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  1. Assistive Device Use among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Profile of Canadians Using Hearing, Vision, and Mobility Devices in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

    Contributor(s):: Ishigami, Yoko, Jutai, Jeffrey, Kirkland, Susan

    There is increasing recognition that using assistive devices can support healthy aging. Minimizing discomfort and loss of function and increasing independence can have a substantial impact physically, psychologically, and financially on persons with functional impairments and resulting activity...

  2. Owner perception of problem behaviours in dogs aged 6 and 9-months

    Contributor(s):: Lord, Michelle S., Casey, Rachel A., Kinsman, Rachel H., Tasker, Séverine, Knowles, Toby G., Da Costa, Rosa E. P., Woodward, Joshua L., Murray, Jane K.

    Problem behaviours may lead to compromised welfare, risk of relinquishment and euthanasia for dogs, as well as distress and safety issues for owners. This study used data provided by 1111 UK and Republic of Ireland participants in the ‘Generation Pup’ longitudinal study of canine health and...

  3. Pets Are Associated with Fewer Peer Problems and Emotional Symptoms, and Better Prosocial Behavior: Findings from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

    Contributor(s):: Christian, H., Mitrou, F., Cunneen, R., Zubrick, S. R.

  4. Long-term stress levels are synchronized in dogs and their owners

    Contributor(s):: Sundman, A. S., Van Poucke, E., Svensson Holm, A. C., Faresjö, Å, Theodorsson, E., Jensen, P., Roth, L. S. V.

  5. Hippotherapy on postural balance in the sitting position of children with cerebral palsy - Longitudinal study

    Contributor(s):: Moraes Ag Pt, MSc, Copetti, F. PhD, Ângelo, Vr Bs, Chiavoloni, L. Bs, de David, A. C. PhD

  6. Dog Ownership and Training Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms and Increases Self-Compassion Among Veterans: Results of a Longitudinal Control Study

    Contributor(s):: Bergen-Cico, D., Smith, Y., Wolford, K., Gooley, C., Hannon, K., Woodruff, R., Spicer, M., Gump, B.

    Objectives: The aims of this study were to measure the potential impact of a therapeutic dog ownership and training program for Veterans with symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Design: The study used a quasi-experimental design with two cohorts of Veterans-a dog owner-trainer intervention and a...

  7. Preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans

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    | Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M. E., Rodriguez, K. E.

  8. Pain, fatigue, function and participation among long-term manual wheelchair users partnered with a mobility service dog

    | Contributor(s):: Vincent, C., Gagnon, D. H., Dumont, F.

  9. Analysis of the electromiographic activity of lower limb and motor function in hippotherapy practitioners with cerebral palsy

    | Contributor(s):: Ribeiro, M. F., Espindula, A. P., Lage, J. B., Bevilacqua Junior, D. E., Diniz, L. H., Mello, E. C., Ferreira, A. A., Ferraz, M. L. F., Teixeira, V. P. A.

  10. Human-animal interaction as a social determinant of health: descriptive findings from the health and retirement study

    | Contributor(s):: Mueller, M. K., Gee, N. R., Bures, R. M.

  11. Acquiring a dog and walking it: a preliminary examination of the possible physical activity and health benefits

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    | Contributor(s):: Nikolina M. Duvall Antonacopoulos, Timothy A. Pychyl

    In light of the detrimental health consequences associated with insufficient physical activity, there is growing concern about the low percentage of adults who are sufficiently active. Given that some researchers have recommended that acquiring a dog should be promoted as a means of increasing...

  12. A preliminary study of group intervention along with basic canine training among traumatized teenagers: a 3-month longitudinal study

    | Contributor(s):: Hamama, Liat, Hamama-Raz, Yaira, Dagan, Keren, Greenfeld, Hofit, Rubinstein, Chen, Ben-Ezra, Menachem

  13. Effectiveness of a Standardized Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Borgi, M., Loliva, D., Cerino, S., Chiarotti, F., Venerosi, A., Bramini, M., Nonnis, E., Marcelli, M., Vinti, C., De Santis, C., Bisacco, F., Fagerlie, M., Frascarelli, M., Cirulli, F.

  14. "Walking the dog" to enhance postoperative recovery

    | Contributor(s):: Ward, Cynthia W.

  15. Is childhood cruelty to animals a marker for physical maltreatment in a prospective cohort study of children?

    | Contributor(s):: McEwen, Fiona S., Moffitt, Terrie E., Arseneault, Louise

  16. The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study: establishing an observational cohort study with translational relevance for human health

    | Contributor(s):: Guy, M. K., Page, R. L., Jensen, W. A., Olson, P. N., Haworth, J. D., Searfoss, E. E., Brown, D. E.

  17. Eleven pets and 20 ways to express one's opinion: the vocabulary learners of German acquire at English secondary schools

    | Contributor(s):: Hacker, Martina

  18. Longitudinal Study of Dutch Children's Attachment to Companion Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Endenburg, N., van Lith, H. A., Kirpensteijn, J.

  19. Animal companions and one-year survival of patients after discharge from a coronary care unit

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    | Contributor(s):: Erika Friedmann, Aaron Honori Katcher, James Lynch, Sue Ann Thomas

    This study looked at the effects of social isolation and social support on the survival of patients whowere hospitalized in a CCU with a diagnosis of MI or angina pectoris (AP). Social factors have been reportedto account for some of the variation in the incidence of MI and AP (25,28), but...

  20. Association between life events and change in depressive symptoms in Hong Kong Chinese elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Chan, Dicken, Kwok, Anthony, Leung, Jason, Yuen, Kay, Choy, Dicky, Leung, Ping Chung