publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Dog Ownership and Physical Activity: A Review of the Evidence

Hayley Christian; Westgarth, C.; Bauman, A. E. E.; Richards, E. A.; Rhodes, R. E.; Evenson, K. R.; Mayer, J. A.; Thorpe, R. J.;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2013 Journal: Journal of Physical Activity and Health, volume 10, pages 750-759 (issn: 1543-3080, eissn: 1543-5474, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • Country: United States
<jats:sec sec-type="background"><jats:title>Background:</jats:title><jats:p>Dog walking is a strategy for increasing population levels of physical activity (PA). Numerous cross-sectional studies of the relationship between dog ownership and PA have been conducted. The purpose was to review studies comparing PA of dog owners (DO) to nondog owners (NDO), summarize the prevalence of dog walking, and provide recommendations for research.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec sec-type="methods"><jats:title>Methods:</jats:title><jats:p>A review of published studies (1990−2010) examining DO and NDO PA and the prevalence of dog walking was conducted (N = 29). Studies estimating ...
free text keywords: Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Veterinary medicine, Demography, Meta-analysis, Population, education.field_of_study, education, HUBzero, Animal-assisted therapy, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, business.industry, business, Animal welfare, Walking, Dog, Dog walking, Recreational activity, Nursing
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