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  1. Evaluation of the fitbark activity monitor for measuring physical activity in dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Colpoys, J., Decock, D.

    Accelerometers track changes in physical activity which can indicate health and welfare concerns in dogs. The FitBark 2 (FitBark) is an accelerometer for use with dogs; however, no studies have externally validated this tool. The objective of this study was to evaluate FitBark criterion...

  2. Investigating the Impact of Brief Outings on the Welfare of Dogs Living in US Shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Gunter, L. M., Gilchrist, R. J., Blade, E. M., Barber, R. T., Feuerbacher, E. N., Platzer, J. M., Wynne, C. D. L.

  3. An evaluation of the physiological affects of anticipation, activity arousal and recovery in sprinting Greyhounds

    | Contributor(s):: Gillette, Robert L., Angle, T. Craig, Sanders, Jennifer S., DeGraves, Fred J.

    This study was designed to separate the physically induced effects of activity from the psychologically induced effects of anticipation of activity. The purpose of this study was to determine if a psychological experience (i.e., activity anticipation) would cause a significant physiological...

  4. Animal-Assisted Therapy in the Residential Treatment of Dual Pathology

    | Contributor(s):: Monfort Montolio, M., Sancho-Pelluz, J.

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a complementary intervention of therapy that has shown positive results in the treatment of various pathologies. This study assesses the viability of the implementation and the effectiveness of an AAT program in patients diagnosed with substance abuse disorder and...

  5. Animal-assisted therapy for dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Lai, N. M., Chang, S. M. W., Ng, S. S., Tan, S. L., Chaiyakunapruk, N., Stanaway, F.

    BACKGROUND: Dementia is a chronic condition which progressively affects memory and other cognitive functions, social behaviour, and ability to carry out daily activities. To date, no treatment is clearly effective in preventing progression of the disease, and most treatments are symptomatic,...

  6. Assistance Dogs for Persons with Hearing Impairment: A Review

    | Contributor(s):: Martellucci, S., Belvisi, V., Ralli, M., Stadio, A. D., Musacchio, A., Greco, A., Gallo, A., Vincentiis, M., Attanasio, G.

  7. Stepping out of the shadows of Alzheimer's disease: a phenomenological hermeneutic study of older people with Alzheimer's disease caring for a therapy dog

    | Contributor(s):: Swall, A., Ebbeskog, B., Lundh Hagelin, C., Fagerberg, I.

  8. Characterization of assistance dogs (guide dogs, hearing dogs and service dogs) in PortugalCaraterizacao dos caes de assistencia (caes-guia, caes para surdos e caes de servico) em Portugal

    | Contributor(s):: Carmo, S. A. P. do, Fonseca, I. M. S. P. da, Rosa, I. M. N. G.

    Today's society increasingly tries to provide a way to ease and improve the quality of the human being life with disabilities, like the use of assistance dogs. Guide dogs help blind people, hearing dogs assist people with severe hearing difficulties and service dogs help people with mobility,...

  9. How feasible is it to compare effects of companion dogs and service dogs on quality of life in people with movement disorders?

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    | Contributor(s):: Spence, Helen Ruth

  10. Evaluation of a novel canine activity monitor for at-home physical activity analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Jonathan M. Yashari, Colleen G. Duncan, Felix M. Duerr

    Background: Accelerometers are motion-sensing devices that have been used to assess physical activity in dogs. However, the lack of a user-friendly, inexpensive accelerometer has hindered the widespread use of this objective outcome measure in veterinary research. Recently, a smartphone-based,...

  11. Is that fear? Domestic dogs' use of social referencing signals from an unfamiliar person

    | Contributor(s):: Yong, MinHooi, Ruffman, T.

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether dogs could successfully interpret a 'social referencing' cue (either happiness or fear) toward an object after viewing a human emotional expression. Fearful expressions are more likely to be unfamiliar to dogs, and thus they may not understand the...

  12. Psychosocial well-being and community participation of service dog partners

    | Contributor(s):: Collins, D. M., Fitzgerald, S. G., Sachs-Ericsson, N., Scherer, M., Cooper, R. A., Boninger, M. L.

    PURPOSE: This cross-sectional study examined whether partnering with service dogs influenced psychosocial well-being and community participation of adult individuals using wheelchairs or scooters. METHOD: One hundred and fifty-two people were recruited and group-matched, resulting in 76...

  13. Kinematic analysis of sit to stand by persons with rheumatoid arthritis supported by a service dog

    | Contributor(s):: Noguchi, Hiromi, Hoshiyama, Minoru, Tagawa, Yoshikatsu

    Purpose. The objective of this study was to quantify the kinesiological effect of the assistance provided by service dogs on transferring from sit to stand in persons with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods.Twenty-four participants performed a total of eight experimental transfers of sit to...

  14. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on behavioral and/or psychological symptoms in dementia: a case report

    | Contributor(s):: Nordgren, L., Engstrom, G.

  15. Cremation services upon the death of a companion animal: views of service providers and service users

    | Contributor(s):: Chur-Hansen, A.

  16. The link between animal abuse and family violence.

    | Contributor(s):: Arkow, P.

  17. Looking after chronically ill dogs: impacts on the caregiver's life

    | Contributor(s):: Christiansen, S. B., Kristensen, A. T., Sandoe, P., Lassen, J.

  18. Walking sole mates: dogs motivating, enabling and supporting guardians' physical activity

    | Contributor(s):: Higgins, J. W., Temple, V., Murray, H., Kumm, E., Rhodes, R.

  19. Domestication and the dog: embodying home

    | Contributor(s):: Power, E. R.

  20. Study of aggression by dogs, according to the kind of interaction between dog and victim and motivating circumstances in the accidents, Municipality of Sao Paulo, 2008 to 2009Estudo das agressoes por caes, segundo tipo de interacao entre cao e vitima

    | Contributor(s):: Paranhos, N. T., Silva, E. A., Bernardi, F., Mendes, M. C. N. C., Junqueira, D. M. A. G., Souza, I. O. M., Albuquerque, J. O. M., Alves, J. C. M., Machado, M. N. P.