of Service Dog Training Program Participation and Mental Healthcare Utilization
| Contributor(s):: Schulz, R. N., Jannace, K. C., Hisle-Gorman, E. J., Pasquina, P. F.
A Section on Service Animals in the Microbiology Teaching Laboratory Has Been Included in the 2019 Update to the Guidelines for Biosafety in Teaching Laboratories
| Contributor(s):: Meyer, E., Rengarajan, K., Meechan, P., Fowler, P.
Pilot Program for Veterans With PTSD to Train Service Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Suran, M.
Assistance dogs in russia: Legal environment review and perspectives
| Contributor(s):: Sedova, Polina
Effects of a Court-Ordered Service Dog Training Program with U.S. Veterans: A Qualitative Study
| Contributor(s):: Crowe, Terry, Sanchez, Victoria, Durden, Chardae, Gomez, Margarita Ortega y, Winkle, Melissa, Felice, Jill