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2015 Articles on Animal-Assisted Interventions

Articles Published in 2015 on Animal Assisted Interventions


Alleyne, E., Tilston, L., Parfitt, C., & Butcher, R. (2015). Adult-perpetrated animal abuse: development of a proclivity scale. Psychology, Crime & Law, 21(6), 570-588.

Anderson, K. A., Lord, L. K., Hill, L. N., & McCune, S. (2015). Fostering the Human-Animal Bond for Older Adults: Challenges and Opportunities. Activities, Adaptation & Aging, 39(1), 32-42.

Anne, D. C. (2015). Questioning” Fluffy”: A Dog’s Eye View of Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) in the Treatment of Substance Misuse. Substance use & misuse, 1.

Arkow, P. (2015). Recognizing and responding to cases of suspected animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect: what the veterinarian needs to know.

Barker, S. B., Knisely, J. S., Schubert, C. M., Green, J. D., & Ameringer, S. (2015). The Effect of an Animal-Assisted Intervention on Anxiety and Pain in Hospitalized Children. Anthrozoös, 28(1), 101-112.

Bayne, K., Ramachandra, G. S., Rivera, E. A., & Wang, J. (2015). The Evolution of Animal Welfare and the 3Rs in Brazil, China, and India. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 54(2), 181-191.

Beetz, A., Winkler, N., Julius, H., UvnäS-Moberg, K., & Kotrschal, K. (2015). A Comparison of Equine-Assisted Intervention and Conventional Play-Based Early Intervention for Mother–Child Dyads with Insecure Attachment. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, 8(1), 17-39.

Bergesen, F. J. (2015). The effects of pet facilitated therapy on the self-esteem and socialisation of primary school children (Doctoral dissertation).

Boyden, P. (2015). The Links Group. Veterinary Nursing Journal, 30(5), 143-145.

Brady, L. J. (2015). of Course: Animal Assisted Therapy. autism, 39(9), 1261-1267.

Byström, K. M., & Lundqvist Persson, C. A. (2015). The Meaning of Companion Animals for Children and Adolescents with Autism: The Parents’ Perspective. Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of The Interactions of People & Animals, 28(2), 263-275.

Creagan, E. T., Bauer, B. A., Thomley, B. S., & Borg, J. M. (2015). Animal-assisted therapy at Mayo Clinic: The time is now. Complementary therapies in clinical practice, 21(2), 101-104.

Elmacı, D. T., & Cevizci, S. (2015). Dog-Assisted Therapies and Activities in Rehabilitation of Children with Cerebral Palsy and Physical and Mental Disabilities. International journal of environmental research and public health, 12(5), 5046-5060.

Febres, J. (2015). The Perpetration of Adulthood Animal Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence in Men and Women Arrested for Domestic Violence.

Fleishman, S. B., Homel, P., Chen, M. R., Rosenwald, V., Abolencia, V., Gerber, J., & Nadesan, S. (2015). Beneficial effects of animal-assisted visits on quality of life during multimodal radiation-chemotherapy regimens. The Journal of community and supportive oncology, 13(1), 22-26.

Frederick, K. E., Hatz, J. I., & Lanning, B. (2015). Not just horsing around: the impact of equine-assisted learning on levels of hope and depression in at-risk adolescents. Community mental health journal, 1-9.

Friedmann, E., Galik, E., Thomas, S. A., Hall, P. S., Chung, S. Y., & McCune, S. (2015). Evaluation of a Pet-Assisted Living Intervention for Improving Functional Status in Assisted Living Residents With Mild to Moderate Cognitive Impairment A Pilot Study. American journal of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, 30(3), 276-289.

Frost, R. O., Patronek, G., Arluke, A., & Steketee, G. (2015). The hoarding of animals: an update. Psychiatric Times, 32(4), 1-1.

Gabriels, R. L., Pan, Z., Dechant, B., Agnew, J. A., Brim, N., & Mesibov, G. (2015). Randomized Controlled Trial of Therapeutic Horseback Riding in Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Geerdts, M. S., Van de Walle, G. A., & LoBue, V. (2015). Learning about real animals from anthropomorphic media. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 0276236615611798.

