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  1. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part I): Methods and Results

    Contributor(s):: Holder, T. R. N., Gruen, M. E., Roberts, D. L., Somers, T., Bozkurt, A.

  2. The effects of a therapy dog vs mindfulness vs a student advisor on student anxiety and well-being

    Contributor(s):: Spruin, E., Dempster, T., Islam, S., Raybould, I.

  3. Curriculum-Based Animal-Assisted Therapy in an Acute Outpatient Mental Health Setting

    Contributor(s):: Kashden, J., Lincoln, C. R., Finn-Stevenson, M.

  4. National Crisis Response Canines

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    NATIONAL Crisis Response Canines provides canine teams that are trained to gently, safely break through the barriers of isolation caused by crisis, allowing individuals to re-connect to their families, friends, school mates, church fellowship and other cherished social supports. In the...

  5. Bergeyella zoohelcum isolated from oral cavities of therapy dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Muramatsu, Y., Haraya, N., Horie, K., Uchida, L., Kooriyama, T., Suzuki, A., Horiuchi, M.

  6. Prim-ly adding care: Case report of a student nurse/service dog team

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    | Contributor(s):: Krysia W. Hudson, Marit Medefind, Maren Reinholdt, Ty Guyton

    Traditionally, a therapy dog has been a complimentary tool used by healthcare providers to provide stress relief to patients. However, animals can perform functions at an even greater capacity. Service animals are becoming a part of the healthcare team, by providing unique assistance to the...

  7. What Makes a Good Therapy Dog? Identifying Factors Associated with Calm Behavior in Therapy Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Kristen Cunningham, Zachary L. Darwish, Rosemary Strasser

    Dogs offer a variety of benefits to society, including the use of therapy dogs to provide therapeutic and physiological benefits, enhancing the lives of a wide range of recipients. Unlike service or emotional support animals, therapy dogs provide support to a multitude of individuals, often in...

  8. A case study of the patient wait experience in an emergency department with therapy dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Colleen A. Dell, James Stempien, Lindsey Broberg, Alicia Husband, Lacey Jurke, Betty Rohr, Jane Smith, Joseph Rubin, Susan Tupper, Donna Goodridge, Cathie Fornssler, Logan Fele-Slaferek

    The quality of patient healthcare is a growing concern in Canada’s hospital emergency departments (ED) due to increasing wait times and associated adverse outcomes. A developing body of literature indicates that therapy dogs can positively impact the patient experience. In 2016, members...

  9. Effective Multidisciplinary Search Strategies for Assistance Animals: A Librarian's Perspective

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    | Contributor(s):: Erik Davis Fausak

    Successful search strategies are based on good background knowledge and a focused clinical research question. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of research involving assistance animals means there is no one universal database to answer all research questions. The topic of assistance animals...

  10. The Effects of Canine Assisted Therapy on Emotionally Stressed Undergraduate College Students: A Systematic Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Mackenzie Hansen

    Objective: This systematic review was conducted to review how canine assisted therapy affects emotional stress in undergraduate college students. Methods: Articles were screened on CINAHL and PubMed databases for relationship between canine assisted therapy intervention and emotional stress...

  11. Turning the Page for Spot: The Potential of Therapy Dogs to Support Reading Motivation Among Young Children

    | Contributor(s):: Rousseau, Camille Xinmei, Tardif-Williams, Christine Yvette

    This study investigated whether dogs might facilitate a context conducive to reading for children when they are faced with a challenging reading passage. A within-subjects design was used to assess children’s motivation to read in two conditions: with a therapy dog and without a therapy dog....

  12. Employee Attitudes about the Impact of Visitation Dogs on a College Campus

    | Contributor(s):: Foreman, Anne M., Allison, Penelope, Poland, Michelle, Meade, B. Jean, Wirth, Oliver

    Therapy and visitation dogs are becoming more common on college campuses to provide comfort and support to students, but little attention has been given to the concerns of faculty and staff who share space with the dogs in their workplaces. The purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions...

  13. The Effects of a Therapy Dog on the Blood Pressure and Heart Rate of Older Residents in a Nursing Home

    | Contributor(s):: Handlin, Linda, Nilsson, Anne, Lidfors, Lena, Petersson, Maria, Uvnäs-Moberg, Kerstin

    The aim of the present project was to investigate whether repeated visits by a therapy dog to nursing homes might affect the older residents’ systolic blood pressure and heart rate. A secondary aim was to investigate and compare effects (differences in responses) in older people with high and...

  14. The Effect of Therapy Dogs on Exam Stress and Memory

    | Contributor(s):: Trammell, Janet P.

    Therapy dogs have been shown in many different situations to reduce stress and improve outcomes, but their effects on academic performance are unknown. I hypothesized that interaction with therapy dogs prior to exams would reduce stress in students and improve exam scores. In study 1,...

  15. The Effect of a Canine-assisted Activity on College Student Perceptions of Family Supports and Current Stressors

    | Contributor(s):: Barker, Sandra B., Barker, Randolph T., McCain, Nancy L., Schubert, Christine M.

    Using data from a previously published study on effects of a canine-assisted activity (CAA) on college student stress the week before final examinations, we examined whether participation in this activity had effects on perceptions of 1) family supports (i.e., emotional distance to family members...

  16. The Effect of an Animal-Assisted Intervention on Anxiety and Pain in Hospitalized Children

    | Contributor(s):: Barker, Sandra B., Knisely, Janet S., Schubert, Christine M., Green, Jeffrey D., Ameringer, Suzanne

    Forty children between the ages of 8 and 18 years, who were admitted to a hospital pediatric unit, were randomly assigned to an animal-assisted intervention (AAI) or an active control condition (working on an age-appropriate jigsaw puzzle). Ratings of pain and anxiety were taken both pre- and...

  17. Physiological State of Therapy Dogs during Animal-Assisted Activities in an Outpatient Setting

    | Contributor(s):: Clark, S. D., Martin, F., McGowan, R. T. S., Smidt, J. M., Anderson, R., Wang, L., Turpin, T., Langenfeld-McCoy, N., Bauer, B. A., Mohabbat, A. B.

    Therapy dogs are increasingly being incorporated into numerous clinical settings. However, there are only a handful of studies that have focused on the impact of animal-assisted activity or therapy sessions on the wellbeing of the therapy dogs. Furthermore, these studies show mixed results. The...

  18. Patient Opinion of Visiting Therapy Dogs in a Hospital Emergency Department

    | Contributor(s):: Reddekopp, J., Dell, C. A., Rohr, B., Fornssler, B., Gibson, M., Carey, B., Stempien, J.

    To date there have been no studies examining whether patients want emergency department (ED) therapy dog programs. This patient-oriented study examined the opinions of patients about whether they would want to be visited by a therapy dog in the Royal University Hospital ED. Cross-sectional survey...

  19. Impact of the implementation of a therapy dog program on burn center patients and staff

    | Contributor(s):: Pruskowski, K. A., Gurney, J. M., Cancio, L. C.

  20. 'Introduction of facility therapy dogs to 911 communication centers: A proposal': Correction to Cole et al (2020)