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  1. Psychophysiological mechanisms underlying the potential health benefits of human-dog interactions: A systematic literature review

    Contributor(s):: Teo, J. T., Johnstone, S. J., Römer, S. S., Thomas, S. J.

  2. Canine olfaction as a disease detection technology: A systematic review

    Contributor(s):: Juge, Aiden E., Foster, Margaret F., Daigle, Courtney L.

  3. Specific and Non-specific Factors of Animal-Assisted Interventions Considered in Research: A Systematic Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Wagner, C., Grob, C., Hediger, K.

    Research on animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) has increased massively in the last few years. But it is still not clear how AAIs work and how important the animal is in such interventions. The aim of this systematic review was to compile the existing state of knowledge about the working...

  4. Calm with horses? A systematic review of animal-assisted interventions for improving social functioning in children with autism

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    | Contributor(s):: Sissons, J. H., Blakemore, E., Shafi, H., Skotny, N., Lloyd, D. M.

    The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effect of animal-assisted interventions on social functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder, based on evidence from randomized control trials. Included studies were articles published in English, with school aged children from 4 to...

  5. 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...

  6. How Can Systematic Reviews Teach Us More about the Implementation of the 3Rs and Animal Welfare?

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    | Contributor(s):: Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga, Judith van Luijk

    This paper describes the introduction of the systematic review methodology in animal-based research and the added value of this methodology in relation to the 3Rs and beyond. The 3Rs refer to Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement of animal studies. A systematic review (SR) is defined as a...

  7. Pet Therapy in the Emergency Department and Ambulatory Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Gaudet, L. A., Elliott, S. A., Ali, S., Kammerer, E., Stauffer, B., Felkar, B., Scott, S. D., Dennett, L., Hartling, L.

  8. 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...

  9. Animal-Assisted Therapy as an Intervention for Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis to Guide Evidence-Based Practice

    | Contributor(s):: Chang, S. J., Lee, J., An, H., Hong, W. H., Lee, J. Y.

  10. The role of canines in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: A systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Vitte, Pauline, Bragg, Kevin, Graham, David, Davidson, John, Bratten, Truls, Angus-Leppan, Gavin

  11. A systematic review o f the potential uses of on-animal sensors to monitor the welfare of sheep evaluated using the Five Domains Model as a framework

    | Contributor(s):: Fogarty, E. S., Swain, D. L., Cronin, G. M., Trotter, M.

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

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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...

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

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

    The growing field of equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP), a subfield of animal-assisted psychotherapy (AAP), needs theoretically-based clinical studies. This systematic review examines the existing clinical studies in adult populations on psychodynamic psychotherapy combined with...

  16. 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.

  17. 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...

  18. 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.

  19. 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...

  20. "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.