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  1. The effectiveness of Dutch Cell Dogs in correctional facilities in the Netherlands: a study protocol of a quasi-experimental trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Gerdien Schenk, Hanne M. Duindam, Hanneke E. Creemers, Machteld Hoeve, Geert Jan J. M. Stams, Jessica J. Asscher

    Background Many former inmates recidivate, resulting in high costs for societies worldwide. Evidence based treatment practices may not work in prisons, due to detainees’ lacking motivation, impaired well-being, and an unsafe group environment. One attempt to improve social group climate...

  2. Dog walking is associated with a favorable risk profile independent of moderate to high volume of physical activity

    | Contributor(s):: Lentino, C., Visek, A. J., McDonnell, K., DiPietro, L.

  3. Features of the neighborhood environment and walking by U.S. adults

    | Contributor(s):: Suminski, R. R., Poston, W. S., Petosa, R. L., Stevens, E., Katzenmoyer, L. M.

  4. Overweight in dogs, but not in cats, is related to overweight in their owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Nijland, M. L., Stam, F., Seidell, J. C.

    Objective To quantify the environmental component of aetiology of overweight and obesity by examining the relationship between the degree of overweight in dogs and cats and the degree of overweight in their owners. Design Cross-sectional study. Main outcome measures of the owners were...

  5. Pilot study of a dog walking randomized intervention: effects of a focus on canine exercise

    | Contributor(s):: Rhodes, R. E., Murray, H., Temple, V. A., Tuokko, H., Higgins, J. W.

  6. Dog ownership, dog walking, and children's and parents' physical activity

    | Contributor(s):: Salmon, J., Timperio, A., Chu, B., Veitch, J.

  7. Is dog ownership or dog walking associated with weight status in children and their parents?

    | Contributor(s):: Timperio, A., Salmon, J., Chu, B., Andrianopoulos, N.

  8. Physical activity, weight status, and neighborhood characteristics of dog walkers

    | Contributor(s):: Coleman, K. J., Rosenberg, D. E., Conway, T. L., Sallis, J. F., Saelens, B. E., Frank, L. D., Cain, K.

  9. Relationships among dog ownership and leisure-time walking in Western Canadian adults

    | Contributor(s):: Brown, S. G., Rhodes, R. E.

  10. The influence of the built environment, social environment and health behaviors on body mass index. results from RESIDE

    | Contributor(s):: Christian, H., Giles-Corti, B., Knuiman, M., Timperio, A., Foster, S.

  11. Pet ownership may be a factor in improved health of the elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Dembicki, D., Anderson, J.

  12. Health wire

  13. Dog-human and dog-dog interactions of 260 dog-owning households in a community in Cheshire

    | Contributor(s):: Westgarth, C., Pinchbeck, G. L., Bradshaw, J. W., Dawson, S., Gaskell, R. M., Christley, R. M.

  14. A theoretical model for human health and the pet connection

    | Contributor(s):: Staats, S., Pierfelice, L., Kim, C., Crandell, R.