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Epidemiological Panel Studies of Older Adults: New Frontiers in the Research on Human– Animal Interaction

By Roland J. Thorpe Jr, Jessica A. Kelley

Category Journal Articles
Abstract

This paper discusses epidemiological studies of older adults and human–animal interaction (HAI), and potential relevance to future research on HAI and animal-assisted interventions (AAI) in aging populations. Key issues in epidemiological work are discussed, including target populations, treatment/exposures, follow up, and endpoint measures as they relate to interacting with or owning companion animals. In outlining the limits in our current state of knowledge, we also make recommendations for the design and analysis of epidemiological studies to advance research on HAI and aging.

Publication Title Anthrozoös
Volume 32
Issue 2
Pages 209-220
ISBN/ISSN 0892-7936
DOI 10.1080/08927936.2019.1569904
Language English
Additional Language English
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  2. Health outcomes
  3. Human-animal interactions
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