The Best Therapist Has Fur and Four Legs
| Contributor(s):: Jordyn Boesch, Sarah Boggs, Mark Campbell, Sarah Elam, Chelsea Hunley
Animal-assisted therapy : a volunteer's perspective
| Contributor(s):: Moorhead, Jesse Rose
Animal Assisted Therapy is a non-traditional therapy method that has gained recognition in recent years. The literature on the subject is largely provided by professional counselors and licensed social workers. This study investigated the perspectives of the volunteer animal handlers who...
Animal assisted intervention for oncology and palliative care patients: A systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Diniz Pinto, K., Vieira de Souza, C. T., Benamor Teixeira, M. L., Fragoso da Silveira Gouvêa, M. I.
Assessment of dental anxiety in children between 5 and 10 years of age in the presence of a therapy dog: a randomized controlled clinical study
| Contributor(s):: Thakkar, T. K., Naik, S. N., Dixit, U. B.
Benefits of Having a Pet at College: Perception of Today's College Students
| Contributor(s):: Morgan Jenkins
The present literature review examined data from 10 studies that examined the benefits of pet therapy and well-being. Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of nursing, recognized these benefits in the early 1800s when she used animals to provide support to mentally ill patients. Since then, pets, but...
The Effects of Service Dogs in Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Angie Slowik
Background: Of the 2 million veterans that have been deployed to combat zones, 13-20% of them most likely have developed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Only half of the returning combat veterans seek care, and only about 40% experience significant improvement of their symptoms of PTSD....
A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part I): Methods and Results
| Contributor(s):: Holder, T. R. N., Gruen, M. E., Roberts, D. L., Somers, T., Bozkurt, A.
Curriculum-Based Animal-Assisted Therapy in an Acute Outpatient Mental Health Setting
| Contributor(s):: Kashden, J., Lincoln, C. R., Finn-Stevenson, M.
A pilot study of animal assisted activity among hospitalized older adults
| Contributor(s):: Smith, C., Bixler, D., George, A., Fusco, N., DeLuca, A.
The psychological and behavioural effects of an animal-assisted therapy programme in Korean older adults with dementia
| Contributor(s):: Baek, S. M., Lee, Y., Sohng, K. Y.
AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychological and behavioural effects of animal-assisted therapy on cognitive function, emotional state, problematic behaviours, and activities of daily living among older adults with dementia. METHODS: A nonequivalent control group pretest...
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....
The "pet effect" in cancer patients: Risks and benefits of human-pet interaction
| Contributor(s):: Chan, M. M., Tapia Rico, G.
A bite out of anxiety: Evaluation of animal-assisted activity on anxiety in children attending a pediatric dental outpatient unit
| Contributor(s):: Rangeeth Bollam Nammalwar, Priyaa Rangeeth
Background: Anxiety control has been one of the key factors that shows that success of a pediatric dental practice. Animal- Aassisted therapy has shown to have many health benefits, which has brought the animal species closer to our homes with an establishment of a relationship. Aims...
Development of an animal-assisted activity program on a pediatric behavioral health unit
| Contributor(s):: Fodstad, J. C., Bauers, J., Sexton, M., Butler, M., Karlsson, C., Neff, M.
Pet Therapy and Reducing College Stress
| Contributor(s):: Margot L. Wiscovitch
Pet therapy is the interaction between an animal and person working to overcome physical as well as emotional issues. This type of therapy has been used in a variety of settings and populations including nursing homes and residents, hospitals and patients, residential treatment centers and...
Mar 21 2019
American Hippotherapy Association 7th Annual Conference
Paws and Think, Inc.
Paws and Think, Inc. was founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) organization to bring the benefits off the human-animal bond to both people and dogs. Our Mission is Improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection. We do this through our Youth-Canine programs, helping at-risk or...
Therapy dogs help calm people under stress
| Contributor(s):: Patricia Montemurri, L. L. Braiser
Pause with Paws: Implementation of an Evidence-Based Animal Visitation Program at a Small Vermont University
| Contributor(s):: Angela Smith
This evidence-based practice change pilot project explored college student perceptions of the efficacy of an animal visitation program (AVP) toward reducing perceived stress. Using a quantitative, longitudinal pre- and post-intervention design, a convenience sample of students from a Vermont...
The effect of a pet's presence upon anxiety during a simulated clinical interview
| Contributor(s):: Kenneth G. Weigand
Recognizing the importance of evolutionary parallels between humans and other animals, researchers make use of animals to better the understanding of people in various fields of study, such as history, ecology, medicine, psychology, and sociology (Levinson, 1978). Boris Levinson (1962) was an...