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  1. Media Coverage of Pet Therapy Research Often Gets It Wrong

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    What a study of therapy dogs on kids with cancer really found.

  2. 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

  3. Cariad Pet Therapy

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    Cariad Pet Therapy is an award winning, not-for-profit Community Interest Company with our head office based in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. We were established in September 2018. At Cariad Pet Therapy we provide therapy dog wellness visits with 65 volunteers and their therapy dogs across...

  4. Using Pet Therapy to Decrease Patients' Anxiety on Two Diverse Inpatient Units

    | Contributor(s):: Mulvaney-Roth, P., Jackson, C., Bert, L., Eriksen, S., Ryan, M.

  5. Animal-assisted intervention and agitation in patients with dementia: evaluation in a special care unit by the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory

    | Contributor(s):: Latoch, S., Carnein, S., Kohler, R., Blanc, F., Vogel, T., Kaltenbach, G.

  6. Pet Therapy in the Emergency Department and Ambulatory Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Gaudet, L. A., Elliott, S. A., Ali, S., Kammerer, E., Stauffer, B., Felkar, B., Scott, S. D., Dennett, L., Hartling, L.

  7. Effects of Pet Therapy in Elderly Patients with Neurocognitive Disorders: A Brief Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Sbrizzi, C., Sapuppo, W.

    INTRODUCTION: Neurocognitive disorders (NCDs) are disturbances highly related to age. This means that, with the increasing trend in life expectancy, there is also an increase in this diagnosis, although NCDs are not exclusively found in the population over 65 years old. Likely, they will...

  8. Animal-Assisted Interventions with Dogs: A Review of the Current Literature

    | Contributor(s):: Doney, Emma

  9. Patients’ Best Friend: Understanding the Influence of Pet Therapy on Pain and Mood

    | Contributor(s):: Georgianna, Sarah R.

  10. Nurse Leaders’ Perspectives on Animal-Assisted Interventions

    | Contributor(s):: Abate, Samantha Vita

  11. [Animal-assisted intervention and agitation in patients with dementia: evaluation in a special care unit by the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory]

    | Contributor(s):: Latoch, S., Carnein, S., Kohler, R., Blanc, F., Vogel, T., Kaltenbach, G.

  12. Paws for Thought: A Controlled Study Investigating the Benefits of Interacting with a House-Trained Dog on University Students Mood and Anxiety

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily L R Thelwell

    University students have been found to have higher rates of psychological distress than that of the general population, which reportedly rises significantly upon starting university and does not return to pre-university levels throughout their time in university. It is therefore highly...

  13. A multicenter study of animal-assisted activity and anxiety among older adults hospitalized in acute care settings

    | Contributor(s):: Kowalski, Mildred Ortu, Smith, Carnette, Cole, Donna A., Bersick, Eileen, Keleekai-Brapoh, Nowai, Panfile, Patricia, Abate, Sami V.

  14. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on mental health of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Alison Thies

    This project explores the potential of using animals (particularly dogs) in animal-assisted therapy( AAT) with veterans who suffer from PTSD and reports on research that shows improvement in symptoms such as regulation of emotions, perceived quality of life, social functioning, sleep patterns,...

  15. Animal assisted interventions in the children's hospital: protocol for a scoping review

    | Contributor(s):: Howe, R., Nicholson, S., Lafferty, A., Davies, C., Stokes, D., Kroll, T.

  16. The Best Therapist Has Fur and Four Legs

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    | Contributor(s):: Jordyn Boesch, Sarah Boggs, Mark Campbell, Sarah Elam, Chelsea Hunley

  17. Animal-assisted therapy : a volunteer's perspective

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    | 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...

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Benefits of Having a Pet at College: Perception of Today's College Students

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    | 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...