A helping paw
A Vet's Best Friend
Activity preferences and satisfaction among older adults in a Veterans Administration long-term care facility
Contributor(s):: Kracker, Jacqueline, Kearns, Kelly, Kier, Frederick J., Christensen, Kimberly A.
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.
and finally...Capable Canines
Contributor(s):: Halley, Pam
Animal-Assisted Intervention for trauma: A systematic literature review
Contributor(s):: Marguerite E. O'Haire, Guérin, Noémie A., Alison Claire Kirkham
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
Bringing dogs to heal: care for veterans with PTSD
Contributor(s):: Thompson, Mark
Canines for combat veterans: The national education for assistance dog services
Contributor(s):: Kathy Foreman, Cynthia Crosson
National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS)/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans* has a long history of meeting the needs of the disabled. Established in 1976 as an agency to train and place dogs with the hearing impaired, NEADS evolved into one of the major canine assistance agencies...
Challenge of research
Contributor(s):: Robb, Suzanne S.
Combat PTSD and implicit behavioral tendencies for positive affective stimuli: A brief report
Contributor(s):: Clausen, Ashley N., Youngren, Westley, Sisante, Jason-Flor V., Billinger, Sandra A., Taylor, Charles, Aupperle, Robin L.
Companion animals and elderly people: a challenge for evaluators of social support
Contributor(s):: Robb, Susanne S., Stegman, Charles E.
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...
Congress may tighten VA rules for service dogs
Contributor(s):: Maze, Rick
Cute dogs for a cause
Differences in Veterans' and Nonveterans' End-of-Life Preferences: A Pilot Study
Contributor(s):: Duffy, Sonia A., Ronis, David, Fowler, Karen, Schim, Stephanie Myers, Jackson, Frances C.
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...
Dogs Could Help Treat PTSD
Don't Let Slip the Dogs of War: An Argument for Reclassifying Military Working Dogs as "Canine Members of the Armed Forces"
Contributor(s):: Michael J. Kranzler
Dogs have been an integral part of military activities around the world dating back more than two thousand years. They have fended off invasions and helped bring down one of the world's most notorious terrorist leaders. Yet under current law, they are afforded nearly the same...
Effectiveness of a social robot, 'Paro,' in a VA long-term care setting
Contributor(s):: Lane, Geoffrey W., Noronha, Delilah, Rivera, Alexandra, Craig, Kathy, Yee, Christina, Mills, Brent, Villanueva, Eimee