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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...
Dog Walking - The Health Benefits
| Journal Articles
Institute of Chiropodists & Podiatrists
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bushman, Barbara A.
ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal
Professor, Missouri State University
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.
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,...
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...
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...
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,...
Using pet support to understand the psychological and physiological mechanisms underlying the social support-reactivity link
| Theses | Contributor(s): Campo, Rebecca Ann
The University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Levine, G. N., Allen, K., Braun, L. T., Christian, H. E., Friedmann, E., Taubert, K. A., Thomas, S. A., Wells, D. L., Lange, R. A., American Heart Association Council on Clinical, Cardiology, Council on, Cardiovascular, Stroke, Nursing
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wolfson, Elissa
Heart quiz that could save your life
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Browder, Sue Ellin
New Choices: The Magazine for Your Health, Money, and Travel
Pet ownership predicts adherence to cardiovascular rehabilitation
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Herrald, Mary M., Tomaka, Joe, Medina, Amanda Y.
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Herrald, Mary M., 7313 Duxbury Drive, El Paso, TX, US, 79912, firstname.lastname@example.org
Negative affective states and their effects on morbidity, mortality and longevity
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Walker, M. D., Duggan, G., Roulston, N., Slack, A. van, Mason, G.
Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada.
Health, aquariums, and the non-institutionalized elderly
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Riddick, Carol C.
Marriage & Family Review
Are Pets a Healthy Pleasure? The Influence of Pets on Blood Pressure
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Allen, Karen
Current Directions in Psychological Science
Allen, Karen, Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dental...
Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk reduction: supporting evidence, conflicting data and underlying mechanisms
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Arhant-Sudhir, K., Arhant-Sudhir, R., Sudhir, K.
It is widely believed that pet ownership is beneficial to humans and that some of this benefit is through favourable effects on cardiovascular risk. In the present review, we critically examine...
The human-animal bond: health implications across the lifespan
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Horowitz, S.
This article examines the growing body of research that provides support for the many anecdotally reported health benefits resulting from the human-animal bond, including the prevention and...
Animals and cardiovascular health
| Book Sections | Contributor(s): Jennings, Garry L. R., Reid, Christopher M., Christy, Irene, Jennings, Janis, Anderson, Warwick P., Dart, Anthony
Companion animals in human health.
Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA US
Animal-assisted therapy for improving human health
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cevizci, S., Erginoz, E., Baltas, Z.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) or Pet Therapy is an adjunctive therapy that takes advantage of human and animal interaction, activates physiological and psychological mechanisms, and initiates...