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  1. Dog ownership, the natural outdoor environment and health: a cross-sectional study

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    Contributor(s): Wilma L Zijlema, Hayley Christian, Margarita Triguero-Mas, Marta Cirach, Magdalena van den Berg, Jolanda Maas, Christopher J Gidlow, Hanneke Kruize, Wanda Wendel-Vos, Sandra Andrušaitytė, Regina Grazuleviciene, Jill Litt, Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen

  2. Understanding the Relationship Between Pet Ownership and Physical Activity Among Older Community-Dwelling Adults—A Mixed Methods Study

    Contributor(s): Mandy Peacock, Julie Netto, Polly Yeung, Joanne McVeigh, Anne-Marie Hill

  3. Effects of Proximity between Companion Dogs and Their Caregivers on Heart Rate Variability Measures in Older Adults: A Pilot Study

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    Contributor(s): Heidi K. Ortmeyer, Leslie I. Katzel

  4. Lifesaving in Every Way: The Role of Companion Animals in the Lives of Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Adults Age 50 and Over

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anna Muraco, Jennifer Putney, Chengshi Shiu, Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen

    This study uses mixed-methods data and a life-course perspective to explore the role of pets in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults age 50 and over and addresses the following research questions: (1) How does having a pet relate to perceived social support and...

  5. Associations between Pet Ownership and Frailty: A Systematic Review

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gotaro Kojima, Reijiro Aoyama, Yu Taniguchi

  6. Association between pet ownership and physical activity levels, atopic conditions, and mental health in Singapore: a propensity score-matched analysis

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ying Xian Goh, Joel Shi Quan Tan, Nicholas L. Syn, Beverley Shu Wen Tan, Jia Ying Low, Yi Han Foo, Waikit Fung, Brandon Yi Da Hoong, Junxiong Pang

  7. Companion animals likely do not spread COVID-19 but may get infected themselves

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anna Csiszar, Ferenc Jakab, Teresa G. Valencak, Zsófia Lanszki, Gábor Endre Tóth, Gábor Kemenesi, Stefano Tarantini, Vince Fazekas-Pongor, Zoltan Ungvari

    Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). From the epidemiological data, the picture emerges that the more severe etiopathologies among COVID-19 patients are found in elderly...

  8. Pawsitive Connections: The role of Pet Support Programs and pets on the elderly

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stephanie Cryer, Claire Henderson-Wilson, Justin Lawson

  9. The Role of Pet Ownership and Attachment in Older Adults

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Deidre Watt, Nancy A. Pachana

  10. Pets, Social Participation, and Aging-in-Place: Findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ann M. Toohey, Jennifer A. Hewson, Cindy L. Adams, Melanie J. Rock

  11. Reducing loneliness and improving well-being among older adults with animatronic pets

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rifky Tkatch, Lizi Wu, Stephanie MacLeod, Rachel Ungar, Laurie Albright, Daniel Russell, James Murphy, James Schaeffer, Charlotte S. Yeh

  12. Physical, social, and psychological characteristics of community-dwelling elderly Japanese dog and cat owners

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yu Taniguchi, Satoshi Seino, Mariko Nishi, Yui Tomine, Izumi Tanaka, Yuri Yokoyama, Hidenori Amano, Akihiko Kitamura, Shoji Shinkai

  13. Pet ownership and symptoms of depression: A prospective study of older adults

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Christopher Sharpley, Nicola Veronese, Lee Smith, Guillermo F. López-Sánchez, Vicki Bitsika, Jacopo Demurtas, Stefano Celotto, Vania Noventa, Pinar Soysal, Ahmet Turan Isik, Igor Grabovac, Sarah E. Jackson

    Background: This paper aims to examine associations between pet ownership and symptoms of depression in a large, population-based sample of older adults. Specifically, we tested whether: (i) people who report more depressive symptoms are more likely to own a pet; (ii) pet ownership protects...

  14. Differences in Self-Esteem Between Cat Owners, Dog Owners, and Individuals Without Pets

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Claudia Schulz, Hans-Helmut König, André Hajek

  15. Loneliness and Pet Ownership in Older Adults

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Destiny Rodriguez, Dahlia Castillo, Ja'Nice Wyatt, Valeria Alvarez

  16. What Are the Benefits of Pet Ownership and Care Among People With Mild-to-Moderate Dementia? Findings From the IDEAL programme

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Carol Opdebeeck, Michael A. Katsaris, Anthony Martyr, Ruth A. Lamont, James A. Pickett, Isla Rippon, Jeanette M. Thom, Christina Victor, Linda Clare

  17. Pet ownership and its influence on mental health in older adults

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Genieve Zhe Hui Gan, Anne-Marie Hill, Polly Yeung, Sharon Keesing, Julie Anne Netto

  18. Neighborhood Engagement, Dogs, and Life Satisfaction in Older Adulthood

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Angela L Curl, Jessica Bibbo, Rebecca A Johnson

  19. Associations of pet ownership with biomarkers of ageing: population based cohort study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): G David Batty, Paola Zaninotto, Richard G Watt, Steven Bell

  20. Evaluating the utility of companion animal tick surveillance practices for monitoring spread and occurrence of human Lyme disease in West Virginia, 2014-2016

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Brian Hendricks, Miguella Mark-Carew, Jamison Conley

    Domestic dogs and cats are potentially effective sentinel populations for monitoring occurrence and spread of Lyme disease. Few studies have evaluated the public health utility of sentinel programmes using geo-analytic approaches. Confirmed Lyme disease cases diagnosed by physicians and ticks...