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  1. An adjunctive human-animal interaction intervention for veterans with PTSD: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    Contributor(s):: Grubaugh, A. L., Myers, U. S., Keller, S. M., Wangelin, B. C., Lozano, B. E., Tuerk, P. W.

  2. Animal-assisted therapy for schizophrenia and related disorders: A systematic review

    Contributor(s):: Hawkins, E. L., Hawkins, R. D., Dennis, M., Williams, J. M., Lawrie, S. M.

  3. A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Psychosocial Outcomes

    Contributor(s):: Maujean, Annick, Pepping, Christopher A., Kendall, Elizabeth

    The use of animal-assisted interventions (aaIs) to achieve psychological benefits has expanded rapidly over the last few years. However, this is a vastly under-researched area, and the research to date has been largely descriptive, in the form of case studies, or has used only small groups of...

  4. Animal-assisted therapy for dementia

    Contributor(s):: Lai, N. M., Chang, S. M. W., Ng, S. S., Tan, S. L., Chaiyakunapruk, N., Stanaway, F.

    BACKGROUND: Dementia is a chronic condition which progressively affects memory and other cognitive functions, social behaviour, and ability to carry out daily activities. To date, no treatment is clearly effective in preventing progression of the disease, and most treatments are symptomatic,...

  5. The "pet effect" in cancer patients: Risks and benefits of human-pet interaction

    Contributor(s):: Chan, M. M., Tapia Rico, G.

  6. Effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials, Kamioka et al, Complementary Therapies in Medicine (2014) 22:371-390

    Summary:   The objectives of this review were to summarize the evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the effects of animal-assisted therapy (AAT). Studies were eligible if they were RCTs. Studies included one treatment group in which AAT was applied. We searched the...

  7. A Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Reduce Loneliness

    Contributor(s):: Masi, C. M., Chen, H. Y., Hawkley, L. C., Cacioppo, J. T.

  8. Effectiveness of complementary and self-help treatments for depression

    Contributor(s):: Jorm, A. F., Christensen, H., Griffiths, K. M., Rodgers, B.

  9. Meaningful Activities in the Nursing Home

    Contributor(s):: Morley, J. E., Philpot, C. D., Gill, D., Berg-Weger, M.

  10. Comparative Effects of Horse Exercise Versus Traditional Exercise Programs on Gait, Muscle Strength, and Body Balance in Healthy Older Adults

    Contributor(s):: Aranda-García, Silvia, Iricibar, Albert, Planas, Antoni, Prat-Subirana, Joan A., Angulo-Barroso, Rosa M.

  11. Effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials

    Contributor(s):: Kamioka, H., Okada, S., Tsutani, K., Park, H., Okuizumi, H., Handa, S., Oshio, T., Park, S. J., Kitayuguchi, J., Abe, T., Honda, T., Mutoh, Y.

  12. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on loneliness in an elderly population in long-term care facilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Banks, Marian R., Banks, William A.

    Background Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is claimed to have a variety of benefits, but almost all published results are anecdotal. We characterized the resident population in long-term care facilities desiring AAT and determined whether AAT can objectively improve loneliness.   Methods Of 62...

  13. Mainstreaming animal-assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Palley, L. S., O'Rourke, P. P., Niemi, S. M.