Gilbey, A., & Tani, K. (2015). Companion Animals and Loneliness: A Systematic Review of Quantitative Studies. Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of The Interactions of People & Animals, 28(2), 181-197.

Goddard, A. T., & Gilmer, M. J. (2015). The Role and Impact of Animals with Pediatric Patients. Pediatric Nursing, 41(2), 65.

Grandgeorge, M., Bourreau, Y., Alavi, Z., Lemonnier, E., Tordjman, S., Deleau, M., & Hausberger, M. (2015). Interest towards human, animal and object in children with autism spectrum disorders: an ethological approach at home. European child & adolescent psychiatry, 24(1), 83-93.

Guerino, M. R., Briel, A. F., & Araújo, M. D. G. R. (2015). Hippotherapy as a treatment for socialization after sexual abuse and emotional stress. Journal of physical therapy science, 27(3), 959.

Haggerty, H. (2015). How Equine Assisted Therapy Can Improve the Quality of Life for Individuals Diagnosed with Autism, Ages 2-18.

Harper, C. J. (2015). An exploration into the impact of animals as a therapeutic adjunct in education for children with behaviour, emotional and social difficulties: A biophilic philosophy for education (Doctoral dissertation, University of the West of England).

Harper, C. M., Dong, Y., Thornhill, T. S., Wright, J., Ready, J., Brick, G. W., & Dyer, G. (2015). Can Therapy Dogs Improve Pain and Satisfaction After Total Joint Arthroplasty? A Randomized Controlled Trial. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®, 473(1), 372-379.

Hartman, C. A., Hageman, T., Williams, J. H., & Ascione, F. R. (2015). Intimate Partner Violence and Animal Abuse in an Immigrant-Rich Sample of Mother–Child Dyads Recruited From Domestic Violence Programs. Journal of interpersonal violence, 0886260515614281.

Hauge, H., Kvalem, I. L., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Berget, B., & Braastad, B. O. (2015). Persistence during Tasks with Horses in Relation to Social Support, General Self-efficacy and Self-esteem in Adolescents. Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of The Interactions of People & Animals, 28(2), 333-347.

Hediger, K., Beetz, A., Zinsstag, J., Schelling, E., Waltner-Toews, D., Whittaker, M., & Tanner, M. (2015). The role of human-animal interactions in education. One Health: The Theory and Practice of Integrated Health Approaches, 73.

Himot, L., & de Chesnay, M. (2015). Pet Therapy in Nursing. Caring for the Vulnerable, 311.

Huss, R. J. (2015). A Conundrum for Animal Activists: Can or Should the Current Legal Classification of Certain Animals Be Utilized to Improve the Lives of All Animals? The Intersection of Federal Disability Laws and Breed-Discriminatory Legislation. Michigan State Law Review, 2016.

Hussey, A., & Cowman, D. (2015). The Role of Equine Therapy in an Educational Setting for Visually Impaired Children. Enabling Access for Persons with Visual Impairment, 99.

Jalongo, M. R. (2015). An Attachment Perspective on the Child–Dog Bond: Interdisciplinary and International Research Findings. Early Childhood Education Journal, 1-11.

Kelly, M. A., & Cozzolino, C. A. (2015). Helping at-risk youth overcome trauma and substance abuse through animal-assisted therapy. Contemporary Justice Review, 18(4), 421-434.

Kendall, E., Maujean, A., Pepping, C. A., Downes, M., Lakhani, A., Byrne, J., & Macfarlane, K. (2015). A systematic review of the efficacy of equine-assisted interventions on psychological outcomes. European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling, (ahead-of-print), 1-23.

Koda, N., Miyaji, Y., Kuniyoshi, M., Adachi, Y., Watababe, G., Miyaji, C., & Yamada, K. (2015). Effects of a Dog-assisted Program in a Japanese Prison. Asian Journal of Criminology, 1-16.

Krause-Parello, C. A., & Gulick, E. (2015). Examining demographic and psychosocial predictors of well-being in older pet owners. International Journal of Nursing, 3(1), 29-42.

Lancaster, K., & Boyd, J. (2015). Redefinition, Differentiation, and the Farm Animal Welfare Debate. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 43(2), 185-202.

Lannon, A., & Harrison, P. (2015). Take a Paws: Fostering Student Wellness with a Therapy Dog Program at Your University Library. Public Services Quarterly, 11(1), 13-22.

