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  1. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Occurrence of ESKAPE Bacteria Group in Dogs, and the Related Zoonotic Risk in Animal-Assisted Therapy, and in Animal-Assisted Activity in the Health Context

    Contributor(s):: Santaniello, A., Sansone, M., Fioretti, A., Menna, L. F.

    Animal-assisted interventions are widely implemented in different contexts worldwide. Particularly, animal-assisted therapies and animal-assisted activities are often implemented in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and other health facilities. These interventions bring several benefits to...

  2. Risks associated with animal-assisted intervention programs: A literature review

    Contributor(s):: Dalton, K. R., Waite, K. B., Ruble, K., Carroll, K. C., DeLone, A., Frankenfield, P., Serpell, J. A., Thorpe, R. J., Jr., Morris, D. O., Agnew, J., Rubenstein, R. C., Davis, M. F.

    The benefits of animal-assisted interventions (AAI), to utilize companion animals as an adjunctive treatment modality, is well-established and a burgeoning research field. However, few studies have evaluated the potential hazards of these programs, such as the potential for therapy animals to...

  3. A Proposal for a Comprehensive Human-Animal Approach of Evaluation for Animal-Assisted Interventions

    Contributor(s):: Lerner, H.

    Background: An important field of human-animal interactions is animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), which refers to research on human-animal interactions in order to promote or facilitate health or education in humans. Very few studies among the rich literature on AAIs seem to include aspects of...

  4. Parental Perspectives of Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Contributor(s):: Kalmbach, D., Wood, W., Peters, B. C.

    This paper reports on the qualitative phase of a mixed methods study of occupational therapy in an equine environment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study's quantitative phase found that this intervention improved the occupational performance, social motivation, social...

  5. Equine-Assisted Intervention to Improve Perceived Value of Everyday Occupations and Quality of Life in People with Lifelong Neurological Disorders: A Prospective Controlled Study

    Contributor(s):: Palsdottir, A. M., Gudmundsson, M., Grahn, P.

    People with neurological disorders suffer from poor mobility, poor balance, fatigue, isolation and monotonous everyday activities. Studies show that equine-assisted interventions can improve their mobility and balance, but could these kinds of interventions also increase participants' activity...

  6. The Best Medicine: Personal Pets and Therapy Animals in the Hospital Setting

    Contributor(s):: Barchas, D., Melaragni, M., Abrahim, H., Barchas, E.

    Companion animals can have a positive impact on people's health and well-being. Personal pet visitation and animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) can benefit patients' pain, blood pressure, stress, depression, and anxiety, as well as increasing mobility and socialization with staff and families....

  7. Animal assisted therapy for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: Parent perspectives

    Contributor(s):: London, Maeve Doyle, Mackenzie, Lynette, Lovarini, Meryl, Dickson, Claire, Alvarez-Campos, Alberto

    AbstractAnimal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is an intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This study explores parent perspectives of the impact of five AAT sessions involving trained dogs with their children with ASD. A phenomenological qualitative approach was used to explore...

  8. Effects of an animal visitation intervention on the depression, loneliness, and quality of life of older people: A randomised controlled study

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    | Contributor(s):: Chanelle J Buckle

    Older people—especially those living in residential facilities—comprise a vulnerable and oftentimes frail, but large and growing subset of the global population. Various age-related and socio-political, -economic, and -environmental factors place the quality of life of older people...

  9. Human-Animal Interaction Research: Progress and Possibilities

    | Contributor(s):: Griffin, J. A., Hurley, K., McCune, S.

    2019Front Psychol1028031664-1078 (Print)1664-107810.3389/fpsyg.2019.02803engThe National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD, United States.Mars Incorporated, Global Scientific Affairs, McLean, VA,...

  10. Animal-assisted therapy in a Canadian psychiatric prison

    | Contributor(s):: Dell, C., Chalmers, D., Stobbe, M., Rohr, B., Husband, A.

  11. [Impact of animal-assisted interventions on the resident]

    | Contributor(s):: Chrusciel, J., Letty, A., Armaingaud, D., Hay, P. E., Sanchez, S.

  12. "There Is a Cat on Our Ward": Inpatient and Staff Member Attitudes toward and Experiences with Cats in a Psychiatric Ward

    | Contributor(s):: Wagner, C., Lang, U. E., Hediger, K.

  13. Randomized Trial Examining Effects of Animal Assisted Intervention and Stress Related Symptoms on College Students' Learning and Study Skills

    | Contributor(s):: Pendry, P., Carr, A. M., Gee, N. R., Vandagriff, J. L.

  14. Examining the Effects of Rabbit-Assisted Interventions in the Classroom Environment

    | Contributor(s):: Molnar, M., Ivancsik, R., DiBlasio, B., Nagy, I.

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

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

  16. The State of Animal-Assisted Interventions: Addressing the Contemporary Issues that will Shape the Future

    | Contributor(s):: Fine, A. H., Beck, A. M., Ng, Z.

  17. "We need them as much as they need us": A systematic review of the qualitative evidence for possible mechanisms of effectiveness of animal-assisted intervention (AAI)

    | Contributor(s):: Shen, R. Z. Z., Xiong, P., Chou, U. I., Hall, B. J.

  18. A One Health Research Framework for Animal-Assisted Interventions

    | Contributor(s):: Hediger, K., Meisser, A., Zinsstag, J.

  19. Mobility and medical service dogs: a qualitative analysis of expectations and experiences

    | Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, K. E., Bibbo, J., Verdon, S., O'Haire, M. E.

  20. Military Veterans and Their PTSD Service Dogs: Associations Between Training Methods, PTSD Severity, Dog Behavior, and the Human-Animal Bond

    | Contributor(s):: LaFollette, M. R., Rodriguez, K. E., Ogata, N., O'Haire, M. E.