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  1. Nursing Students with Disabilities: A Guide to Providing Accommodations

    Contributor(s):: Lucas, L. S., Silbert-Flagg, J., D'Aoust, R. F.

  2. The impact of an introductory animal handling course on undergraduate students who lack previous livestock handling experience

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer M Bundy, Jodi A Sterle, Anna K Johnson, Gregory T Krahn

    A majority of animal science undergraduates have limited livestock handling experience when they come to college. To address this issue, a course based on livestock handling, safety and welfare was implemented in the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University. This study aimed to 1)...

  3. Pet Attachment and the Social Support that Pets Provide to College Students

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    | Contributor(s):: Olivia A. Bekker, Suma Mallavarapu

    The purpose of this research was to see how the quality of a person’s attachment to their pet affects their perception of the amount of social support they are receiving from that pet. We recruited a sample of 309 undergraduate students who were pet owners. Students were enrolled in a...

  4. Incorporating Human–Animal Interaction Into Academic Stress Management Programs: Effects on Typical and At-Risk College Students' Executive Function

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    | Contributor(s):: Patricia Pendry, Alexa M. Carr, Jaymie L. Vandagriff, Nancy R. Gee

    Implementation of university-based animal-assisted stress-prevention programs is increasing despite limited knowledge about impacts on students’ academic success. This randomized trial (N = 309) examined the effects of a 4-week stress-prevention program with varying levels of...

  5. The Effectiveness of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Reducing Student Anxiety in School Settings

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily Stables

    Anxiety has a detrimental effect on child development in numerous capacities including academics, peer relationships, and long-term effects if left untreated (Nail et al., 2015; Siegel, LaGreca & Harrison, 2009; Van Ameringen, Mancini & Farvolden, 2001). The use of animalassisted...

  6. The Impact of a Canine Assisted Reading Program on a Reluctant Reader's Literacy Learning

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    | Contributor(s):: Samantha Fitch

    This capstone explores the opportunity to provide an alternate reading intervention program to reluctant readers in the comfort of their own home. Canine-assisted reading programs have been implemented in school districts around the country; providing students with a reading partner that will...

  7. Ha criterios para a inclusao de caes de intervencoes assistidas por animais em ambiente universitario?

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    | Contributor(s):: Mores, M. C. P., Cintra, A. C. R., Cavalcante, C. Z., Sotomaior, C. S., Michelotto, A. L. L.

    Estudantes universitários passam por diferentes experiências estressantes, interferindo na vida acadêmica ou mesmo impedindo sua continuidade. Programas de Intervenções Assistidas por Animais (IAA) são utilizados em escolas e universidades para minimizar o...

  8. Dog Days of Final Exams: Using Canine-Assisted Therapy to Reduce Stress and Improve Mood Among Community College Students

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    | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Quintana, Michelle Borckardt, Tanvi Aditya

    The following paper represents research conducted by members of the Collin College chapter of Psi Beta National Honor Society. Psi Beta is the national psychology honor society for two-year colleges whose mission is “promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership,...

  9. Empathy and perception of animal welfare among Mexican students of professions related to the use, management and care of animalsEmpatia y percepcion del bienestar animal entre estudiantes mexicanos de profesiones relacionadas al uso, manejo y cuidad

    | Contributor(s):: Torres Cardona, M. G., Sanchez Mendez, A. I., Almaraz Buendia, I., Peralta Ortiz, J. J. G., Meza Nieto, M., Alejos de la Fuente, J. I.

  10. The Importance of Client–Canine Contact in Canine-Assisted Interventions: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Binfet, John-Tyler, Green, Freya L. L., Draper, Zakary A.

  11. Animal-Assisted Interventions for the Improvement of Mental Health Outcomes in Higher Education Students: A Systematic Review of Randomised Controlled Trials

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    | Contributor(s):: Parbery-Clark, C., Lubamba, M., Tanner, L., McColl, E.

    BACKGROUND: The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAIs), particularly Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) and Animal-Assisted Activity (AAA), in improving mental health outcomes for students in higher education. The number of students in...

  12. Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.®) & Literacy: Using Animal Assisted Education with English Learners in the Elementary School Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Kelly, Tara Jayne

  13. Effects of Human-Animal Interactions with Companion Animals on Stress and Anxiety in Nursing Students

    | Contributor(s):: Ballenger, Karen Elizabeth

  14. The Impact of an Animal-Assisted Intervention Using Certified Therapy Dogs on Psychological and Physiological Measures of Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate Nursing Student Test Anxiety

    | Contributor(s):: Walker, Cristen

  15. The Academic and Social-emotional Effects of Classroom Service Dogs/Specialized Therapy Dogs with Handlers on Student Learning and Behavior in K-12 Special Education Students in Emotional/Behavioral Disordered Placements as Perceived by their Teacher

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    | Contributor(s):: Sharon T. Kalkoske

    Purpose: The purpose of this phenomenological study is to determine and describe the academic and social-emotional effects of classroom service dogs/specialized therapy dogs with handlers on student learning and behavior in K-12 special education students in Emotionally/Behaviorally...

  16. Injury History in the Collegiate Equestrian Athlete: Part II: Head, Upper and Lower Extremities

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    | Contributor(s):: Michael L. Pilato, Timothy Henry, Drussila Malavase

    Purpose: Equestrian sports are known to have a high risk and rate of injury. While there is injury data available on acute injuries in the equestrian population, it is of a general nature. Within that data appears to be a lack of information on the collegiate equestrian athlete. Thus, the...

  17. Human- Animal Interaction to Support Well- Being at University: Experiences of Undergraduate Students in the UK

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    | Contributor(s):: Aliya Khalid, Anne Rogers, Emily Vicary, Helen Brooks

    In the context of increasing concerns about student mental health and the therapeutic value of companion animals for mental health, there is limited understanding of the potential contribution of human- animal interaction in relation to undergraduate well- being. This study aimed to develop an...

  18. Paws for Thought: A Controlled Study Investigating the Benefits of Interacting with a House-Trained Dog on University Students Mood and Anxiety

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily L R Thelwell

    University students have been found to have higher rates of psychological distress than that of the general population, which reportedly rises significantly upon starting university and does not return to pre-university levels throughout their time in university. It is therefore highly...

  19. Attitudes of veterinary students in Croatia toward farm animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Ostovic, M., Mesic, Z., Mikus, T., Matkovic, K., Pavicic, Z.

  20. Attitudes of beef producers to disbudding and perception of pain in cattle

    | Contributor(s):: Wikman, I., Hokkanen, A. H., Pastell, M., Kauppinen, T., Valros, A., Hanninen, L.