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  1. Animal-Assisted Intervention Improves Pain Perception in Polymedicated Geriatric Patients with Chronic Joint Pain: A Clinical Trial

    Contributor(s):: Rodrigo-Claverol, M., Casanova-Gonzalvo, C., Malla-Clua, B., Rodrigo-Claverol, E., Jove-Naval, J., Ortega-Bravo, M.

  2. Equine-assisted therapy intervention studies targeting physical symptoms in adults: A systematic review

    Contributor(s):: White-Lewis, S., Russell, C., Johnson, R., Cheng, A. L., McClain, N.

    2017Appl Nurs Res389-210897-189710.1016/j.apnr.2017.08.002engUniversity of Missouri - Kansas City, Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences, Kansas City, MO, USA. Electronic address: swhitelewis@saintlukescollege.edu.School of Nursing, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas...

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  4. Dog ownership supports the maintenance of physical activity during poor weather in older English adults: cross-sectional results from the EPIC Norfolk cohort

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    | Contributor(s):: Yu-Tzu Wu, Robert Luben, Andy Jones

    Background Dog ownership has been suggested to encourage physical activity in older adults and may enhance resilience to poor environmental conditions. This study investigates the role of dog ownership and walking as a means of supporting the maintenance of physical activity in older adults...

  5. Tassujen tohinaa ja hännän heilutuksia : Harjoitusesimerkkejä ikääntyneen kehotietoisuuden tukemiseksi koira-avusteisen fysioterapian keinoin toteutettuna

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    | Contributor(s):: Maria Maljanen

    Koira-avusteinen fysioterapia on Suomessa vielä vähän tunnettu terapiamuoto. Koiran käyttöä eläinavusteisessa terapiassa voidaan perustella biofilia teorian, sosiaalisen tuen teorian, kognitiivisen käyttäytymisteorian sekä kiintymyssuhdeteorian...

  6. The relationships between older, physically impaired men and their pets

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Hughes Williams

    The present study examined older male adults' lived experiences with pet ownership. There is robust literature on older adults and the human-animal bond, but presently there are no qualitative phenomenological studies that focus solely on older physically impaired males who live alone and...

  7. Is dog ownership associated with mortality? A nationwide registry study

    | Contributor(s):: Sorensen, I. K., Bidstrup, P. E., Rod, N. H., Ruhling, T., Johansen, C.

  8. Engagement in elderly persons with dementia attending animal-assisted group activity

    | Contributor(s):: Olsen, C., Pedersen, I., Bergland, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Ihlebaek, C.

  9. Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Patients in the Department of Long-Term Care: A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Machova, K., Prochazkova, R., Eretova, P., Svobodova, I., Kotik, I.

  10. Associations of Pet Ownership with Older Adults Eating Patterns and Health

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    | Contributor(s):: Roschelle Heuberger

    Pet ownership has been shown to improve quality of life for older adults. The objective of this cross-sectional study was to compare older pet owners and older non-pet owners and assess differences between groups. This study was conducted on adults over 50 years of age, who owned either one cat...

  11. The influence of dog ownership on objective measures of free-living physical activity and sedentary behaviour in community-dwelling older adults: a longitudinal case-controlled study

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    | Contributor(s):: Philippa Margaret Dall, Sarah Lesley Helen Ellis, Brian Martin Ellis, P Margaret Grant, Alison Colyer, Nancy Renee Gee, Malcolm Howard Granat, Daniel Simon Mills

    Background There is some evidence to suggest that dog ownership may improve physical activity (PA) among older adults, but to date, studies examining this, have either depended on self-report or incomplete datasets due to the type of activity monitor used to record physical activity....

  12. Paws From The Heart

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    We are a compassionate and supportive 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to bringing qualified and specialty trained pet therapy dog teams into local communities to deliver various outreach programs while  promoting  health, happiness and healing to those in need.  We...

  13. Attachment Style Is Related to Quality of Life for Assistance Dog Owners

    | Contributor(s):: White, N., Mills, D., Hall, S.

  14. Human-animal interaction as a social determinant of health: descriptive findings from the health and retirement study

    | Contributor(s):: Mueller, M. K., Gee, N. R., Bures, R. M.

  15. Pet Encounters—Tiergestützte Intervention für hilfebedürftige ältere Menschen

    | Contributor(s):: A. Beckmann, S. Wesenberg

  16. Animal-assisted therapy—Novi trend u liječenju osoba s psihičkim i intelektualnim smetnjama

    | Contributor(s):: N. Prosinečki

  17. Exploring bereaved older adult pet owner's relationship and grief experiences following the death of a companion animal

    | Contributor(s):: Sabine B. J. Volkmann

  18. Pet ownership and survival in the elderly hypertensive population

    | Contributor(s):: Enayet K. Chowdhury, Mark R. Nelson, Garry L.R. Jennings, Lindon M.H. Wing, Christopher M. Reid

  19. Risk Factors of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Logistic Regression Tree Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: T Yamashita, D Noe, A Bailer

  20. A survey of elderly dog and cat owners and their attitudes to their pets

    | Contributor(s):: Y. Tokura, K. Noda, M. Azuma, M. Kato, T. Kobayashi, N. Kajiwara, K. Endo