Lasa, S. M., Bocanegra, N. M., Alcaide, R. V., Arratibel, M. A., Donoso, E. V., & Ferriero, G. (2015). Animal assisted interventions in neurorehabilitation: a review of the most recent literature. Neurología (English Edition), 30(1), 1-7.

Lee, P. T., Dakin, E., & McLure, M. (2015). Narrative synthesis of equine‐assisted psychotherapy literature: Current knowledge and future research directions. Health & social care in the community.


Loo, B. K. G., Chew, J. L., & Sridevi, S. (2015). Pilot Programme on Animal-Assisted Therapy in Singapore. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare▪ Volume, 24(2).

Maharaj, N. (2015). Companion Animals and Vulnerable Youth: Promoting Engagement Between Youth and Professional Service Providers. Journal of Loss and Trauma, (just-accepted).

Matchock, R. L. (2015). Pet ownership and physical health. Current opinion in psychiatry, 28(5), 386-392.

McCullough, L., Risley-Curtiss, C., & Rorke, J. (2015). Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy: A Pilot Study of Effect on Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Maltreated Youth. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 14(2), 158-173.

McDonald, S. E. (2015, January). A Qualitative Study of How Children Experience and Intervene in Threats to and Harm of Companion Animals in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence. In Society for Social Work and Research 19th Annual Conference: The Social and Behavioral Importance of Increased Longevity. Sswr.

McKinney, K. (2015). Trouble in paradise: Viva Piñata, charismatic megafauna and the sour side of gaming with animals. Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds, 7(2), 203-214.

McMillan, F. D., Duffy, D. L., Zawistowski, S. L., & Serpell, J. A. (2015). Behavioral and psychological characteristics of canine victims of abuse. Journal of applied animal welfare science, 18(1), 92-111.

Mercer, J., Gibson, K., & Clayton, D. (2015). The therapeutic potential of a prison-based animal programme in the UK. Journal of Forensic Practice, 17(1), 43-54.

Mercer, K. A. (2015). Animal-Assisted Therapy and Application to Older Adults in Long Term Care. Journal of Arts and Humanities, 4(5), 16-27.

Micheli, F., Pellene, A., Arcushin, D., Calzinari, A., & Farret, M. S. (2015). Pet killing as a manifestation of impulse control disorder secondary to pramipexol. Clinical neuropharmacology, 38(2), 55-56.

Mielke, S. R. (2015). A Pilot Study of Potential Public Health Hazards in the Animal Hoarding Environment (Doctoral dissertation, The Ohio State University).

Mongillo, P., Pitteri, E., Adamelli, S., Bonichini, S., Farina, L., & Marinelli, L. (2015). Validation of a selection protocol of dogs involved in animal-assisted intervention. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 10(2), 103-110.

Murthy, R., Bearman, G., Brown, S., Bryant, K., Chinn, R., Hewlett, A., … & Wiemken, T. (2015). Animals in healthcare facilities: recommendations to minimize potential risks. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 36(05), 495-516.

Novotny, N. L., Deibner, J., & Herrmann, C. (2015). Animal-assisted therapy to promote ambulation in the hospital setting: Potentially effective but is it feasible?. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5(7), p123.

Nurenberg, J. R., Schleifer, S. J., Shaffer, T. M., Yellin, M., Desai, P. J., Amin, R., … & Montalvo, C. (2015). Animal-assisted therapy with chronic psychiatric inpatients: equine-assisted psychotherapy and aggressive behavior. Psychiatric services.

Richards, E. A. (2015). Prevalence of Dog Walking and Sociodemographic Characteristics of Dog Walkers in the US: An Update from 2001. American Journal of Health Behavior, 39(4), 500-506.

Rogers, T. (2015). Healing Partners: The Integration of a Therapy Animal in Feminist Family Therapy (Doctoral dissertation, University of Akron).

Schuck, S. E., Emmerson, N. A., Fine, A. H., & Lakes, K. D. (2015). Canine-Assisted Therapy for Children With ADHD Preliminary Findings From The Positive Assertive Cooperative Kids Study. Journal of attention disorders, 19(2), 125-137.

