Animal-Assisted Therapy Supports Student Connectedness
Contributor(s):: Fedor, J.
How does dog-walking influence perceptions of health and wellbeing in healthy adults? A qualitative dog-walk-along study
Contributor(s):: Campbell, K., Smith, C. M., Tumilty, S., Cameron, C., Treharne, G. J.
The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of health and wellbeing related to dog-walking in healthy adults. Ten self-reported healthy adult dog-walkers took part in one dog-walk-along interview, and nine of the 10 participants also attended one follow-up participatory analysis session. All...
Profiling a one-health model for priority populations
Contributor(s):: Panning, C., Lem, M., Bateman, S.
Policies on pets for healthy cities: A conceptual framework.
Contributor(s):: Melanie J. Rock, Cindy L. Adams, Chris Degeling, Alessandro Massolo, Gavin R. McCormack
Drawing on the One Health concept, and integrating a dual focus on public policy and practices of caring from the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, we outline a conceptual framework to help guide the development and assessment of local governments' policies on pets. This framework...
Animal-assisted intervention as health promotion for elderly persons with dementia
Contributor(s):: Christine Olsen
Dementia is an increasing health concern for old people, their families, and their social and health care providers. A range of health care services is needed for persons with dementia, ranging from home-based services, respite care (e.g. attending a day-care centre), to residential care at a...
Adolescents' health promotion by Equine Assisted Activities
Contributor(s):: Hanna Hyvonen
The aim of this thesis was adolescents’ health promotion by supporting their empowerment. The fundamental aspect in health promotion is that it aims to empower people. Equine Assisted Activities (or EAA) provide different possibilities for adolescents’ welfare and health promotion....
Relationships between dog ownership and physical activity in postmenopausal women
Contributor(s):: Garcia, D. O., Wertheim, B. C., Manson, J. E., Chlebowski, R. T., Volpe, S. L., Howard, B. V., Stefanick, M. L., Thomson, C. A.
Habitus and responsible dog-ownership: reconsidering the health promotion implications of 'dog-shaped' holes in people's lives
Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M., Rogers, W., Riley, T.
Responsible dog ownership has been identified as a point of intervention to promote physical activity, based upon an expectation of dog walking in public space. Nevertheless, quantitative research has found variability among owners in their dog walking. In this study, we explore the implications...
Dogs, Physical Activity, and Walking (Dogs PAW): Acceptability and feasibility of a pilot physical activity intervention
Contributor(s):: Richards, Elizabeth A., Ogata, Niwako, Ting, Jeffrey
Can an online social network get Fido and his owner off the couch?
Positive Effect of Pets on Memory-Impaired Residents at Silverado Communities
An online social network to increase walking in dog owners: a randomized trial
Contributor(s):: Schneider, K. L., Murphy, D., Ferrara, C., Oleski, J., Panza, E., Savage, C., Gada, K., Bozzella, B., Olendzki, E., Kern, D., Lemon, S. C.
Purpose: Encouraging dog walking may increase physical activity in dog owners. This cluster-randomized controlled trial investigated whether a social networking Web site (Meetup TM) could be used to deliver a multicomponent dog walking intervention to increase physical activity. Methods:...
Cultivating healthy places and communities: evidenced-based nature contact recommendations
Contributor(s):: Largo-Wight, E.
Health-related quality of life and pet ownership among online university workers
Contributor(s):: Maynard, Pamela L.
Evolution of research into the mutual benefits of human–animal interaction
Contributor(s):: Sandra McCune, Katherine A. Kruger, James A. Griffin, Layla Esposito, Lisa S. Freund, Karyl J. Hurley, Regina Bures
There has been unprecedented development of research into human–animal interaction (HAI) in recent years, and this has produced rapid growth in our knowledge and understanding of the benefits that accrue from pet ownership. Recent evidence and developments in the field of HAI have improved...
Attachment, social support, and perceived mental health of adult dog walkers: What does age have to do with it?
Contributor(s):: Netting, F. Ellen, Wilson, Cindy C., Goodie, Jeffrey L., Stephens, Mark B., Byers, Christopher G., Olsen, Cara H.