I was not born with a mask!
Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira
Year 2020. The Mankind “evolved” frighteningly (in the broadest sense of this word); It created wings, conquered other planets, played God by manipulating DNA and the atom. Today, it is very “natural” to use a smartphone, but it seems ridiculous to hear the silence and...
A Qualitative Analysis of Pets as Suicide Protection for Older People
Contributor(s):: Young, Janette, Bowen-Salter, Holly, O’Dwyer, Lisel, Stevens, Kristen, Nottle, Carmel, Baker, Amy
An unanticipated finding during research on the role that pets play in the health of older adults was that pets had protected some from suicide. Given that older people are more vulnerable to fatal first attempts, understanding protective factors in this population is vital. Twelve older adults...
Review of principles governing dog health education in remote Aboriginal communities
Contributor(s):: Willis, E. M., Ross, K. E.
The Health Implications of Employment in Non-Profit Animal Care In Eastern North Carolina: A Phenomenological Exploration
| Contributor(s):: Sierra Nicole Fountain
Given a dearth of literature regarding animal care workers in non-profit settings, all of whom potentially face health-related risks, a need existed to explore these individuals' collective lived experiences and perceptions. The purpose of this study was to describe non-profit animal care...
Odds of Getting Adequate Physical Activity by Dog Walking
| Contributor(s):: Jesus Soares, Jacqueline N. Epping, Chantelle J. Owens, David R. Brown, Tina J. Lankford, Eduardo J. Simoes, Carl J. Caspersen
Background: We aimed to determine the likelihood that adult dog owners who walk their dogs will achieve a healthy level of moderate-intensity (MI) physical activity (PA), defined as at least 150 mins/wk. Methods: We conducted a systematic search of 6 databases with data from 1990–2012 on...
Animal-Assisted Therapy Supports Student Connectedness
| Contributor(s):: Fedor, J.
How does dog-walking influence perceptions of health and wellbeing in healthy adults? A qualitative dog-walk-along study
| Contributor(s):: Campbell, K., Smith, C. M., Tumilty, S., Cameron, C., Treharne, G. J.
The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of health and wellbeing related to dog-walking in healthy adults. Ten self-reported healthy adult dog-walkers took part in one dog-walk-along interview, and nine of the 10 participants also attended one follow-up participatory analysis session. All...
Profiling a one-health model for priority populations
| Contributor(s):: Panning, C., Lem, M., Bateman, S.
Policies on pets for healthy cities: A conceptual framework.
| Contributor(s):: Melanie J. Rock, Cindy L. Adams, Chris Degeling, Alessandro Massolo, Gavin R. McCormack
Drawing on the One Health concept, and integrating a dual focus on public policy and practices of caring from the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, we outline a conceptual framework to help guide the development and assessment of local governments' policies on pets. This framework...
Animal-assisted intervention as health promotion for elderly persons with dementia
| Contributor(s):: Christine Olsen
Dementia is an increasing health concern for old people, their families, and their social and health care providers. A range of health care services is needed for persons with dementia, ranging from home-based services, respite care (e.g. attending a day-care centre), to residential care at a...
Adolescents' health promotion by Equine Assisted Activities
| Contributor(s):: Hanna Hyvonen
The aim of this thesis was adolescents’ health promotion by supporting their empowerment. The fundamental aspect in health promotion is that it aims to empower people. Equine Assisted Activities (or EAA) provide different possibilities for adolescents’ welfare and health promotion....
Relationships between dog ownership and physical activity in postmenopausal women
| Contributor(s):: Garcia, D. O., Wertheim, B. C., Manson, J. E., Chlebowski, R. T., Volpe, S. L., Howard, B. V., Stefanick, M. L., Thomson, C. A.
Habitus and responsible dog-ownership: reconsidering the health promotion implications of 'dog-shaped' holes in people's lives
| Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M., Rogers, W., Riley, T.
Responsible dog ownership has been identified as a point of intervention to promote physical activity, based upon an expectation of dog walking in public space. Nevertheless, quantitative research has found variability among owners in their dog walking. In this study, we explore the implications...
Dogs, Physical Activity, and Walking (Dogs PAW): Acceptability and feasibility of a pilot physical activity intervention
| Contributor(s):: Richards, Elizabeth A., Ogata, Niwako, Ting, Jeffrey
Can an online social network get Fido and his owner off the couch?
Positive Effect of Pets on Memory-Impaired Residents at Silverado Communities