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  1. Assistance Dogs for Persons with Hearing Impairment: A Review

    Contributor(s):: Martellucci, S., Belvisi, V., Ralli, M., Stadio, A. D., Musacchio, A., Greco, A., Gallo, A., Vincentiis, M., Attanasio, G.

  2. Stepping out of the shadows of Alzheimer's disease: a phenomenological hermeneutic study of older people with Alzheimer's disease caring for a therapy dog

    Contributor(s):: Swall, A., Ebbeskog, B., Lundh Hagelin, C., Fagerberg, I.

  3. Characterization of assistance dogs (guide dogs, hearing dogs and service dogs) in PortugalCaraterizacao dos caes de assistencia (caes-guia, caes para surdos e caes de servico) em Portugal

    Contributor(s):: Carmo, S. A. P. do, Fonseca, I. M. S. P. da, Rosa, I. M. N. G.

    Today's society increasingly tries to provide a way to ease and improve the quality of the human being life with disabilities, like the use of assistance dogs. Guide dogs help blind people, hearing dogs assist people with severe hearing difficulties and service dogs help people with mobility,...

  4. How feasible is it to compare effects of companion dogs and service dogs on quality of life in people with movement disorders?

    Contributor(s):: Spence, Helen Ruth

  5. Physical activity and welfare of guide dogs and walking activity of their partners

    Contributor(s):: Yamamoto, M., Yamamoto, M. M., Hart, L. A.

    Appropriate physical activity is beneficial for physical and psychosocial wellbeing, and it is recommended for people to have 30 minutes of activity on most days of the week, to yield 150 minutes per week. Getting sufficient physical activity particularly challenges people with visual...

  6. Evaluation of a novel canine activity monitor for at-home physical activity analysis

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    Contributor(s):: Jonathan M. Yashari, Colleen G. Duncan, Felix M. Duerr

    Background: Accelerometers are motion-sensing devices that have been used to assess physical activity in dogs. However, the lack of a user-friendly, inexpensive accelerometer has hindered the widespread use of this objective outcome measure in veterinary research. Recently, a smartphone-based,...

  7. Is that fear? Domestic dogs' use of social referencing signals from an unfamiliar person

    Contributor(s):: Yong, MinHooi, Ruffman, T.

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether dogs could successfully interpret a 'social referencing' cue (either happiness or fear) toward an object after viewing a human emotional expression. Fearful expressions are more likely to be unfamiliar to dogs, and thus they may not understand the...

  8. Kinematic analysis of sit to stand by persons with rheumatoid arthritis supported by a service dog

    Contributor(s):: Noguchi, Hiromi, Hoshiyama, Minoru, Tagawa, Yoshikatsu

    Purpose. The objective of this study was to quantify the kinesiological effect of the assistance provided by service dogs on transferring from sit to stand in persons with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods.Twenty-four participants performed a total of eight experimental transfers of sit to...

  9. Psychosocial well-being and community participation of service dog partners

    Contributor(s):: Collins, D. M., Fitzgerald, S. G., Sachs-Ericsson, N., Scherer, M., Cooper, R. A., Boninger, M. L.

    PURPOSE: This cross-sectional study examined whether partnering with service dogs influenced psychosocial well-being and community participation of adult individuals using wheelchairs or scooters. METHOD: One hundred and fifty-two people were recruited and group-matched, resulting in 76...

  10. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on behavioral and/or psychological symptoms in dementia: a case report

    Contributor(s):: Nordgren, L., Engstrom, G.

  11. An evaluation of a dog bite prevention intervention in the pediatric emergency department

    Contributor(s):: Dixon, C. A., Pomerantz, W. J., Hart, K. W., Lindsell, C. J., Mahabee-Gittens, E. M.

  12. Cremation services upon the death of a companion animal: views of service providers and service users

    Contributor(s):: Chur-Hansen, A.

  13. Differences in evaluation of a dog's temperament by individual members of the same household

    Contributor(s):: Jakuba, T., Polcova, Z., Fedakova, D., Kottferova, J., Marekova, J., Fejsakova, M., Ondrasovicova, O., Ondrasovic, M.

  14. Differences in serotonin serum concentration between aggressive English cocker spaniels and aggressive dogs of other breeds

    Contributor(s):: Amat, M., Brech, S. le, Camps, T., Torrente, C., Mariotti, V. M., Ruiz, J. L., Manteca, X.

  15. Dog as a second language: a primer for humans

    Contributor(s):: Reisner, I.

  16. Domestication and the dog: embodying home

    Contributor(s):: Power, E. R.

  17. Exploring the dog park: relationships between social behaviours, personality and cortisol in companion dogs

    Contributor(s):: Carrier, L. O., Cyr, A., Anderson, R. E., Walsh, C. J.

  18. Looking after chronically ill dogs: impacts on the caregiver's life

    Contributor(s):: Christiansen, S. B., Kristensen, A. T., Sandoe, P., Lassen, J.

  19. Peace of mind: managing the conflicting interests of pets and their owners

    Contributor(s):: Dawson, S. E.

  20. Study of aggression by dogs, according to the kind of interaction between dog and victim and motivating circumstances in the accidents, Municipality of Sao Paulo, 2008 to 2009Estudo das agressoes por caes, segundo tipo de interacao entre cao e vitima

    Contributor(s):: Paranhos, N. T., Silva, E. A., Bernardi, F., Mendes, M. C. N. C., Junqueira, D. M. A. G., Souza, I. O. M., Albuquerque, J. O. M., Alves, J. C. M., Machado, M. N. P.