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  1. Promoting resiliency in adolescent girls through adventure programming

    Contributor(s):: Anja Whittington, Jeffery E. Aspelmeier, Nadine W. Budbill

    This study examined whether participation in an adventure program increased the resiliency of adolescent girls. Eighty-seven girls who participated in Dirt Divas, a non-profit, adventure program, completed the Resiliency Scale for Children and Adolescents® before and after their...

  2. Pets in the context of disaster: challenges of (de)protectionAnimais de estimacao em contexto de desastres: desafios de (des)protecao

    Contributor(s):: Antonio, L. S., Valencio, N. F. L. da S.

    Immeasurable social-environmental damage and losses occur in catastrophic disasters related to hydro meteorological events. Some of them have prominence to the authorities who work in the emergency context and others do not. In Brazil, in general, animals seriously affected in these disasters...

  3. Risk factors for behavior problems in cats presented to an Australian companion animal behavior clinic

    Contributor(s):: Agnes A Wassink-van der Schot, Cam Day, John Basham, Jacquie Rand, Clive J. C. Phillips

    Behavior problems in companion animals are common reasons for relinquishment or euthanasia. Insight into the risk factors for problem behaviors will facilitate the construction of strategies for solutions. We identified risk factors for behavior problems in domestic cats whose owners contacted a...

  4. Factors that Influence Intake to One Municipal Animal Control Facility in Florida: A Qualitative Study

    Contributor(s):: Terry Spencer, Linda Behar-Horenstein, Joe Aufmuth, Nancy Hardt, Jennifer W Applebaum, Amber Emanuel, Natalie Isaza

    This qualitative study identified a study area by visualizing one year of animal intake from a municipal animal shelter on geographic information systems (GIS) maps to select an area of high stray-dog intake to investigate. Researchers conducted semi-structured interviews with residents of the...

  5. Zooarchaeology and Historical Archaeology of Historic Shasta County Hospital 1855-1900: A Case Study

    Contributor(s):: Rhea Maricar Sanchez

    The use of faunal analysis from historic archaeological sites for determining  status and economics has successfully contributed to a growing body of anthropological  literature concerning socioeconomic factors in the 19th century. This study joins other  historic studies in the...

  6. Politics of biodiversity conservation and socio ecological conflicts in a city: the case of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai

    Contributor(s):: Amrita, Sen, Sarmistha, Pattanaik

    Loss of the green belts in the cities as an antecedent outcome of haphazard and irregular urbanization as one of the principle factors has a negative bearing on the socio ecological services that nature entails. Our paper represents the conditions under which the contemporary statist...

  7. Cat Ownership Perception and Caretaking Explored in an Internet Survey of People Associated with Cats

    Contributor(s):: Zito, S., Vankan, D., Bennett, P., Paterson, M., Phillips, C. J.

  8. Risk factors for dog relinquishment to a Los Angeles municipal animal shelter

    Contributor(s):: Dolan, E. D., Scotto, J., Slater, M., Weiss, E.

    Dog relinquishment is a large component of shelter intake in the United States. Research has shown traits of the dog are associated with relinquishment as well as general characteristics of those relinquishing. Low income is often cited as a risk factor for relinquishment. The majority of people...

  9. Socio-economic changes and their implication in the consumption and trade of meat during the La Tene period in Northern France: the cases of the Villeneuve-Saint-Germain and Conde-sur-Suippe (Aisne) oppida

    Contributor(s):: Paris, P. E.

    Over the last two centuries B.C., Northern Gaul is confronted with a severe socio-political crisis revealed by a phase of considerable urban development. The re-organization of the territory deeply alters the landscape of Belgic Gaul as the signs of actual Gallic city-states emerge. This rapid...

  10. Pet ownership and risk factors for cardiovascular disease

    Contributor(s):: Anderson, W. P., Reid, C. M., Jennings, G. L.

  11. Fostering the human-animal bond for older adults: Challenges and opportunities

    Contributor(s):: Anderson, Keith A., Lord, Linda K., Hill, Lawrence N., McCune, Sandra

    Older adults are at high risk for physical illness and emotional disorders, particularly those of lower socioeconomic status. Pet ownership has the potential to reduce the impact of these problems by providing companionship, reducing social isolation, and enhancing physical activity and...

  12. Interpersonal barriers to stopping animal abuse: exploring the role of adolescent friendship norms and breeches

    Contributor(s):: Arluke, A.

  13. Parasites in Parks: The Zoonotic Potential Related to Socioeconomic Factors and Types of Pets

    Contributor(s):: Terrance M. Stock, Khristen Vasseur, Christina Anton

    Edmonton, Canada is a northern city with more than 100,000 registered pets with access to parks, playgrounds and off-leash areas. Our objectives were to determine the prevalence of zoonotic animal parasite infections in parks and relate this to numbers and types of pets and to socioeconomic...

  14. Citizen attitudes to farm animals in Finland: a population-based study

    Contributor(s):: Kupsala, S., Vinnari, M., Jokinen, P., Rasanen, P.

    Citizen attitudes and opinions form an important driving force for improvements in the ethical status of farm animals in society. Hence, it is important to understand how attitudes to farm animals vary in society and what factors, mechanisms and social processes influence the development of these...

  15. Dog ownership and physical activity in later life: A cross-sectional observational study

    Contributor(s):: Feng, Zhiqiang, Dibben, Chris, Witham, Miles D., Donnan, Peter T., Vadiveloo, Thenmalar, Sniehotta, Falko, Crombie, Iain K., McMurdo, Marion E. T.

  16. Evidence of High Rates of Undiagnosed Asthma in Central Ohio Elementary Schoolchildren

    Contributor(s):: Clark, Brenda R., Burkett, S. Amanda, Andridge, Rebecca R., Buckley, Timothy J.

  17. Social and experiential influences on the development of inheritance concepts

    Contributor(s):: Williams, Joanne M., Smith, Lesley A.

  18. Intentions and values in animal welfare legislation and standards

    Contributor(s):: Lundmark, F., Berg, C., Schmid, O., Behdadi, D., Rocklinsberg, H.

    The focus on animal welfare in society has increased during the last 50 years. Animal welfare legislation and private standards have developed, and today many farmers within animal production have both governmental legislation and private standards to comply with. In this paper intentions and...

  19. Backyard poultry raising in Bangladesh: a valued resource for the villagers and a setting for zoonotic transmission of avian influenza. A qualitative study

    Contributor(s):: Sultana, R., Nahar, N., Rimi, N. A., Azad, S., Islam, M. S., Gurley, E. S., Luby, S. P.

  20. Can dogs alleviate the desolation created by having fewer children? An empirical study in the Japanese context

    Contributor(s):: Kawata, Y.

    Over the last several decades, in Japan, the young population (YP; less than 14 years old) has decreased whereas the number of registered dogs (RDs) has increased as a result of various socioeconomic factors. The total sum of YP and RD has remained virtually constant since the early 1990s. In...