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  1. [The effectiveness of therapeutic horseback-riding in the treatment of chronic schizophrenic patients. Experimental results and clinical experiences]

    Contributor(s):: Scheidhacker, M., Bender, W., Vaitl, P.

  2. Walk A Hound, Lose A Pound, & Stay Fit for Seniors

    Contributor(s):: Rebecca Ann Johnson, Charlotte McKenney, Sandra McCune

    Background: Obesity rates in older adults are linked with the national problem of limited physical activity (PA), resulting in chronic illness. Obesity-related illness and functional loss require innovative interventions. Older adult dog walkers maintained physical functioning over a 3 year...

  3. Dec 06 2016

    International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) 2016 Annual Conference

    Theme: New Frontiers in Surveillance: Data Science and Health SecuritySince 2001, individuals interested in sharing and learning emerging trends in surveillance research and practice have found the...

  4. The Dog narratives: Benefits of the human-animal bond for women with HIV

    Contributor(s):: Kabel, A., Khosla, N., Teti, M.

  5. On interviewing people with pets: reflections from qualitative research on people with long-term conditions

    Contributor(s):: Ryan, S., Ziebland, S.

  6. Animal Assisted Interventions for Hospitalized and Chronically Ill Children

    Contributor(s):: Krankl, Annika

  7. Pet Dogs and Children's Health: Opportunities for Chronic Disease Prevention?

    Contributor(s):: Anne M. Gadomski, Melissa B. Scribani, Nicole Krupa, Paul Jenkins, Zsolt Nagykaldi, Ardis L. Olson

    IntroductionPositive associations between having a pet dog and adult health outcomes have been documented; however, little evidence exists regarding the benefits of pet dogs for young children. This study investigates the hypothesis that pet dogs are positively associated with healthy weight and...

  8. The therapeutic potential of a prison-based animal programme in the UK

    Contributor(s):: Mercer, Jenny, Gibson, Kerry, Clayton, Debbie

  9. Animal Love Helps Women Cope with HIV/AIDS

  10. Research focus

  11. On interviewing people with pets: reflections from qualitative research on people with long-term conditions

    Contributor(s):: Ryan, S., Ziebland, S.

  12. Homelessness, Housing, and Health Geography: The Impact of Housing on the Health of Chronically Ill Homeless Adults

    Contributor(s):: Petroskas, Dawn

  13. Creature comforts: Personal communities, pets and the work of managing a long-term condition

    Contributor(s):: Brooks, Helen L., Rogers, Anne, Kapadia, Dharmi, Pilgrim, Jack, Reeves, David, Vassilev, Ivaylo

  14. Natural healers: a review of animal assisted therapy and activities as complementary treatment for chronic conditions

    Contributor(s):: Reed, R., Ferrer, L., Villegas, N.

  15. Survey of migraine sufferers with dogs to evaluate for canine migraine-alerting behaviors

    Contributor(s):: Marcus, D. A., Bhowmick, A.

  16. Animal Assisted Therapy and Activities in Alzheimer's Disease

    Contributor(s):: Sibel Cevizci, Halil Murat Sen, Fahri Gunes, Elif Karaahment

    This book section discusses animal assisted therapy and its effect on chronic diseases like Alzheimer's Disease.

  17. The impact of childhood chronic illness and the role of companion animals

    Contributor(s):: McClaskey, Barbara R.

  18. A qualitative study of caring within the human-animal bond in adults living with chronic illness

    Contributor(s):: Darling, Ardelle A.

  19. A systematic review of effectiveness of complementary and adjunct therapies and interventions involving equines

    Contributor(s):: Selby, A., Smith-Osborne, A.

  20. PAWS Houston

    PAWS Houston is a volunteer driven, 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization that provides for the comprehensive needs of a companion pet of an owner that is elderly, chronically or terminally ill. All programs and services recognize the vital role a companion pet has in the lives and well being of...