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  1. Role and Effects of Hippotherapy in the Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review of the Literature

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    | Contributor(s):: María José Menor-Rodríguez, Mar Sevilla Martín, Juan Carlos Sánchez-García, María Montiel-Troya, Jonathan Cortés-Martín, Raquel Rodríguez-Blanque

    Cerebral palsy is described as a group of permanent neuromotor-type disorders caused by non-progressive injuries in the developmental stages of the central nervous system, and which have serious repercussions on the quality of life of affected children due to the physical and psychological...

  2. Beneficios da pet terapia: a interacao entre os animais e as criancas

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    | Contributor(s):: Rodrigues, N. J. L., Manzini, S., Oliveira, N. N., Madureira, S. J. L., Langoni, H., Torres, S. J. L. R.

    A domesticação dos animais tem registros de longa data. Atualmente sabe-se por meio de dados de pesquisas, testes e empirismo que a interação com um animal traz grandes benefícios ao bem-estar humano. Considerando-se os cães, mundialmente é...

  3. The Short-term Effects of Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Spasticity in Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Meta-analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Hyun, C., Kim, K., Lee, S., Ko, N., Lee, I. S., Koh, S. E.

    Purpose: We systematically reviewed the short-term effects of hippotherapy and therapeutic horseback riding (THR) on lower-limb muscle spasticity in children with cerebral palsy (CP).Methods: PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar databases were searched for...

  4. Improving the Emotional Distress and the Experience of Hospitalization in Children and Adolescent Patients Through Animal Assisted Interventions: A Systematic Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Correale, C., Borgi, M., Collacchi, B., Falamesca, C., Gentile, S., Vigevano, F., Cappelletti, S., Cirulli, F.

    Introduction: Animal Assisted Interventions (AAIs) are increasingly common in pediatric care settings as a means to promote the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of hospitalized children and adolescents.Objectives: The aim of this work was to review published studies...

  5. Understanding and Conceptualizing Childhood Animal Harm: A Meta-Narrative Systematic Review

    | Contributor(s):: Wauthier, Laura M., Williams, Joanne M.

    Several perspectives inform research on Childhood Animal Cruelty (CAC), but these perspectives are poorly integrated with each other and there is little dialogue with the rest of the child–animal interaction (CAI) literature. This study reviews the current empirical and theoretical literature on...

  6. Using the Implicit Association Test to Evaluate Subconscious Attitudes Toward Snakes

    | Contributor(s):: Vaughn, Audrey K., Nils Peterson, M., Casola, William R., Stevenson, Kathryn T., Pacifici, Lara B.

    Human fear and antipathy toward snakes make conservation and management of these species difficult, as negative attitudes are not generally linked to public support. However, our understanding of whether such attitudes are innate or learned is limited. In this study, respondents aged 7–76 years...

  7. Perceptions of animals in primary school children

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    | Contributor(s):: António Almeida, Clara Vasconcelos, Isilda Rodrigues

    This study aimed to verify the perceptions of animals in 88 children, aged between 8 and 10, attending the 3rd and 4th years in primary school. To this end, a questionnaire was applied, with a seven point like/dislike scale for twenty five animals also inquiring about the reasons for the...

  8. Can hippotherapy make a difference in the quality of life of children with cerebral palsy? A pragmatic study

    | Contributor(s):: Silkwood-Sherer, D. J., McGibbon, N. H.

  9. Dogs, kids, and cancer: how dogs are helping

    | Contributor(s):: Palmer, W. J.

    2022Veterinary Practice News34238-381528-6398EnglishHolly Springs, N.C., USA.text

  10. Strategies to perform magnetic resonance imaging in infants and young children without sedation

    | Contributor(s):: Harrington, S. G., Jaimes, C., Weagle, K. M., Greer, M. C., Gee, M. S.

    Given the increasing use of MRI in the pediatric population, the need for sedation in MRI performed in young children is a topic of growing importance. Although sedation is generally tolerated well by children, the financial and operational impacts of anesthesia on MRI workflow, as well as...

  11. Family Member, Best Friend, Child or 'Just' a Pet, Owners' Relationship Perceptions and Consequences for Their Cats

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    | Contributor(s):: Bouma, E. M. C., Reijgwart, M. L., Dijkstra, A.

    Describing the relationship with one's cat in human terms might reflect an underlying anthropomorphic view of the relationship which might be associated with an owner's behavior towards their cat and the cat's living environment. Owners self-categorized the relationship with their cat...

  12. Volunteers' demographics that affect the human-dog interaction during walks in a shelter

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    | Contributor(s):: Shih, H. Y., Paterson, M. B. A., Pachana, N. A., Phillips, C. J. C.

    Different people relate to dogs in different ways. We investigated differences between volunteers in their behavioural interactions with shelter dogs when they were walked on a leash. Cameras were used to record and quantify the behaviour of volunteers and a leash tension metre was used to...

  13. Exploratory study of fecal cortisol, weight, and behavior as measures of stress and welfare in shelter cats during assimilation into families of children with autism spectrum disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Carlisle, G. K., Johnson, R. A., Koch, C. S., Lyons, L. A., Wang, Z., Bibbo, J., Cheak-Zamora, N.

    Background: Cats are a common companion animal (CA) in US households, and many live in families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The prevalence of ASD is one in 54, and many children have behavior challenges as well as their diagnostic communication disorders. Objective:...

  14. A systematic review of dog-assisted therapy in children with behavioural and developmental disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: Hüsgen, Candela J., Peters-Scheffer, Nienke C., Didden, Robert

    ObjectivesAnimal-assisted therapy with dogs is regularly used in children with behavioural and developmental disorders. Aims of this systematic review were threefold: to analyse the methodological quality of studies on dog-assisted therapy (DAT) for children with behavioural and developmental...

  15. “Rabbit Rescuers”: A School-Based Animal Welfare Education Intervention for Young Children

    | Contributor(s):: Williams, Joanne M., Cardoso, Mayra Padilla, Zumaglini, Silvia, Finney, Amy L., Knoll, Monja A.

  16. Physical therapy with hippotherapy compared to physical therapy alone in children with cerebral palsy: Systematic review and meta‐analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Santos de Assis, Gustavo, Schlichting, Tatiane, Rodrigues Mateus, Beatriz, Gomes Lemos, Alana, dos Santos, Adriana Neves

  17. Animal-Assisted Therapy in Palliative Care

    | Contributor(s):: Quintal, V., Reis-Pina, P.

  18. The Effect of a Dog Assisted Reading Program on the Reading Ability and Motivation of Children with Dyslexia

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    | Contributor(s):: Leilani B. Goodmon, Pippa R. Burnett, Renee Pack, Rebecca Powell

    Dog assisted reading programs have been shown to improve children’s reading skills and attitudes toward reading (Kirnan et al., 2016; Levinson et al., 2017; Linder et al., 2018) and on-task behavior in children who struggle with reading (Bassette & Taber-Doughty, 2013). The purpose of...

  19. Pet Ownership, Child Anxiety, Child Physical Activity and Mother's Perception of Children's Health Status

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    | Contributor(s):: Noel David Castro, Eric W. Lindsey

    This study examined possible connections between pet ownership and children’s health status, as mediated by children’s anxiety and physical activity. A total of 134 mothers with a preschool age child participated in the study. Mothers completed a demographic survey, responded to...

  20. People. Animals. Love. (PAL)

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    PAL's mission is to use the human-animal bond to comfort the lonely, ease the pain of the sick and enrich the world of children.