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  1. Reading the mind in the eyes in PTSD: Limited Moderation by the presence of a service dog

    Contributor(s):: Woodward, S. H., Jamison, A. L., Khan, C., Gala, S., Bhowmick, C., Villasenor, D., Tamayo, G., Puckett, M., Parker, K. J.

    Persons with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) frequently experience relationship failures in family and occupational domains resulting in loss of social supports. Prior research has implicated impairments in social cognition. The Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test (RMET) measures a key...

  2. Outcomes of a controlled trial with visiting therapy dog teams on pain in adults in an emergency department

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    | Contributor(s):: Carey, B., Dell, C. A., Stempien, J., Tupper, S., Rohr, B., Carr, E., Cruz, M., Acoose, S., Butt, P., Broberg, L., Collard, L., Fele-Slaferek, L., Fornssler, C., Goodridge, D., Gunderson, J., McKenzie, H., Rubin, J., Shand, J., Smith, J., Trask, J., Ukrainetz, K., Meier, S.

    ContextPain is a primary reason individuals attend an Emergency Department (ED), and its management is a concern.ObjectivesChange in symptoms and physiologic variables at 3 time points pre-post a ten-minute St. John Ambulance therapy dog team visit compared to no visit in ED patients who...

  3. Intestinal parasites and risk factors in dogs and cats from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    | Contributor(s):: Arruda, I. F., Ramos, R. C. F., Barbosa, A. D. S., Abboud, L. C. S., Dos Reis, I. C., Millar, P. R., Amendoeira, M. R. R.

  4. Dog visits in nursing homes - increase complexity or keep it simple? A randomised controlled study

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    | Contributor(s):: Thodberg, K., Videbech, P. B., Hansen, T. G. B., Pedersen, A. B., Christensen, J. W.

    OBJECTIVE: To compare the immediate response of nursing home residents to dog visits with or without an activity, and the impact of cognitive ability. METHODS: In a randomly controlled trial, 174 nursing home residents were allocated to 12 bi-weekly 10-minute visits: either ordinary dog visits...

  5. Evaluating preference for and reinforcing efficacy of a therapy dog to increase verbal statements

    | Contributor(s):: Jorgenson, C. D., Clay, C. J., Kahng, S.

  6. Tracking positive and negative affect in PTSD inpatients during a service dog intervention

    | Contributor(s):: Woodward, Steven H., Jamison, Andrea L., Gala, Sasha, Lawlor, Catherine, Villasenor, Diana, Tamayo, Gisselle, Puckett, Melissa

  7. Canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum: Parents' perspectives

    | Contributor(s):: Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.

  8. Endoparasite infection hotspots in Estonian urban areas

    | Contributor(s):: Tull, A., Moks, E., Laurimaa, L., Keis, M., Suld, K.

    The human-animal bond is beneficial for human health, but companion animals also pose a potential threat as vectors of zoonotic parasites, especially in urban areas where both human and dog densities are high. However, the knowledge about parasitic spillover in the urban environment is...

  9. Cactus-induced keratoconjunctivitis in Texas: A case series of three dogs and one cat

    | Contributor(s):: Dowler, K. K., Scott, E. M., Teixeira, L. B. C., Vallone, L. V.

  10. Occurrence of Pasteurella multocida in Dogs Being Trained for Animal-Assisted Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Santaniello, A., Garzillo, S., Amato, A., Sansone, M., Fioretti, A., Menna, L. F.

  11. Developing an animal-assisted support program for healthcare employees

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    | Contributor(s):: Etingen, B., Martinez, R. N., Smith, B. M., Hogan, T. P., Miller, L., Saban, K. L., Irvin, D., Jankowski, B., Weaver, F. M.

    Background Employee burnout and its associated consequences is a significant problem in the healthcare workforce. Workplace animal therapy programs offer a potential strategy for improving employee well-being; however, research on animal therapy programs for healthcare workers is lacking. This...

  12. Animal-Assisted Activity in Critically Ill Older Adults: A Randomized Pilot and Feasibility Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Branson, S., Boss, L., Hamlin, S., Padhye, N. S.

  13. Association of Dog and Cat Ownership with Incident Frailty among Community-Dwelling Elderly Japanese

    | Contributor(s):: Taniguchi, Y., Seino, S., Nishi, M., Tomine, Y., Tanaka, I., Yokoyama, Y., Ikeuchi, T., Kitamura, A., Shinkai, S.

  14. 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.

  15. Social Development of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder During Dog-Assisted Therapy: A Detailed Observational Analysis

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    | 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...

  16. Parallels in the interactive effect of highly sensitive personality and social factors on behaviour problems in dogs and humans

    | Contributor(s):: Bräm Dubé, M., Asher, L., Würbel, H., Riemer, S., Melotti, L.

  17. Management of otitis externa with an led-illuminated gel: a randomized controlled clinical trial in dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Tambella, A. M., Attili, A. R., Beribè, F., Galosi, M., Marchegiani, A., Cerquetella, M., Palumbo Piccionello, A., Vullo, C., Spaterna, A., Fruganti, A.

  18. Animal-Assisted Therapy Improves Communication and Mobility among Institutionalized People with Cognitive Impairment

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    | Contributor(s):: Rodrigo-Claverol, M., Malla-Clua, B., Marquilles-Bonet, C., Sol, J., Jové-Naval, J., Sole-Pujol, M., Ortega-Bravo, M.

    Disorders of communication, social relationships, and psychomotricity are often characterized by cognitive impairment, which hinders daily activities and increases the risk of falls. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of an animal-assisted therapy (AAT) program in an institutionalized...

  19. Acceptability of AAI from the Perspective of Elderly Clients, Family Members, and Staff-A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Machová, K., Procházková, R., Konigová, P., Svobodová, I., Přibylová, L., Vadroňová, M.

    Although animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) are increasingly part of comprehensive rehabilitation and many of its effects are already well described, the methodology for performing AAI depends on the specific patient, animal, and treatment objective. Acceptability of AAI from all involved...

  20. The ability to recognize dog emotions depends on the cultural milieu in which we grow up

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    | 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...