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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158640
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Ethnic Elders, Pet Attachment, Health & Well-Being
Abstract:
Ethnic Elders, Pet Attachment, Health & Well-Being
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Johnson, Rebecca
Contact Address:Sinclair School of Nursing, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA
Co-Authors:Richard L. Meadows
Purpose: The study aimed to ascertain whether a relationship exists between pet attachment, self perceived health, and functional ability among community-dwelling African-American and Latino elders. It further aimed to compare attachment to a pet dog across ethnic groups. Subjects, Design & Method: A cross-sectional, quantitative design was used to study 60 elders from each ethnic group who are dog owners recruited from Veterinary Practices (n=120), and 60 elders from each ethnic group who are not dog owners recruited from churches and congregate meal sites (n=120). One-time telephone interviews were conducted. The Iowa Self Assessment Inventory (measuring functional ability and resources), the Pet Relationship Scale, the Pet Attitude Inventory, and the Self-Perceived Health Questionnaire were used with a Demographic Questionnaire. Data analysis included descriptive statistics, ANOVA, and multiple regression analysis for determination of relationships between variables and differences between groups. Findings: Pet owners in the sample were very attached to their pets. They reported that their pet was a major source of support for them in their daily lives. Non-pet owners reported strong emotional connections to former pets. Relationships between the several variables studied will be reported in the paper presentation. AN: MN030155
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEthnic Elders, Pet Attachment, Health & Well-Beingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158640-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Ethnic Elders, Pet Attachment, Health &amp; Well-Being</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Johnson, Rebecca</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Sinclair School of Nursing, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Richard L. Meadows </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The study aimed to ascertain whether a relationship exists between pet attachment, self perceived health, and functional ability among community-dwelling African-American and Latino elders. It further aimed to compare attachment to a pet dog across ethnic groups. Subjects, Design &amp; Method: A cross-sectional, quantitative design was used to study 60 elders from each ethnic group who are dog owners recruited from Veterinary Practices (n=120), and 60 elders from each ethnic group who are not dog owners recruited from churches and congregate meal sites (n=120). One-time telephone interviews were conducted. The Iowa Self Assessment Inventory (measuring functional ability and resources), the Pet Relationship Scale, the Pet Attitude Inventory, and the Self-Perceived Health Questionnaire were used with a Demographic Questionnaire. Data analysis included descriptive statistics, ANOVA, and multiple regression analysis for determination of relationships between variables and differences between groups. Findings: Pet owners in the sample were very attached to their pets. They reported that their pet was a major source of support for them in their daily lives. Non-pet owners reported strong emotional connections to former pets. Relationships between the several variables studied will be reported in the paper presentation. AN: MN030155 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:15:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:15:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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