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...
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...
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...
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...
Factors associated with the stages of change for dog walking among Japanese dog owners
Contributor(s):: Oka, Koichiro, Shibata, Ai
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
Animal hoarding: Its roots and recognition
Contributor(s):: Patronek, G. J.
Pets, pet ownership and animal control: social and psychological attitudes, 1975
Contributor(s):: Wilbur, R. H.
Role of pets as companions, teachers, explored
Contributor(s):: Gravelle, J. M.
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
clinical ROUNDS. Prescription for health: Get a pet
Pet ownership and socio-emotion of school children
Contributor(s):: Zhou, Xia, Zheng, Ri-Chang, Fu, Na
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.
Grief resulting from euthanasia and natural death of companion animals
Contributor(s):: McCutcheon, Kelly A., Fleming, Stephen J.
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...
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...