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  1. Equine-assisted interventions for veterans with service-related health conditions: a systematic mapping review

    Contributor(s):: Kinney, A. R., Eakman, A. M., Lassell, R., Wood, W.

    BACKGROUND: Evidence-based treatments for service-related health conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are not effective for all veterans. Equine-assisted interventions are emerging as an additional treatment modality, but little is...

  2. Dog Ownership and Training Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms and Increases Self-Compassion Among Veterans: Results of a Longitudinal Control Study

    Contributor(s):: Bergen-Cico, D., Smith, Y., Wolford, K., Gooley, C., Hannon, K., Woodruff, R., Spicer, M., Gump, B.

    Objectives: The aims of this study were to measure the potential impact of a therapeutic dog ownership and training program for Veterans with symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Design: The study used a quasi-experimental design with two cohorts of Veterans-a dog owner-trainer intervention and a...

  3. Veterans and Shelter Dogs: Examining the Impact of a Dog-Walking Intervention on Physiological and Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms

    Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, Cheryl A., Friedmann, Erika, Blanchard, Kelly, Payton, Megan, Gee, Nancy R.

    When military veterans return from service many are in a state of reintegration from military to civilian life, a transition that can be difficult and stressful. Recent literature supports the use of human–animal interactions to reduce stress. To date there have been few studies that examine the...

  4. Military Veterans and Service Dogs: A Qualitative Inquiry Using Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis

    Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, Cheryl A., Morales, Kristie A.

    There are over 18.8 million veterans of the United States of America's Armed Forces. After military service veterans may find it difficult transitioning back to civilian life. Veterans reintegrating may experience physical and psychological challenges related to their military service. For many,...

  5. Companion Dog Foster Caregiver Program for Older Veterans at the VA Maryland Health Care System: A Feasibility Study

    Contributor(s):: Ortmeyer, H. K., Robey, L. C.

    Veterans experience mental health conditions at a disproportionate rate compared to their civilian counterparts, and approximately 60% of older veterans who receive their care through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations. We...

  6. An adjunctive human-animal interaction intervention for veterans with PTSD: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    Contributor(s):: Grubaugh, A. L., Myers, U. S., Keller, S. M., Wangelin, B. C., Lozano, B. E., Tuerk, P. W.

  7. Pilot testing a manualized equine-facilitated cognitive processing therapy (EF-CPT) intervention for PTSD in veterans

    Contributor(s):: Wharton, T., Whitworth, J., Macauley, E., Malone, M.

  8. Vulnerable articulations: the opportunities and challenges of illness and recovery

    Contributor(s):: Trundle, C., Gibson, H., Bell, L.

  9. Service dog training programs for veterans with PTSD: results of a pilot controlled study

    Contributor(s):: Whitworth, J. D., Scotland-Coogan, D., Wharton, T.

  10. Preliminary evidence is promising, but challenges remain in providing service dogs to veterans: Commentary on preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans (O’Hair

    Contributor(s):: Stumbo, Scott P., Yarborough, Bobbi Jo H.

  11. Preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans

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    | Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M. E., Rodriguez, K. E.

  12. Pilot testing a manualized equine-facilitated cognitive processing therapy (EF-CPT) intervention for PTSD in veterans

    | Contributor(s):: Wharton, Tracy, Whitworth, James, Macauley, Emily, Malone, Marguerite

  13. Military Veterans and Their PTSD Service Dogs: Associations Between Training Methods, PTSD Severity, Dog Behavior, and the Human-Animal Bond

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    | Contributor(s):: LaFollette, M. R., Rodriguez, K. E., Ogata, N., O'Haire, M. E.

  14. Evaluation of an equine-assisted therapy program for veterans who identify as 'wounded, injured or ill' and their partners

    | Contributor(s):: Romaniuk, M., Evans, J., Kidd, C.

  15. Anxiety Symptoms and Sleep Disturbance in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: The Impact of Receiving and Training a Service Dog

    | Contributor(s):: Scotland-Coogan, Diane

  16. Relationships, Socialization and Combat Veterans: The Impact of Receiving and Training a Service Dog

    | Contributor(s):: Scotland-Coogan, Diane

  17. Exploring the influence of service dogs on participation in daily occupations by veterans with PTSD: A pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: McLaughlin, K., Hamilton, A. L.

  18. Preliminary evidence is promising, but challenges remain in providing service dogs to veterans: Commentary on preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans (O'Hair

    | Contributor(s):: Stumbo, S. P., Yarborough, B. J. H.

  19. Veterans transitioning from isolation to integration: a look at veteran/service dog partnerships

    | Contributor(s):: Crowe, T. K., Sanchez, V., Howard, A., Western, B., Barger, S.

  20. Pinnipeds and PTSD: An Analysis of a Human-Animal Interaction Case Study Program for a Veteran

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    | Contributor(s):: Rachel A. Wortman, Theresa Vallone, Michele Karnes, Christine Walawander, Dion Daly, Bonnie Fox-Garrity

    The objective of this study was to examine the impact of a pinniped (grey and harbor seals) facilitated human-animal interaction pilot program on the self-reported PTSD-like symptoms of a veteran. This study analyzed preexisting, deidentified data that represented the participant’s scores...