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

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    | Contributor(s):: Jr, Roland J. Thorpe, Kelley, Jessica A.

    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,...

  2. The Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Balance and Self-Efficacy in Children with Developmental Disabilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Alexandra Smola, Lauren Hurley

    Therapeutic horseback riding (THR) has positive health related outcomes in children with developmental disabilities. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a 10-week THR intervention on balance and task-specific self-efficacy in children with developmental disabilities....

  3. Exploring the differences between pet and non-pet owners: Implications for human-animal interaction research and policy

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessica Saunders, Layla Parast, Susan H. Babey, Jeremy V. Miles

    There is conflicting evidence about whether living with pets results in better mental and physical health outcomes, with the majority of the empirical research evidence being inconclusive due to methodological limitations. We briefly review the research evidence, including the hypothesized...

  4. Women's health outcomes with social support from family, friends and companion dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Selzer, Bela Joanne

  5. An expressive writing intervention to address the bereavement of a companion animal: Mental and physical health outcomes

    | Contributor(s):: Bennett, Leslie

  6. About Cats and Dogs ... Reconsidering the Relationship Between Pet Ownership and Health Related Outcomes in Community-Dwelling Elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Rijken, Mieke, Beek, Sandra