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Benefits of pet therapy introduced to cardiac rehabilitation patients
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| Theses | Contributor(s): Angela Joy Felker
This study was designed to measure the beneficial effects of a pet therapy program on a population of older adult cardiac rehabilitation patients. It was hypothesized that participants who...
Randomized Controlled Theory-Based, E-Mail-Mediated Walking Intervention: Differences Between Dog Owners and Non-Dog Owners
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Libby Richards, Niwako Ogata, Ching-Wei Cheng
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of two concurrent randomized controlled interventions based on social cognitive theory to increase walking. A second purpose was to compare...
Cat Ownership and the Risk of Fatal Cardiovascular Diseases. Results from the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Study Mortality Follow-up Study
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Adnan I Qureshi, Muhammad Zeeshan Memon, Gabriela Vasquez, M Fareed K Suri
The presence of pets has been associated with reduction of stress and blood pressure and therefore may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Relative risks (RR)...
Dog Walking - The Health Benefits
| Journal Articles
Institute of Chiropodists & Podiatrists
Animal-Assisted Therapy: Benefits and Implications for Professionals in the Field of Rehabilitation
| Theses | Contributor(s): Amanda M. Mangalavite, Thomas D. Upton (adviser)
The use of animals for therapeutic purposes has been done for centuries. It wasn’t until the 20th century when people began to realize the potential the human-animal interaction had on...
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bushman, Barbara A.
ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal
Professor, Missouri State University
The Effect of Human-Animal Interaction on Human Cardiovascular Health
| Reports | Contributor(s): Felicia Trembath, Emily Patterson-Kane
More than 2,150 Americans die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) daily, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds (Go et al., 2014). In any given year, approximately 620,000 Americans suffer their...
Pet ownership and health
| Theses | Contributor(s): June Mcnicholas
This thesis presents three classes of mechanism that may explain reported associations between pet ownership and health benefits. The first suggests any association is noncausal.
Animal-assisted therapy at Mayo Clinic: The time is now
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Creagan, E. T., Bauer, B. A., Thomley, B. S., Borg, J. M.
Complement Ther Clin Pract
Division of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. Electronic address:...
What is a canine athlete?
| Book Sections | Contributor(s): Zink, M. C., Dyke, J. B. van
Canine sports medicine and rehabilitation is the newest specialty in veterinary medicine. It encompasses and integrates a variety of fields, including orthopedics, exercise physiology, neurology,...
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fischer, Holger, Stöllberger, Claudia, Finsterer, Josef
Central European Journal of Medicine
1895-1058 (print version); 1644-3640 (electronic version)
Do audible and ultrasonic sounds of intensities common in animal facilities affect the autonomic nervous system of rodents?
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Burwell, A. K., Baldwin, A. L.
In animal facilities, noises, often poorly controlled, occur over a wide range of frequencies and intensities. Evidence demonstrates that audible noise and ultrasound have deleterious effects on...
The effect of the presence of a companion-animal on physiological changes following the termination of cognitive stressors
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): DeMello, Lesley R.
Determined the effect of the presence of an unknown friendly pet on physiological measures of normotensive adults following the termination of a cognitive stressor, using a repeated measures...
Humans' bonding with their companion dogs: Cardiovascular benefits during and after stress
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Campo, Rebecca A., Uchino, Bert N.
Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare
Western Michigan Univ
Campo, Rebecca A., Program on Integrative Medicine Wing D, School of Medicine, University of...
Behavioral and cardiac responses by dogs to physical human-dog contact
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kuhne, F., Hossler, J. C., Struwe, R.
Measures of behavioral responses and cardiovascular parameters to evaluate and assess animal well-being are well established. A major aspect of companion animal well-being seems to originate from...
Cardiorespiratory and Biomechanical Changes with Hippotherapy in Children with and without Cerebral Palsy
| Conference Proceedings | Contributor(s): B.R. Rigby, A.R. Gloekner, S. Papadakis, A.A. Bane, J.S. Forsse, A.E. Bird, T.R. Willard, D.L. Bullinger, R.R. Rogers, K.D. Biggerstaff, P.W. Grandjean
Hippotherapy utilizes the rhythmic movement of the horse to improve functional abilities and quality of life of individuals with neurological impairments. Little is known regarding the changes in...
Heart rate variability in horses engaged in equine-assisted activities
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gehrke, E. K., Baldwin, A., Schiltz, P. M.
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science
Department of Community Health, School of Health and Human Services, National University,...
Pet's presence and owner's blood pressures during the daily lives of pet owners with pre- to mild hypertension
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Son, H. S., Chapa, D., McCune, S.
University of Maryland School of Nursing, 655 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201,...
The effect of petting a dog on cardiovascular functioning in humans : an examination of factors related to the human/dog bond
| Theses | Contributor(s): Pearson, Val
California School of Professional Psychology
San Diego, CA
Association of pet ownership with eating, exercise, nutritional status, and heart health of seniors
| Theses | Contributor(s): Dembicki, Diane Florence
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO