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Effective Multidisciplinary Search Strategies for Assistance Animals: A Librarian's Perspective
| 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...
Mobility and medical service dogs: a qualitative analysis of expectations and experiences
| Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, K. E., Bibbo, J., Verdon, S., O'Haire, M. E.
Enhancing Success of Veterinary Visits for Clients With Disabilities and an Assistance Dog or Companion Animal: A Review
| Contributor(s):: Grigg, E. K., Hart, L. A.
Pain, fatigue, function and participation among long-term manual wheelchair users partnered with a mobility service dog
| Contributor(s):: Vincent, C., Gagnon, D. H., Dumont, F.
Psychiatric Assistance Dog Use for People Living With Mental Health Disorders
| Contributor(s):: Lloyd, J., Johnston, L., Lewis, J.
A psychiatric assistance dog (PAD) is a service dog that is trained to assist its handler (owner) who has been diagnosed with a mental health condition such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. Literature searches reveal that little...
The Use of Service Dogs for People With Physical Disabilities in Japan in Accordance With the Act on Assistance Dogs for Physically Disabled Persons
| Contributor(s):: Takayanagi, T., Yamamoto, M.
| Contributor(s):: Fausak, E. D.
Wearable alert system for mobility-assistance service dogs
| Contributor(s):: Giancarlo Valentin, Larry Freil, Joelle Alcaidinho, Jay Zuerndorfer, Celeste Mason, Melody M Jackson
We present a study of a wearable alert system for mobility-assistance dogs. Our focus in this study is on assessing sensor and dog activation reliability for the purpose of understanding both system and dog training challenges. We improve on the results from previous work in each of four...
Paws, noses and people: a history of dogs for the disabled and the development of assistance dogs in the UK
| Contributor(s):: Lane, Dick
Japanese Service Dog Resource Center
NPO Japan auxiliary dog Information Center, with the aim of understanding and dissemination in society of auxiliary dog activities, with the aim to promote the social participation and social return of persons with disabilities, the position of neutrality as a third-party institution we are...
Is that your guide dog or your guard dog? Assistance dogs, personal safety and crime prevention revisited
| Contributor(s):: Wohlfort, Alexa K.
Investigating the relationship between assistance dogs and their owners with physical disabilities: Complex affection or simple attachment?
| Contributor(s):: Stewart, Dawn
This study explores the bond between persons with physical or perceptual disabilities an~d their Assistance Dogs. It was hypothesized that these relationships would be different from relationships between pet dogs and owners, and that the bonds may resemble attachment relationships. The project...
Paws with a cause story: Joe Dulin at TEDxGrandRapidsLibrary
| Contributor(s):: Joe Dulin
Director of Advancement for Paws With A Cause demonstrates with the aid of a client and his dog how Assistance Dogs help people with disabilities to become self-sufficient.
Public Health Implications of Animals in Retail Food Outlets
| Contributor(s):: Dyjack, David T. DrPH C. I. H., Ho, Jessica R. D., Lynes, Rachel M. P. H., Bliss, Jesse C. M. P. H.
Service Animals: Serve us animals: Serve us, animals
| Contributor(s):: Malamud, Randy
Service dogs in the province of Quebec: Sociodemographic profile of users and the dogs’ impact on functional ability
| Contributor(s):: Vincent, Claude, Gagnon, Dany, Routhier, François, Leblond, Jean, Boucher, Pascale, Blanchet, Marie, Martin-Lemoyne, Valérie
The New Breed of Service Dog: Canine Caregivers for Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients
There are approximately 5.3 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and millions more with some other form of dementia. New advancements are being made every year in the medical field to treat these conditions medically, but there are also studies behind a new form of...
Obstacles and anticipated problems with acquiring assistance dogs, as expressed by Japanese people with physical disabilities
| Contributor(s):: Mariko Yamamoto, Lynette A. Hart, Mitsuaki Ohta, Koji Matsumoto, Nobuyo Ohtani
In western countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, many people with disabilities benefit from the help their assistance dogs provide. In contrast, assistance dogs have not become widespread in Japan. This study explores the perspectives of Japanese people with disabilities,...
Support Dogs, Inc.
We area national nor-for-profit organization that offers dignity, hope, and independence by providing highly skilled assistance dogs to individuals with disabilities, and uniquely trained therapy dogs to serve the community.