Optimisation of Scores Generated by an Online Feline Health–Related Quality of Life (HRQL) Instrument to Assist the Veterinary User Interpret Its Results
| Contributor(s):: Vinny Davies, Jacqueline Reid, E. Marian Scott
Using methodology previously described for the dog health-related quality of life (HRQL) tool (VetMetricaTM), the aim was to optimize the scores profile of a comparable feline online HRQL instrument for monitoring HRQL in cats, to assist in its interpretation. Measuring HRQL helps quantify the...
The Influence of Human-Animal Interactions on Mental and Physical Health during the First COVID-19 Lockdown Phase in the U.K.: A Qualitative Exploration
| Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, Emily, Shahab, Lion, Kale, Dimitra, Mills, Daniel S., Reeve, Catherine, Toner, Paul, Santos de Assis, Luciana, Ratschen, Elena
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic presents an opportunity to explore the role of animals as sources of emotional and physical support during a period when most of the population is experiencing social and environmental challenges. We investigated how companion animal owners...
Can ownership of an animal contribute to prevention of cardiovascular disorders?
| Contributor(s):: Machova, K., Dadova, K.
2019Eur J Prev Cardiol26141562-15632047-487310.1177/2047487319844365eng1 Department of Animal Science and Ethology, CULS Prague, Czech Republic.2 Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University, Czech Republic.text
The effect of equine-assisted therapies on behavioural, psychological and physical symptoms for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A systematic review
| Contributor(s):: White, E., Zippel, J., Kumar, S.
Improved Wellbeing for Both Caretakers and Users from A Zoo-Related Nature Based Intervention-A Study at Nordens Ark Zoo, Sweden
| Contributor(s):: Sahlin, E., Johansson, B., Karlsson, P. O., Loberg, J., Niklasson, M., Grahn, P.
Nature-based interventions have been proposed to promote physical and mental health and give stress reduction. Little attention has been given to the potential of zoos for human health and wellbeing. A disadvantaged group in Sweden regarding access to nature are individuals with disabilities who...
Pet therapy: Enhancing social and cardiovascular wellness in community dwelling older adults
| Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, Cheryl A., Kolassa, John
The importance of pets to families
Laughter, Joy, Health: Benefits of Pet Ownership
Living with companion animals after stroke: experiences of older people in community and primary care nursing
| Contributor(s):: Johansson, Maria, Ahlström, Gerd, Jönsson, Ann-Cathrin
Why having a pet is good for your health
Evaluation of a Pet-Assisted Living Intervention for Improving Functional Status in Assisted Living Residents With Mild to Moderate Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study
| Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Galik, Elizabeth, Thomas, Sue A., Hall, P. Sue, Chung, Seon Yoon, McCune, Sandra
Factors related to type of companion pet owned by older women
| Contributor(s):: Gulick, E. E., Krause-Parello, C. A.
Health perceptions and levels of attachment: owners and pets exercising together
| Contributor(s):: Stephens, M. B., Wilson, C. C., Goodie, J. L., Netting, F. E., Olsen, C. H., Byers, C. G.
A phenomenographic approach to the meaning of death: A Chinese perspective
| Contributor(s):: Yang, Shu Ching, Chen, Shih-Fen
Investigated qualitative and quantitative differences in Chinese children's concepts of death, as reflected in their drawings, and analyzes this conceptual development as it related to background variables (gender, age, religious belief,and health status). 239 children (aged 8-16 yrs) in 6 grade...
Effect of equestrian therapy and onotherapy in physical and psycho-social performances of adults with intellectual disability: a preliminary study of evaluation tools based on the ICF classification
| Contributor(s):: Borioni, N., Marinaro, P., Celestini, S., Del Sole, F., Magro, R., Zoppi, D., Mattei, F., Dall' Armi, V., Mazzarella, F., Cesario, A., Bonassi, S.
PURPOSE: To assess the effects of equestrian rehabilitation (ER) and onotherapy (Ono) on physical and psycho-social performances of subjects affected by intellectual disability (ID), and to develop a measurement tool based on the International Classification of Functioning Disability and...
Long-term outcome of equestrian injuries in children
| Contributor(s):: Dekker, R., Ck,, Kootstra, J., Groothoff, J. W., Eisma, W. H., ten Duis, H. J.
PURPOSE: To investigate the possible development of long-term disabilities arising from paediatric equestrian injuries. METHOD: All patients, aged 17 years or younger, treated in a hospital setting because of an equestrian injury during a five-year period received a questionnaire. A reference...
Predictors of elderly happiness
| Contributor(s):: Kehn, Diane J.
Investigated the influence of living arrangements and other variables on the happiness and life satisfaction of noninstitutionalized elders. The dependent variable, level of happiness, was measured using the Life Satisfaction Index (LSI). Independent variables were living arrangements (with...
Community animal health services for improving household wealth and health status of low income farmers
| Contributor(s):: Martin, C. U., MacLehose, H. G.
Community animal health services for improving household wealth and health status of low-income farmers
| Contributor(s):: Curran, M. Martin, MacLehose, H. G.
Pet ownership, social support, and one-year survival after acute myocardial infarction in the Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial (CAST)
| Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A.