Horse Use and Care in Therapeutic Horseback Riding Programs
| Contributor(s):: Emily Watson
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) is an organization that offers therapeutic horseback riding (THR) and other equine-assisted activities and therapies in the United States. Research on how horses are used and cared for in PATH Intl.-affiliated...
Consensus Statement on Animals' Relationship with Pediatric Oncohematological Patients, on Behalf of Infectious Diseases and Nurse Working Groups of the Italian Association of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
| Contributor(s):: Fiumana, G., Botta, D., Dalla Porta, M. F., Macchi, S., Soncini, E., Santaniello, A., Paciello, O., Amicucci, M., Cellini, M., Cesaro, S.
Contact with animals in pediatric oncohematologic patients is associated with many benefits, but the risk of contracting zoonoses, even if low, must be considered by clinicians. In order to assess the awareness about this topic, we surveyed the Italian pediatric oncohematology centers, which...
The impact on physical performance, pain and psychological wellbeing of chronic low back pain patients during 12-weeks of equine- facilitated therapy intervention
| Contributor(s):: Mattila-Rautiainen, S., Venojärvi, M., Rautiainen, H., Keski-Valkama, A.
Equine - Facilitated Therapy (EFT), an equine environment, and horses themselves can meet many physical and mental health needs beyond diagnostic categories. The horse's ability to produce a walk-like movement and the participant's ability to connect to non-judgemental living creatures,...
[Equine Assisted Group Therapy. The Effect on the Quality of Life in Elderly with Dementia]
| Contributor(s):: Bos-Van Essen, S. M.
Our mission is to provide trained and sponsored on-staff facility/therapy dogs to organizations serving communities in need. An on-staff dog allows for deeper encounters between staff and residents, patients, and the public. These therapeutic interactions create lasting ripple effects...
When Therapy Dogs Provide Virtual Comfort: Exploring University Students' Insights and Perspectives
| Contributor(s):: Christine Yvette Tardif-Williams, John-Tyler Binfet, Freya L. L. Green, Renata P. S. Roma, Akshat Singal, Camille X. Rousseau, Rebecca J. P. Godard
With the proliferation of canine-assisted interventions and the emphasis placed on the impact of these sessions in bolstering the well-being of visitors to sessions, especially university students, it can be easy to overlook just how participating in one of these sessions is experienced by...
Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) on Social Interaction and Quality of Life in Patients with Schizophrenia during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Experimental Study
| Contributor(s):: Shih, C. A., Yang, M. H.
PURPOSE: Most patients with schizophrenia exhibit low willingness to return to society because of negative social experiences. The COVID-19 pandemic led to severe social isolation for schizophrenia patients. However, animal-assisted therapy (AAT) can improve individuals' empathy, social...
Human–Animal Bond Generated in a Brief Animal-Assisted Therapy Intervention in Adolescents with Mental Health Disorders
| Contributor(s):: Rodrigo-Claverol, Maylos, Manuel-Canals, Marta, Lobato-Rincón, Luis Lucio, Rodriguez-Criado, Natalia, Roman-Casenave, Maite, Musull-Dulcet, Elisabet, Rodrigo-Claverol, Esther, Pifarré, Josep, Miró-Bernaus, Yvette
Background: The human–animal bond is crucial for the proper development of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) sessions. However, in specific cases such as in AAT focused on psychiatric patients who are admitted to acute units, there is only a short period of time available to establish this...
Effects of contact with a dog on prefrontal brain activity: A controlled trial
| Contributor(s):: Marti, Rahel, Petignat, Milena, Marcar, Valentine L., Hattendorf, Jan, Wolf, Martin, Hund-Georgiadis, Margret, Hediger, Karin
Background There is a broad range of known effects of animal contact on human mental and physical health. Neurological correlates of human interaction with animals have been sparsely investigated. We investigated changes in frontal brain activity in the presence of and during contact with a...
Assistance Dogs for People with Younger (Early)-Onset Dementia: The Family Carer’s Experience
| Contributor(s):: Marks, Genée, McVilly, Keith R.
There is growing evidence for trained assistance dogs promoting the health, wellbeing, and quality of life of people in a variety of circumstances, including for those with dementia. Little is known about people with younger (early)-onset dementia (YOD) and family carers. As part of a larger...
Schema Therapy with Sheep: Animal-assisted Intervention in Schema Therapeutic Psychiatric Addiction Treatment
| Contributor(s):: Schmid, Petra, Nauss, Carmen, Uhlmann, Carmen
Child sexual abuse survivors: Differential complex multimodal treatment outcomes for pre-COVID and COVID era cohorts
| Contributor(s):: Reeson, Matthew, Polzin, Wanda, Pazderka, Hannah, Agyapong, Vincent, Greenshaw, Andrew J., Hnatko, Gary, Wei, Yifeng, Szymanski, Laurie, Silverstone, Peter H.
Leveraging Campus Landscapes for Public Health: A Pilot Study to Understand the Psychological Effects of Urban Sheep Grazing on College Campuses
| Contributor(s):: Kiers, A. Haven, Nishimura, Kelly M., Dewa, Carolyn S.
Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Treatment of Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury: A Randomized Trial
| Contributor(s):: Horton, L., Griffen, M., Chang, L., Newcomb, A. B.
Exploring the Effects of the Human–Animal Relationship on Care-Farms in the Context of Trauma Histories
| Contributor(s):: Gorman, Richard, Cacciatore, Joanne
Paws to Care: Implementation of a Novel Medical Dog Office Hours Program to Foster Pediatric Health Care Staff Resilience and Joy
| Contributor(s):: Gerson, J. S., Marco, K. C., Staab, J. H., Dixon, C. A.
Identifying with other animals and human well-being: extending perspectives on the social cure and human-animal relations
| Contributor(s):: Amiot, C. E., Caron, P. O., Bastian, B.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Equine Assisted Therapy: An Integrative Review of the Literature
| Contributor(s):: Brittany R. Selzer
The purpose of this integrative review of the literature is to examine the effectiveness of equine assisted therapy with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). An extensive review of the literature was conducted regarding children diagnosed with ASD who received equine...
Intervenciones asistidas con animales en las ciencias del deporte: una propuesta de inclusión entre las actividades físicas en el medio natural
| Contributor(s):: Myriam Díaz Hernández, Ana Myriam Lavín Pérez, Santos Villafaina, Francisco Javier Domínguez-Muñoz, Jesús Morenas, José Carmelo Adsuar, Israel González-García, Daniel Collado Mateo
Las intervenciones asistidas con animales (IAA), en sus diferentes formas, han mostrado beneficios en las personas a diferentes niveles. En España, profesionales de diferentes ámbitos llevan a cabo este tipo de intervenciones, destacando la ausencia de profesionales de las...
The Effects of Pet Therapy on Pediatric Patients with Autism
| Contributor(s):: Tayler Wade, Christine Hober
Objective: To identify the effects of pet therapy and improvement of social development in ASD Level 2 children. Design: Quantitative; Quasi-experimental; Descriptive Setting: Western, rural Kansas Pediatric Center Participants: Children ages 5-10 years old diagnosed with ASD Level 2, Nurses,...