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  1. Outcomes of Participation in a Service Dog Training Program for Veterans with PTSD

    Contributor(s):: Scotland-Coogan, Diane, Whitworth, James D., Wharton, Tracy

  2. Does use of animal therapy during dental care help to reduce anxiety in children and adolescents? A systematic review

    Contributor(s):: Ribeiro, Cdpv, Alves, J. B., Kominami, P. A., Takeshita Nakagawa, E., Bezerra, A. C. B., Massignan, C.

  3. Animal-assisted therapy in eating disorder treatment: A systematic review

    Contributor(s):: Fennig, M. W., Weber, E., Santos, B., Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. E., Wilfley, D. E.

  4. Effects of equine-assisted interventions on older adults' health: A systematic review

    Contributor(s):: Badin, L., Alibran, É, Pothier, K., Bailly, N.

    OBJECTIVE: Equine-assisted interventions (EAI) can improve a variety of health problems in older adults and thus promote their well-being. This systematic review aimed to synthesize studies on EAI to understand better their effects on the health of older adults. METHOD: A systematic search guided...

  5. Effects of Therapeutic Horseback-Riding Program on Social and Communication Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    Contributor(s):: Chen, S., Zhang, Y., Zhao, M., Du, X., Wang, Y., Liu, X.

    Animal-assisted therapy has become a fast-growing and effective approach for remediating core impairments of children with ASD; however, recent systematic review studies on the effects of AAT in children with ASD have some limitations, including referral to a variety of animal-assisted...

  6. The Benefits of Dog-Assisted Therapy as Complementary Treatment in a Children’s Mental Health Day Hospital

    Contributor(s):: Guillen Guzmán, Elías, Sastre Rodríguez, Laia, Santamarina-Perez, Pilar, Hermida Barros, Laura, García Giralt, Marta, Domenec Elizalde, Eva, Ristol Ubach, Fransesc, Romero Gonzalez, Miguel, Pastor Yuste, Yeray, Diaz Téllez, Cristina, Romero Cela, Soledad, Real Gisbert, Laura, Salmeron Medina, Miquel, Ballesteros-Urpi, Anna, Morer Liñan, Astrid

    Dog-assisted therapy (DAT) has shown benefits in people with mental health disorders. A child psychiatric day hospital would be a suitable setting to implement DAT and evaluate the benefits in a pediatric population. Methods: Mixed methods research in a naturalistic setting was considered in this...

  7. Animals in Animal-Assisted Services: Are They Volunteers or Professionals?

    Contributor(s):: Wijnen, B., Martens, P.

    With the increasingly common practice of Animal-Assisted Services (AAS), whether in therapy, coaching, education, or volunteering programs, the concern over animal welfare has also risen. However, no standards have yet been established for good practices to ensure the animal's mental health. This...

  8. Animal-Assisted Therapy for Patients With Disorders of Consciousness Following a Traumatic Brain Injury (June 2013-October 2020)

    Contributor(s):: Weaver, J. A., Cogan, A. M., Watters, K.

    Systematic Review Briefs provide a summary of the findings from systematic reviews developed in conjunction with the American Occupational Therapy Association's Evidence-Based Practice Program. Each Systematic Review Brief summarizes the evidence on a theme related to a systematic review topic....

  9. Alternative Equine Therapy Helping Autistic Children | Mugur Pop | TEDxCambridgeSchoolofBucharest

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    | Contributor(s):: Mugur Pop

    “Descopera Natura” aims at developing and supporting equestrian tourism as an ecotouristic alternative for the protected natural and communitarian protected areas in Romania. The activity covers areas such as Muntii Macinului, Muntii Apuseni, Muntii Rodnei and Muntii Calimani, as...

  10. Presence of a dog reduces subjective but not physiological stress responses to an analog trauma

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    | Contributor(s):: Lass-Hennemann, J., Peyk, P., Streb, M., Holz, E., Michael, T.

    Dogs are known to have stress and anxiety reducing effects. Several studies have shown that dogs are able to calm people during cognitive and performance stressors. Recently, therapy dogs have been proposed as a treatment adjunct for post-traumatic stress disorder patients. In this study we...

  11. Hogares sin animales

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    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Aquí es donde mi trabajo diverge completamente de lo que se llama activismo de la Edad de Piedra o causa animal. Lea y entienda:

  12. Therapy Dogs and Recovery from Addiction | Colleen Anne Dell | TEDxUniversityofSaskatchewan

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    | Contributor(s):: Colleen Anne Dell

    What if we included domesticated animals, and in particular dogs, into the recovery plans of people struggling with addictions? Colleen Anne Dell is a Professor & Centennial Enhancement Chair in One Health and Wellness at the University of Saskatchewan in the Department of Sociology and...

  13. Effects of Dog-Assisted Therapy on the Physical Function and Communication Skills of Adults with Autism: A Study Protocol for a Controlled Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Isabel Gómez-Calcerrada, Ana Myriam Lavín-Pérez, Santos Villafaina, Juan Carlos Rueda-Rubio, Beatriz Rivera-Martín, Israel González-García, Eugenio Merellano-Navarro, Marta Mateo-Garitagoitia, Carlota González-Plaza, Daniel Collado-Mateo

    Background and Objectives: Despite the scientific evidence of the positive effects of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it is not still considered an evidence-based practice for this population. The proposed study will aim to evaluate the effects of a...

  14. Lares sem animais

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    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    É neste ponto que meu trabalho diverge completamente do que se chama de ativismo ou de causa animal da Idade da Pedra. Leia e entenda:

  15. Maisons sans animaux

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    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    C'est là que mon travail s'écarte complètement de ce qu'on appelle l'activisme de l'âge de pierre ou la cause animale. Lire et comprendre:

  16. Animal-less homes

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    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    This is where my work completely diverges from what is called Stone Age activism or animal cause. Read and understand:

  17. The Effectiveness of Animal Assisted Activity and Animal Assisted Therapy in Reducing Symptoms of Depression

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    | Contributor(s):: Alexis J. Hauser

    This paper reviews the use of Animal Assisted Activity (AAA) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) to effectively treat individuals experiencing symptoms of depression. This paper discusses the symptoms of depression, the process and techniques of AAA and AAT, and the effectiveness of AAA and AAT...

  18. Therapy Dogs or Robots for Nursing Home Residents?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    A new study compares the impact of robots and therapy dogs in nursing homes.

  19. Current Standards and Practices Within the Therapy Dog Industry: Results of a Representative Survey of United States Therapy Dog Organizations

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    | Contributor(s):: James A. Serpell, Katherine A. Kruger, Lisa M. Freeman, James A. Griffin, Zenithson Y. Ng

    Organizations that deliver animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), as well as those that train, evaluate, and register therapy dogs, have proliferated in recent decades in the United States (U.S.). Each of these organizations has its own policies and procedures for screening, evaluating, and...

  20. Dog and cat as a mirror of the human soul? Qualitative evaluation of a pre-post interventionHund und Katze als Spiegel der menschlichen Seele? - Eine Prei-Post-Lnterventionsstudie mit qualitativer Evaluation

    | Contributor(s):: Hopf, J., Edelhauser, F., Neumann, M.