Equine-Assisted Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Military Veterans: An Open Trial
| Contributor(s):: Fisher, P. W., Lazarov, A., Lowell, A., Arnon, S., Turner, J. B., Bergman, M., Ryba, M., Such, S., Marohasy, C., Zhu, X., Suarez-Jimenez, B., Markowitz, J. C., Neria, Y.
Objective: As veterans have high rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and historically poor treatment outcomes and high attrition, alternative treatments have gained much popularity despite lack of rigorous research. In this study, a recently developed and manualized 8-session group...
"The connection just happens": Therapists' perspectives of canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum
| Contributor(s):: Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.
Effects of equine riding on static and dynamic mechanical contraction of the thighs and trunk muscles in inactive women
| Contributor(s):: Park, Sihwa, Park, Sunhee, Yoo, Jaehyun, Jee, Yong-Seok
Acceptability of an adjunct equine-assisted activities and therapies program for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury
| Contributor(s):: Sylvia, L., West, E., Blackburn, A. M., Gupta, C., Bui, E., Mahoney, T., Duncan, G., Wright, E. C., Lejeune, S., Spencer, T. J.
Salivary oxytocin in pigs, cattle, and goats during positive human-animal interactions
| Contributor(s):: Lürzel, S., Bückendorf, L., Waiblinger, S., Rault, J. L.
Visitors' perceptions of zoo-housed lesser anteater (Tamandua tetradactyla) welfare: Observation plays a larger role than a brief informative talk
| Contributor(s):: Chiapero, F., Ferrari, R. H., Guglielmetti, A., García Capocasa, M. C., Busso, J. M.
The Influence of Human-Animal Interactions on Mental and Physical Health during the First COVID-19 Lockdown Phase in the U.K.: A Qualitative Exploration
| Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, Emily, Shahab, Lion, Kale, Dimitra, Mills, Daniel S., Reeve, Catherine, Toner, Paul, Santos de Assis, Luciana, Ratschen, Elena
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic presents an opportunity to explore the role of animals as sources of emotional and physical support during a period when most of the population is experiencing social and environmental challenges. We investigated how companion animal owners...
Can Individuals with Down Syndrome Benefit from Hippotherapy? An Exploratory Study on Gait and Balance
| Contributor(s):: Portaro, S., Cacciola, A., Naro, A., Cavallaro, F., Gemelli, G., Aliberti, B., De Luca, R., Calabrò, R. S., Milardi, D.
Animal-assisted therapy: Promoting a healthy work environment
| Contributor(s):: Yordy, M., Brandon, A., Harmon, L.
2020Nurs Manage51424-300744-631410.1097/01.NUMA.0000657248.63754.fcengIn Ala., Morgan Yordy is an assistant professor at the Auburn University School of Nursing, Amy Brandon is the director of critical care services at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, and Lisa Harmon is a...
The Impact of a 20-Minute Animal-Assisted Activity Session on the Physiological and Emotional States in Patients With Fibromyalgia
| Contributor(s):: Clark, S., Martin, F., McGowan, R. T. S., Smidt, J., Anderson, R., Wang, L., Turpin, T., Langenfeld-McCoy, N., Bauer, B., Mohabbat, A. B.
Social Development of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder During Dog-Assisted Therapy: A Detailed Observational Analysis
| Contributor(s):: Wijker, C., Steen, S. V., Spek, A., Leontjevas, R., Enders-Slegers, M. J.
Social communication and self-esteem are often affected in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Implementation and evaluation of interventions targeting social skills are challenged due to specific characteristics of autism. Intensive, valid evaluation of social skills programs is needed. In...
The ability to recognize dog emotions depends on the cultural milieu in which we grow up
| Contributor(s):: Amici, F., Waterman, J., Kellermann, C. M., Karimullah, K., Bräuer, J.
Inter-specific emotion recognition is especially adaptive when species spend a long time in close association, like dogs and humans. Here, we comprehensively studied the human ability to recognize facial expressions associated with dog emotions (hereafter, emotions). Participants were presented...
Canine-Assisted Interviews Bolster Informativeness for Negative Autobiographical Memories
| Contributor(s):: Capparelli, A. L., Miller, Q. C., Wright, D. B., London, K.
2020Psychol Rep1231159-1780033-294110.1177/0033294119851803engDepartment of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA.Adler Graduate School of Education, Redwood City, CA, USA.text
Dogs and Their Owners Have Frequent and Intensive Contact
| Contributor(s):: Joosten, P., Van Cleven, A., Sarrazin, S., Paepe, D., De Sutter, A., Dewulf, J.
Contact and interactions between owners and their pets may have beneficial physical and social effects on people, but may also facilitate the transmission of zoonotic agents and resistant bacteria. To estimate the risk of these contacts, more information regarding the frequency and intensity of...
Effects of animal-assisted therapy on social behaviour in patients with acquired brain injury: a randomised controlled trial
| Contributor(s):: Hediger, K., Thommen, S., Wagner, C., Gaab, J., Hund-Georgiadis, M.
Come for the looks, stay for the personality? A mixed methods investigation of reacquisition and owner recommendation of Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pugs
| Contributor(s):: Packer, R. M. A., O'Neill, D. G., Fletcher, F., Farnworth, M. J.
Effects of Dog Assisted Therapy for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Exploratory Randomized Controlled Trial
| Contributor(s):: Wijker, C., Leontjevas, R., Spek, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J.
Equine Assisted Therapy for Patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Series Study
| Contributor(s):: Shelef, A., Brafman, D., Rosing, T., Weizman, A., Stryjer, R., Barak, Y.
"Animals are friends, not food": Anthropomorphism leads to less favorable attitudes toward meat consumption by inducing feelings of anticipatory guilt
| Contributor(s):: Wang, F., Basso, F.
Thriving through relationships: assistance dogs' and companion dogs' perceived ability to contribute to thriving in individuals with and without a disability
| Contributor(s):: Gravrok, J., Howell, T., Bendrups, D., Bennett, P.