Simmons, S., Knight, K., & Ellis, C. (2015). Youthful animal abuse and later problem behavior outcomes: findings from two generations. Contemporary Justice Review, 18(4), 435-448.

Smith-Osborne, A. (2015, January). Investigating Evolving Roles of Animals in Complementary Interventions Due to Increased Longevity Affecting Aging Veterans and Civilian Caregivers Living with Disabilities: A Social Work Opportunity Presented By Increased Longevity. In Society for Social Work and Research 19th Annual Conference: The Social and Behavioral Importance of Increased Longevity. Sswr.

Stefanini, M. C., Martino, A., Allori, P., Galeotti, F., & Tani, F. (2015). The use of Animal-Assisted Therapy in adolescents with acute mental disorders: A randomized controlled study. Complementary therapies in clinical practice, 21(1), 42-46.

Sterneberg-van der Maaten, T., Turner, D., Van Tilburg, J., & Vaarten, J. (2015). Benefits and Risks for People and Livestock of Keeping Companion Animals: Searching for a Healthy Balance. Journal of comparative pathology.

Swall, A., Ebbeskog, B., Lundh Hagelin, C., & Fagerberg, I. (2015). Can therapy dogs evoke awareness of one’s past and present life in persons with Alzheimer′ s disease?. International journal of older people nursing, 10(2), 84-93.

Turner, D. C. (2015). 19 Non-communicable Diseases: How Can Companion Animals Help in Connection with Coronary Heart Disease, Obesity, Diabetes and Depression?. One Health: The Theory and Practice of Integrated Health Approaches, 222.

Vagnoli, L., Caprilli, S., Vernucci, C., Zagni, S., Mugnai, F., & Messeri, A. (2015). Can presence of a dog reduce pain and distress in children during venipuncture?. Pain management nursing, 16(2), 89-95.

van Vliet, N., Nebesse, C., & Nasi, R. (2015). Bushmeat consumption among rural and urban children from Province Orientale, Democratic Republic of Congo. Oryx, 49(01), 165-174.

Vanutelli, M. E., & Balconi, M. (2015). Empathy and Prosocial Behaviours. Insights from Intra-and Inter-species Interactions. Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia, 6(1), 88-109.

Verklan, M. T. (2015). Can my pet come with me, please?. The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing, 29(1), 91-92.

Walters, G. D., & Noon, A. (2015). Family context and externalizing correlates of childhood animal cruelty in adjudicated delinquents. Journal of interpersonal violence, 30(8), 1369-1386.

Wedl, M., Kotrschal, K., Julius, H., & Beetz, A. (2015). Children with Avoidant or Disorganized Attachment Relate Differently to a Dog and to Humans During a Socially Stressful Situation. Anthrozoös, 28(4), 601-610.

White, J. H., Quinn, M., Garland, S., Dirkse, D., Wiebe, P., Hermann, M., & Carlson, L. E. (2015). Animal-Assisted Therapy and Counseling Support for Women With Breast Cancer An Exploration of Patient’s Perceptions. Integrative cancer therapies, 1534735415580678.

White, R. J. (2015). Animal geographies, anarchist praxis, and critical animal studies. Critical Animal Geographies: Politics, Intersections and Hierarchies in a Multispecies World, 19.

Williams, B. (2015). Service users and their animals: considerations for mental health professionals. Mental Health Practice, 18(7), 32-37.

Winegardner, J., Ashworth, F., & Wilson, B. A. (2015). The Benefits of a Therapy Dog in a Holistic Rehabilitation Programme. Neuro-Disability and Psychotherapy, 3(1), 11-21.

Wright, H. F., Hall, S., Hames, A., Hardiman, J., Mills, R., Mills, D. S., & PAWS Team. (2015). Acquiring a pet dog significantly reduces stress of primary carers for children with autism spectrum disorder: a prospective case control study. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 1-10.

Wright, H., Hall, S., Hames, A., Hardiman, J., Mills, R., PAWS Project Team, & Mills, D. (2015). Pet dogs improve family functioning and reduce anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorder. Anthrozoös, 28(4), 611-624.

Zalaf, A., & Egan, V. (2015). A new questionnaire examining general attitudes toward animals in Cyprus and the United Kingdom. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 10(2), 111-117.

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