The Impact of Campus-Based Therapy Dogs on the Mood and Affect of University Students
| Contributor(s):: Peel, N., Nguyen, K., Tannous, C.
University students experience a high level of stress, which could potentially affect how they manage stressful situations beyond university, such as when entering the workforce. Although universities offer counseling services and various health promotion programs, there is reluctance and...
Reimagining Healthcare: Human-Animal Bond Support as a Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Public Health Intervention
| Contributor(s):: Hoy-Gerlach, J., Townsend, L.
The emergence of human-animal support services (HASS)-services provided to help keep people and their companion animals together-in the United States has been driven by two global public health crises. Despite such impetuses and an increasing recognition of One Health approaches, HASS are...
Family Bonds with Pets and Mental Health during COVID-19 in Australia: A Complex Picture
| Contributor(s):: Bennetts, S. K., Howell, T., Crawford, S., Burgemeister, F., Burke, K., Nicholson, J. M.
The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the health-promoting features of human-animal relationships, particularly for families with children. Despite this, the World Health Organization's (1986) Ottawa Charter remains human-centric. Given the reciprocal health impacts of human-animal...
Associations between unpasteurised camel and other milk consumption, livestock ownership, and self-reported febrile and gastrointestinal symptoms among semi-pastoralists and pastoralists in the Somali Region of Ethiopia
| Contributor(s):: Roess, A. A., Hosh, F. M., Morton, L. C., Bestul, N., Davis, J., Carruth, L.
Contact with livestock and consumption of unpasteurised dairy products are associated with an increased risk of zoonotic and foodborne infection, particularly among populations with close animal contact, including pastoralists and semi-pastoralists. However, there are limited data on disease...
Effects of Hippotherapy on Postural Control in Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review
| Contributor(s):: Peia, F., Veiga, N. C., Gomes, A. P., Santos, B. N. D., Marques, N. M. S., Glória, Ipds, Goulardins, J. B.
[Equine Assisted Group Therapy. The Effect on the Quality of Life in Elderly with Dementia]
| Contributor(s):: Bos-Van Essen, S. M.
Effects of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
| Contributor(s):: Xiao, N., Shinwari, K., Kiselev, S., Huang, X., Li, B., Qi, J.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has become a critical public health issue that affects more than 78 million people. In many recent studies, the authors have demonstrated that equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAATs) can substantially improve the social and behavioral skills of children...
Animal-assisted and robotic animal-assisted interventions within dementia care: A systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, E., Surr, C., Ratschen, E.
BACKGROUND: Animal-assisted interventions and robotic animal interventions are becoming increasingly popular to support the care of people with dementia and may have the potential to improve a range of psychosocial outcomes. This review aims to identify, describe, and compare animal-assisted...
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...
Effectiveness of Operation K9 Assistance Dogs on Suicidality in Australian Veterans with PTSD: A 12-Month Mixed-Methods Follow-Up Study
| Contributor(s):: Sherman, M., Hutchinson, A. D., Bowen, H., Iannos, M., Van Hooff, M.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a pervasive disorder among both current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members. Studies have shown current psychological and pharmacological treatments for PTSD are suboptimal in veterans, with high dropout rates and poor adherence to...
"Well" off in animals: A taphonomic history of faunal resources and refuse from a well feature at Petsas House, Mycenae (Greece)
| Contributor(s):: Meier, J. S., Price, G. C., Shelton, K.
At the renowned archaeological site of Mycenae, striking depictions of animals in ancient art and architecture, such as the 'Lion Gate', reflect the great power of elite residents in the Late Bronze Age. To better understand how social complexity relates to human-animal interactions at...
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...
Critical problems for research in animal sheltering, a conceptual analysis
| Contributor(s):: Horecka, K., Neal, S.
Animal shelter research has seen significant increases in participation over the past several decades from academic organizations, private organizations, public entities, and even corporations that aims to improve shelter programs, processes, operations, and outcomes for the various...
Emergency fostering of dogs from animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic: shelter practices, foster caregiver engagement, and dog outcomes
| Contributor(s):: Gunter, L. M., Gilchrist, R. J., Blade, E. M., Reed, J. L., Isernia, L. T., Barber, R. T., Foster, A. M., Feuerbacher, E. N., Wynne, C. D. L.
Each year, millions of dogs enter thousands of animal shelters across the United States. Life in the shelter can be stressful, and one type of intervention that improves dogs' experience is human interaction, particularly stays in foster homes. Prior research has demonstrated that fostering...
Cross-species emotional political ecology in rural Pakistan
| Contributor(s):: Gomersall, K., Anam, Afzal, Sobia, Majeed, Humera, Iqbal, McGill, D.
This article engages cross-species intersectionality and emotional political ecology to evaluate a dairy extension service that ran in Punjab and Sindh, Pakistan, between 2012 and 2017. The project aimed to mitigate potential negative impacts of implementation, such as the exacerbation of...
Reasons for guardian-relinquishment of dogs to shelters: animal and regional predictors in British Columbia, Canada
| Contributor(s):: Eagan, B. H., Gordon, E., Protopopova, A.
Dogs are relinquished to animal shelters for animal-related or guardian-related reasons. Understanding what drives relinquishment patterns is essential for informing intervention opportunities to keep animals with their guardians. Whereas, overall reasons for relinquishment in a given shelter...
Dogs working in schools-safety awareness and animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Bidoli, E. M. Y., Firnkes, A., Bartels, A., Erhard, M. H., Doring, D.
Gaining popularity, animal-assisted education is thought to enhance learning processes and children's development, inter alia. While previous research has focused on these potential positive effects for the pupils, animal welfare and human safety in the classroom are aspects that have hardly...
The Impact of Therapy Dogs on Prelicensure Baccalaureate Nursing Student Test Anxiety
| Contributor(s):: Walker, C.
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.
Pandemic puppies and interaction
| Contributor(s):: Hedges, S.
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