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  1. Associations between Pet Ownership and Frailty: A Systematic Review

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    Contributor(s):: Gotaro Kojima, Reijiro Aoyama, Yu Taniguchi

  2. Animal assisted intervention for oncology and palliative care patients: A systematic review

    Contributor(s):: Diniz Pinto, K., Vieira de Souza, C. T., Benamor Teixeira, M. L., Fragoso da Silveira Gouvêa, M. I.

  3. Effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy on pain in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Zhang, Y., Yan, F., Li, S., Wang, Y., Ma, Y.

    AIMS: Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) relieves pain by creating a relaxed and comfortable environment to reduce anxiety in children. Yet little is known about its effects on pain in children. This study aims to systematically evaluate the effects of AAT on pain in children. METHODS: Eight...

  4. Psychodynamic Based Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy in Adults with Intertwined Personality Problems and Traumatization: A Systematic Review

    | Contributor(s):: Kovács, G., van Dijke, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

  5. Equine-assisted therapeutic activities and their influence on the heart rate variability: A systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: García-Gómez, A., Guerrero-Barona, E., García-Peña, I., Rodríguez-Jiménez, M., Moreno-Manso, J. M.

  6. We Don’t Train in Vain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Human and Canine Caregiver Training

    | Contributor(s):: Pfaller-Sadovsky, Nicole, Medina, Lucia, Dillenburger, Karola, Hurtado-Parrado, Camilo

    The present review assessed the current knowledge regarding caregiver- training effectiveness for human and human-canine dyads. Most canine-related sources (66%; n = 19) were case studies reporting a decrease of learner undesired behavior when using oral instruction (21%; n = 6). Most...

  7. Animal-Assisted and Pet-Robot Interventions for Ameliorating Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Park, S., Bak, A., Kim, S., Nam, Y., Kim, H. S., Yoo, D. H., Moon, M.

  8. Companion Animals and Loneliness: A Systematic Review of Quantitative Studies

    | Contributor(s):: Gilbey, Andrew, Tani, Kawtar

    The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate quantitative studies of companion animals and human loneliness. Five electronic databases (PubMed, Medline, Web of Science, Academic Search Premier, Psychlnfo) were searched for articles on companion animals (including animal-assisted therapies...

  9. "We need them as much as they need us": A systematic review of the qualitative evidence for possible mechanisms of effectiveness of animal-assisted intervention (AAI)

    | Contributor(s):: Shen, R. Z. Z., Xiong, P., Chou, U. I., Hall, B. J.

  10. Promoting mealtime function in people with dementia: A systematic review of studies undertaken in residential aged care

    | Contributor(s):: Fetherstonhaugh, D., Haesler, E., Bauer, M.

  11. Animal-Assisted Intervention and Dementia: A Systematic Review

    | Contributor(s):: Yakimicki, M. L., Edwards, N. E., Richards, E., Beck, A. M.

  12. Animal-Assisted therapy in the treatment of substance use disorders: a systematic mixed methods review

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    | Contributor(s):: Klemetsen, M. G., Lindstrom, T. C.

    There is a need for evidence-based interventions that can contribute to more positive treatment outcomes for substance use disorders. Animal-assisted therapy is a supplementary intervention in which certified animals are used in a structured and goal directed manner in the treatment of various...

  13. The power of support from companion animals for people living with mental health problems: a systematic review and narrative synthesis of the evidence

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    | Contributor(s):: Helen Louise Brooks, Kelly Rushton, Karina Lovell, Penny Bee, Lauren Walker, Laura Grant, Anne Rogers

    There is increasing recognition of the therapeutic function pets can play in relation to mental health. However, there has been no systematic review of the evidence related to the comprehensive role of companion animals and how pets might contribute to the work associated with managing a...

  14. Terapia asistida con perros en niños con autismo revisión sistemática

    | Contributor(s):: Ana Milena Isaza Narváez, Doumer Adrian Muñoz Chilito

    Introducción: El autismo es un trastorno temprano y masivo del desarrollo en el cual se afecta la interacción social, el desarrollo del lenguaje, se presentan rituales y estereotipias. Hay evidencia que la interacción con un perro está asociada con efectos positivos en...

  15. Efficacy of fifteen emerging interventions for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: a systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Metcalf, Olivia, Varker, Tracey, Forbes, David, Phelps, Andrea J., Dell, Lisa, DiBattista, Ashley, Ralph, Naomi, O'Donnell, Meaghan L.

  16. Animal-assisted intervention for trauma: a systematic literature review

    | Contributor(s):: O'Haire, Marguerite E., Guérin, Noémie A., Kirkham, Alison C.

  17. The effectiveness of dog-training programs in prison: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature

    | Contributor(s):: Cooke, Barbara J., Farrington, David P.

  18. Narrative synthesis of equine-assisted psychotherapy literature: Current knowledge and future research directions

    | Contributor(s):: Lee, Ping-Tzu, Dakin, Emily, McLure, Merinda

  19. A standardized ethogram for the Felidae: a tool for behavioral researchers

    | Contributor(s):: Stanton, L. A., Sullivan, M. S., Fazio, J. M.

    Standardized ethograms offer many practical benefits to behavioral researchers, and several examples exist today for various species and taxa. Despite historic evidence that suggests the family Felidae share similar behavioral repertoires, no standardized ethogram providing comprehensive...

  20. A systematic review of the efficacy of equine-assisted interventions on psychological outcomes

    | Contributor(s):: Kendall, Elizabeth, Maujean, Annick, Pepping, Christopher A., Downes, Martin, Lakhani, Ali, Byrne, Jason, Macfarlane, Kym