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  1. Psychosocial and Environmental Factors Associated with Dog

    Contributor(s):: Anne-Elizabeth Straub, Megan H. McDonough, Nancy E. Edwards, RM Lyle, Philip J. Troped

    Dog walking is associated with higher levels of physical activity (PA). However, not all dog owners walk their dog(s) at a level sufficient for health benefits. Therefore, identifying correlates of dog walking may help to inform the design of more effective interventions to promote this specific...

  2. Companion animals in Thailand: human factors that predict sterilization of cats and dogs

    Contributor(s):: Toukhsati, S. R., Phillips, C. J. C., Podberscek, A. L., Coleman, G. J.

    The prevalence of companion animal caregiving was estimated, and demographic and psychosocial factors that predict sterilization behaviors in caregivers in Thailand were identified. Thai nationals ( n=494) were recruited by random for the Culture and Human-Animal Interactions (CHAI) telephone...

  3. Childhood Experiences with Family Pets and Psychosocial Functioning in Early Adulthood

    Contributor(s):: Girardi, Alberta

    The purpose of this research was to investigate the association between childhood experiences with family pets and psychosocial functioning in early adulthood. The Exposure to Pet Aggression Scale (EPAS) was developed to provide a multidimensional measure of exposure to pet aggression in...

  4. Continuing bonds and psychosocial adjustment in pet loss

    Contributor(s):: Packman, Wendy, Field, Nigel P., Carmack, Betty J., Ronen, Rama

    This study investigated continuing bonds (CB) expressions among bereaved pet owners and the relationship between CB expressions and psychosocial adjustment. The sample included 33 participants who had lost a dog or cat within the past year. Participants who responded to a differentiated set of 12...

  5. Factors associated with the stages of change for dog walking among Japanese dog owners

    Contributor(s):: Oka, Koichiro, Shibata, Ai

  6. Environmental support to assist an older adult with independent living: safety and activity accommodation in a senior's home

    Contributor(s):: Hazen, Marilyn M., McCree, Suesetta

  7. Animal hoarding: Its roots and recognition

    Contributor(s):: Patronek, G. J.

  8. Pets, pet ownership and animal control: social and psychological attitudes, 1975

    Contributor(s):: Wilbur, R. H.

  9. Role of pets as companions, teachers, explored

    Contributor(s):: Gravelle, J. M.

  10. Why do some owners allow their dogs to foul the pavement? The social psychology of a minor rule infraction

    Contributor(s):: Webley, Paul, Siviter, Claire

  11. clinical ROUNDS. Prescription for health: Get a pet

  12. Pet ownership and socio-emotion of school children

    Contributor(s):: Zhou, Xia, Zheng, Ri-Chang, Fu, Na

  13. Pet ownership, social support, and one-year survival after acute myocardial infarction in the Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial (CAST)

    Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Thomas, Sue A.

  14. Grief resulting from euthanasia and natural death of companion animals

    Contributor(s):: McCutcheon, Kelly A., Fleming, Stephen J.

  15. Mental health and therapy mediated by animals: a programme at the Porto Alegre's Center for Psychosocial Care for Children and Adolescents - TAA Part III

    Contributor(s):: Faraco, C. B., Pizzinato, A., Csordas, M. C., Moreira, M. C., Zavaschi, M. L. S., Santos, T., Oliveira, V. L. S. de, Boschetti, F. L., Menti, L. de M.

    The aim of this study was to examine the repercussions of an Animal Assisted Therapy programme among a group of patients at the Center for Psychosocial Care for Childhood and Adolescence at the Hospital de Clinicas of Porto Alegre in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The study focused on the...

  16. Pet therapy in the primary school: Results of a practical experience

    Contributor(s):: Pietro, S. di, Giudice, E., Costa, M., Famulari, L., Staropoli, C., Pugliese, A.

    Young people are often bombarded with problems related to growing up. Pets play a major role in inciting human relations and social activities. A pet then becomes a friend, confidant, and playmate to a child. However, a child may not be knowledgeable of the animal's life and its physical...