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...
Machine learning based canine posture estimation using inertial data
| Contributor(s):: Marcato, M., Tedesco, S., O'Mahony, C., O'Flynn, B., Galvin, P.
The aim of this study was to design a new canine posture estimation system specifically for working dogs. The system was composed of Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) that are commercially available, and a supervised learning algorithm which was developed for different behaviours. Three IMUs,...
Considering Cats, Dogs, and Contradictions: Pets and Their Relational Influence on Experiences of Aging in Place
| Contributor(s):: Toohey, A. M.
Equine-Assisted Therapy in Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
| Contributor(s):: Palomar-Ciria, N., Bello, H. J.
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.
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...
Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Terrestrial Animals in Southern Nigeria: Potential Cases of Reverse Zoonosis
| Contributor(s):: Happi, A. N., Ayinla, A. O., Ogunsanya, O. A., Sijuwola, A. E., Saibu, F. M., Akano, K., George, U. E., Sopeju, A. E., Rabinowitz, P. M., Ojo, K. K., Barrett, L. K., Van Voorhis, W. C., Happi, C. T.
Since SARS-CoV-2 caused the COVID-19 pandemic, records have suggested the occurrence of reverse zoonosis of pets and farm animals in contact with SARS-CoV-2-positive humans in the Occident. However, there is little information on the spread of the virus among animals in contact with humans in...
The Impact of Campus-Based Therapy Dogs on the Mood and Affect of University Students
| Contributor(s):: Peel, N., Nguyen, K., Tannous, C.
University students experience a high level of stress, which could potentially affect how they manage stressful situations beyond university, such as when entering the workforce. Although universities offer counseling services and various health promotion programs, there is reluctance and...
Reimagining Healthcare: Human-Animal Bond Support as a Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Public Health Intervention
| Contributor(s):: Hoy-Gerlach, J., Townsend, L.
The emergence of human-animal support services (HASS)-services provided to help keep people and their companion animals together-in the United States has been driven by two global public health crises. Despite such impetuses and an increasing recognition of One Health approaches, HASS are...
Family Bonds with Pets and Mental Health during COVID-19 in Australia: A Complex Picture
| Contributor(s):: Bennetts, S. K., Howell, T., Crawford, S., Burgemeister, F., Burke, K., Nicholson, J. M.
The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the health-promoting features of human-animal relationships, particularly for families with children. Despite this, the World Health Organization's (1986) Ottawa Charter remains human-centric. Given the reciprocal health impacts of human-animal...