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  1. Nine lives and reflections

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    Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira, Erasmo DeOLIVEIRA

    The secret of having nine lives as a cat and some reflections about animals' angelicity (some ideas made by an Elder mad researcher. Or not...)

  2. A Text-Mining Analysis of Research Trends in Animal-Assisted Therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Lee, Shin-Ja, Kim, Geun-Hyeon, Moon, Yea-Hwang, Lee, Sung-Sill

    Text-mining techniques were used to provide basic data to related policy stakeholders and academic researchers by collecting and analyzing research trends related to animal-mediated healing in a short time. A total of 776 studies were collected using the keyword "animal-assisted...

  3. Social robotics to support older people with dementia: a study protocol with Paro seal robot in an Italian Alzheimer's day center

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    | Contributor(s):: Bevilacqua, R., Maranesi, E., Felici, E., Margaritini, A., Amabili, G., Barbarossa, F., Bonfigli, A. R., Pelliccioni, G., Paciaroni, L.

    Introduction: The aging of the population and the high incidence of those over 80 lead to an inevitable increase in chronic degenerative diseases, such as dementia, resulting in increased morbidity and disability. Treatment of people with dementia involves both pharmacological and...

  4. Exploring the benefits of full-time hospital facility dogs working with nurse handlers in a children's hospital

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    | Contributor(s):: Murata-Kobayashi, N., Suzuki, K., Morita, Y., Minobe, H., Mizumoto, A., Seto, S.

    ObjectiveTo examine the benefits of full-time hospital facility dogs (HFDs) working with qualified nurse handlers for inpatients in a pediatric medical facility. MethodsA questionnaire survey on the evaluation of HFD activities was conducted in a hospital that had introduced HFDs for the first...

  5. Case report: A community case study of the human-animal bond in animal-assisted therapy: the experiences of psychiatric prisoners with therapy dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Smith, Sonia, Dell, Colleen Anne, Claypool, Tim, Chalmers, Darlene, Khalid, Aliya

    Prisoners frequently experience chronic loneliness and lack social support, which can exacerbate their struggles with incarceration. According to attachment theory, individuals who are insecurely attached may be more likely to develop unstable relationships and engage in antisocial behavior as...

  6. Therapeutic and Economic Benefits of Service Dogs Versus Emotional Support Dogs for Veterans With PTSD

    | Contributor(s):: Richerson, Joan T., Wagner, Todd H., Abrams, Thad, Skelton, Kelly, Biswas, Kousick, Illarmo, Samantha, McSherry, Frances, Fallon, Michael T., Frakt, Austin, Pizer, Steven, Magruder, Kathryn M., Groer, Shirley, Dorn, Patricia A., Huang, Grant D., Stock, Eileen M.

  7. Promoting sustainable well-being through nature-based interventions for young people in precarious situations: Implications for social work A systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Obeng, James Kutu, Kangas, Katja, Stamm, Ingo, Tolvanen, Anne

  8. Multispecies Occupations Involving Equines: An Action-Oriented Inquiry to Inform Occupational Therapy Practitioners

    | Contributor(s):: Pugh, Heather K., Heatwole Shank, Kendra S.

  9. Depression and anxiety: A systematic review on comparing ecotherapy with cognitive behavioral therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Rueff, Maria, Reese, Gerhard

  10. Clinician's Beliefs, Practices, and Attitudes Regarding Emotional Support Animal Recommendations

    | Contributor(s):: Wilder, Chris, Holliman, Ryan, Jaeger, Michaela

  11. Animal-Assisted Green Care Farming for Patients With Mental and Physical Disorders: A Narrative Review

    | Contributor(s):: Sargsyan, Alex, Beebe, Lora H.

  12. Human–Animal Bond Generated in a Brief Animal-Assisted Therapy Intervention in Adolescents with Mental Health Disorders

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    | 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...

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

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    | 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...

  14. The effects of equine-assisted activities on execution function in children aged 7-8 years: A randomized controlled trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Cheng, X., Zhen, K., Fan, Y., Tang, Q., Wu, H.

    BACKGROUND: This study examines the effects of equine-assisted activity (EAA) training on executive functioning (EF) (inhibitory control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility) in children aged 7-8 years. METHODS: Twenty-Four healthy children aged 7-8 years with a 1:1 ratio of boys to girls...

  15. Supporting young readers: A mixed-methods study of their literacy, behaviour, and perceptions when reading aloud to dogs or adults

    | Contributor(s):: Syrnyk, Corinne, McArthur, Alisa, Zwack, Alyson, Handelsman, Allison

  16. Re-evaluating the benefits and challenges of communal pet dog ownership at an adult residential psychiatric facility

    | Contributor(s):: Maroney, Pam, Kougioumtzis, Marianthi

  17. Are you and your dog competent? Integrating animal-assisted play therapy competencies

    | Contributor(s):: Hartwig, Elizabeth Kjellstrand, Pliske, Michelle M.

  18. Understanding canine-assisted literacy programs: A multiple case study

    | Contributor(s):: Bruneau, Laura, Timmons, Beverly, Ianson, Shauna, Tucker, Jeff D.

  19. Can Interacting with Animals Improve Executive Functions? A Systematic Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Tepper, D., Shnookal, J., Howell, T., Bennett, P.

    There has been growing interest in the potential benefits of using human-animal interactions to improve executive functions: cognitive processes that allow individuals to plan, solve problems, and self-regulate behaviour. To date, no comprehensive review has been conducted. The purpose of this...

  20. Investigating Dog Welfare When Interacting with Autistic Children within Canine-Assisted Occupational Therapy Sessions: A Single Case Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Hill, J., Driscoll, C., Cawdell-Smith, J., Anderson, S., Ziviani, J.

    Human-animal bond is defined as the mutually beneficial relationship between humans and animals. Recent years have seen increasing research regarding the benefits of interaction with animals for autistic children. However, there continue to be limited studies exploring the impact of this...