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  1. Training School Counselors and Nurses to Enhance Collaboration Through Animal-Assisted Therapy

    Contributor(s):: Yordy, B. M., Tuttle, M., Meyer, J. M.

  2. The role of religion in One Health. Lessons from the Hanuman langur (Semnopithecus entellus) and other human-non-human primate interactions

    Contributor(s):: Vijayaraghavan, G., Tate, V., Gadre, V., Trivedy, C.

  3. Pilot Program for Veterans With PTSD to Train Service Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Suran, M.

    2022Jama3272019490098-748410.1001/jama.2022.7450engtext

  4. Therapy Dogs Help Ease Pain, Anxiety in ED Patients

    Contributor(s):: Rosenberg, K.

  5. Bringing human-animal interaction to sport: Potential impacts on athletic performance

    Contributor(s):: Marvin, S., Sorenson, K., Stevens, J. R.

  6. Hippotherapy in neurodevelopmental disorders: a narrative review focusing on cognitive and behavioral outcomes

    Contributor(s):: Maresca, G., Portaro, S., Naro, A., Crisafulli, R., Raffa, A., Scarcella, I., Aliberti, B., Gemelli, G., Calabrò, R. S.

  7. Therapeutic riding or mindfulness: Comparative effectiveness of two recreational therapy interventions for adolescents with autism

    Contributor(s):: Kemeny, Betsy, Burk, Steffanie, Hutchins, Deborah, Gramlich, Courtney

  8. Equine-Assisted Therapies for Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Meta-analysis

    Contributor(s):: Heussen, N., Häusler, M.

  9. The effect of pet therapy on the stress and social anxiety levels of disabled children: A randomized controlled trial

    Contributor(s):: Demiralay, Ş, Keser, İ

  10. Behavioral-biological surveillance of emerging infectious diseases among a dynamic cohort in Thailand

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    | Contributor(s):: Yadana, S., Cheun-Arom, T., Li, H., Hagan, E., Mendelsohn, E., Latinne, A., Martinez, S., Putcharoen, O., Homvijitkul, J., Sathaporntheera, O., Rattanapreeda, N., Chartpituck, P., Yamsakul, S., Sutham, K., Komolsiri, S., Pornphatthananikhom, S., Petcharat, S., Ampoot, W., Francisco, L., Hemachudha, T., Daszak, P., Olival, K. J., Wacharapluesadee, S.

    BACKGROUND: Interactions between humans and animals are the key elements of zoonotic spillover leading to zoonotic disease emergence. Research to understand the high-risk behaviors associated with disease transmission at the human-animal interface is limited, and few consider regional and local...

  11. Classic Psychedelics and Human-Animal Relations

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    | Contributor(s):: Pöllänen, E., Osika, W., Stenfors, C. U. D., Simonsson, O.

    Previous research has found associations between classic psychedelic use and nature-relatedness, but the link between classic psychedelic use and human-animal relations remains largely unexplored. Using data representative of the US adult population, with regard to age, sex and ethnicity (N =...

  12. The Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Patients with Dual Diagnosis: Schizophrenia and Addiction

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    | Contributor(s):: Monfort, M., Benito, A., Haro, G., Fuertes-Saiz, A., Cañabate, M., Baquero, A.

    The objective of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of an animal-assisted-therapy (AAT) program in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and substance-use disorders in residential treatment in order to intervene in the remission of negative and positive symptoms and...

  13. Can dogs reduce stress levels in school children? effects of dog-assisted interventions on salivary cortisol in children with and without special educational needs using randomized controlled trials

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    | Contributor(s):: Meints, K., Brelsford, V. L., Dimolareva, M., Maréchal, L., Pennington, K., Rowan, E., Gee, N. R.

    Prolonged or excessive stress negatively affects learning, behavior and health across the lifespan. To alleviate adverse effects of stress in school children, stressors should be reduced, and support and effective interventions provided. Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) have shown beneficial...

  14. Effects of animal-assisted psychotherapy incorporating mindfulness and self-compassion in neurorehabilitation: a randomized controlled feasibility trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Künzi, P., Ackert, M., Grosse Holtforth, M., Hund-Georgiadis, M., Hediger, K.

    Transdiagnostic psychotherapeutic approaches are increasingly used in neurorehabilitation to address psychological distress. Animal-assistance is thought to increase efficacy. The present study evaluates a psychotherapeutic mindfulness- and self-compassion-based group intervention (MSCBI) with...

  15. Race, Zoonoses and Animal Assisted Interventions in Pediatric Cancer

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    | Contributor(s):: Cotoc, C., Notaro, S.

    Emerging evidence accumulates regarding the benefits of animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) in facilitating pediatric cancer treatment and alleviating symptomatology through positive changes in the patients' emotional, mental, and even physical status. A major concern expressed by...

  16. Functional Outcomes in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Middle-Aged and Older Adults with Schizophrenia

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    | Contributor(s):: Chen, C. R., Hung, C. F., Lee, Y. W., Tseng, W. T., Chen, M. L., Chen, T. T.

    Deficits in cognition, physical, and social functions in adults with schizophrenia may become salient with aging. While animal-assisted therapy (AAT) can benefit physical function in older adults and improve symptoms of psychotic disorders, the effect of AAT on middle-aged patients with...

  17. Integrating Animal-Assisted Therapy Into TF-CBT for Abused Youth With PTSD: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Allen, B., Shenk, C. E., Dreschel, N. E., Wang, M., Bucher, A. M., Desir, M. P., Chen, M. J., Grabowski, S. R.

    This clinical trial examined animal-assisted therapy (AAT) as an adjunct to Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for abused youth with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Youth between the ages of 6 and 17 (M = 11.79, SD = 3.08) were randomized to receive standard TF-CBT or...

  18. Pulmonary Function and Aerobic Capacity Responses to Equine Assisted Therapy in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Abdel Ghafar, M. A., Abdelraouf, O. R., Abdel-Aziem, A. A., Elnegamy, T. E., Mohamed, M. E., Yehia, A. M., Mousa, G. S.

    BACKGROUND: Idiopathic scoliosis is a common spinal malalignment that negatively impacts the respiratory system and physical conditioning in adolescents. Equine-assisted therapy comprises therapeutic horseback riding that optimizes physical performance and mobility in a range of contexts....

  19. Measuring Equine-Assisted Therapy: Validation and Confirmatory Factor Analysis of an ICF-Based Standardized Assessment-Tool

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    | Contributor(s):: Stolz, I., Anneken, V., Froböse, I.

    The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO) was established as an international framework for monitoring rehabilitation outcomes and the impacts of health interventions since, as the term “functioning” implies,...

  20. Beneficios da pet terapia: a interacao entre os animais e as criancas

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    | Contributor(s):: Rodrigues, N. J. L., Manzini, S., Oliveira, N. N., Madureira, S. J. L., Langoni, H., Torres, S. J. L. R.

    A domesticação dos animais tem registros de longa data. Atualmente sabe-se por meio de dados de pesquisas, testes e empirismo que a interação com um animal traz grandes benefícios ao bem-estar humano. Considerando-se os cães, mundialmente é...