Preparation for the next pandemic: challenges in strengthening surveillance
| Contributor(s):: Chiu, K. H., Sridhar, S., Yuen, K. Y.
The devastating Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic indicates that early detection of candidates with pandemic potential is vital. However, comprehensive metagenomic sequencing of the total microbiome is not practical due to the astronomical and rapidly evolving numbers and species of...
The effectiveness of hippotherapy simulation exercises for muscle strength, disease activity and quality of life in sedentary adults with ankylosing spondylitis
| Contributor(s):: Salbaş, E., Karahan, A. Y.
INTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVE: Newly created systems called hippotherapy simulators (HS) mimic the primitive movements of a live horse. As they are new systems, research examining their usefulness has been well received. The aim of this study is to research the effects of HS on disease activity,...
'Pawing' uncertainty! how dogs attenuate the impact of daily hassles at work on uncertainty
| Contributor(s):: Junça-Silva, A.
PURPOSE: This study relied on the integrative model of uncertainty tolerance to delineate an argument proposing that daily hassles trigger uncertainty, and this influences adaptive performance. Furthermore, relying on the "furr-recovery method" -where interactions with dogs allow dog...
The effects of equine-assisted activities on execution function in children aged 7-8 years: A randomized controlled trial
| Contributor(s):: Cheng, X., Zhen, K., Fan, Y., Tang, Q., Wu, H.
BACKGROUND: This study examines the effects of equine-assisted activity (EAA) training on executive functioning (EF) (inhibitory control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility) in children aged 7-8 years. METHODS: Twenty-Four healthy children aged 7-8 years with a 1:1 ratio of boys to girls...
Neuro Service Dogs Impacts on Community-Dwelling Persons with Mild to Moderate Dementia and Their Caregiver
| Contributor(s):: Vincent, C., Dumont, F. S., Achou, B., Brown, C., Bremault-Philips, S.
Examining human-animal interactions and their effect on multidimensional frailty in later life: a scoping review
| Contributor(s):: Taeckens, A., Corcoran, M., Wang, K., Morris, K. N.
This scoping review sought to compile outcomes associated with any human-animal interaction study regarding adults aged 50 and older in any living context and concerning a multidimensional (i.e., physical, psychological, cognitive, and social) perspective of frailty. Despite our best attempts...
Companion Animal Fostering as Health Promotion: A Literature Review
| Contributor(s):: Roseveare, C., Breheny, M., Mansvelt, J., Murray, L., Wilkie, M., Gates, M. C.
There is growing interest in the health-promoting potential of human-companion animal relationships from a broad public health perspective while acknowledging barriers to ownership, particularly for older adults. Companion animal fostering is an alternative to pet ownership that aligns with the...
Pet's influence on humans' daily physical activity and mental health: a meta-analysis
| Contributor(s):: Martins, C. F., Soares, J. P., Cortinhas, A., Silva, L., Cardoso, L., Pires, M. A., Mota, M. P.
ABSTRACT: The benefits of the human-animal bond on owners' health and quality of life have been the focus of research in recent decades. However, the results are still inconsistent. Thus, this study aims to investigate whether the presence of a pet, compared to a control group, influences...
An evaluation of the effect of equine-facilitated psychotherapy on patients with substance use disorders
| Contributor(s):: Machová, K., Juríčková, V., Kasparová, A., Petrová, K., Sládková, B., Svobodová, I.
Equine Facilitated Psychiatry and Psychology (EFPP) is a supportive non-pharmacological treatment program used in the treatment of patients with substance use disorder. The aim of this study was to evaluate a possible change in patient's health and health-related quality of life between the...
Dog assisted education in children with rheumatic diseases and adolescents with chronic pain in Germany
| Contributor(s):: Kiesewetter, J., Herbach, N., Landes, I., Mayer, J., Elgner, V., Orle, K., Grunow, A., Langkau, R., Gratzer, C., Jansson, A. F.
OBJECTIVES: Animal assisted intervention is an increasingly accepted tool to improve human well-being. The present study was performed to assess whether dog assisted education has a positive effect on children suffering from rheumatic disorders with pain and adolescents with chronic pain...
Potential Mechanisms of Action and Outcomes of Equine-Assisted Services for Veterans with a History of Trauma: A Narrative Review of the Literature
| Contributor(s):: Marchand, W. R.
Equine-assisted services (EASs) are being increasingly used as complementary interventions for military veterans who have experienced trauma. However, there is limited evidence of benefit for this population and almost no literature describing the desired potential outcomes and possible...
Considering Cats, Dogs, and Contradictions: Pets and Their Relational Influence on Experiences of Aging in Place
| Contributor(s):: Toohey, A. M.
Dog caregivers' perceptions, motivations, and behaviours for feeding treats: A cross sectional study
| Contributor(s):: Nielson, S. A., Khosa, D. K., Clow, K. M., Verbrugghe, A.
HIPPOTHERAPY IN CEREBRAL PALSY - SURVEY RESEARCH
| Contributor(s):: Kuliński, W., Gryl, E.
Effect of hippotherapy on balance, functional mobility, and functional independence in children with Down syndrome: randomized controlled trial
| Contributor(s):: Kaya, Y., Saka, S., Tuncer, D.
Considerations for Utilizationof Animal-Assisted Therapy in Pediatric Dentistry Practice
| Contributor(s):: Guram, J. S., Williams, D. S., Marshall, J. L.
Nonpharmacological Behavior Guidance For Children During Dental Treatment Visits: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis-Part 2
| Contributor(s):: Dhar, V., Jayaraman, J., Marghalani, A. A., Wells, M., Randall, C. L., Law, C., Majstorović, M., Gosnell, E., Townsend, J., Chen, C. Y., Wedeward, R.
Evaluation of Dog Presence as a Therapeutic Classroom Intervention
| Contributor(s):: Bultas, M. W., Rittiwong, T.
Understanding the Role of Therapy Dogs in Human Health Promotion
| Contributor(s):: McDowall, S., Hazel, S. J., Cobb, M., Hamilton-Bruce, A.
Dogs may provide humans with a range of physical, mental and social benefits. Whilst there is growing scientific evidence of benefits to humans, there has been less focus on the impact to canine health, welfare and ethical considerations for the dogs. The importance of animal welfare is...
Pet ownership during the first 5 years after breast cancer diagnosis in the NEON-BC cohort
| Contributor(s):: Lopes-Conceição, L., Peleteiro, B., Araújo, N., Dias, T., Fontes, F., Pereira, S., Lunet, N.
BackgroundAlthough human–animal interactions (HAI) have been associated with health benefits, they have not been extensively studied among cancer patients nor which factors may influence HAI during cancer survivorship. Therefore, this study aims to describe pet ownership in a breast cancer...