The Resource Physical activity in adolescents with orthopedic limitations : the use of human-animal interaction in the form of dog-walking, Coley Marie Vitztum

Physical activity in adolescents with orthopedic limitations : the use of human-animal interaction in the form of dog-walking, Coley Marie Vitztum

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Physical activity in adolescents with orthopedic limitations : the use of human-animal interaction in the form of dog-walking
Title
Physical activity in adolescents with orthopedic limitations
Title remainder
the use of human-animal interaction in the form of dog-walking
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Coley Marie Vitztum
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eng
Summary
Nine out of ten adolescents fail to achieve Healthy People 2020 recommended levels of aerobic and muscle-strengthening physical activity leading to deleterious consequences for individuals and a public health epidemic (US Department of Health and Human Services, 2011). Whereas all adolescents comprise a vulnerable population because of minimal levels of physical activity, those with an orthopedic limitation, including slipped capitol femoral epiphyses or Blount{u2019}s disease, are at greater risk despite shared characteristics with the general adolescent population such as normal cognition and independent ambulation. Few, if any, interventions examine effective strategies for physical activity in this population. Therapy dog-walking is proposed as an original approach for physical activity. Although this form of human-animal interaction is a potential strategy for increasing physical activity and overall health, it lacks credibility due to a paucity of studies using well-constructed, experimental designs (Marino, 2012). The objective of this pilot study was to use a one group (n=7), prospective, pre/post design to assess feasibility and acceptability, and to serve as the foundation for future research on therapy dog-walking in this population. Feasibility and acceptability were assessed by results of the recruitment strategy, by process evaluation, and by participant satisfaction survey and interview. Descriptive statistics summarized participant demographics and protocol requirements, including the use of accelerometers. Wilcoxon matched pairs tests were used to assess participants{u2019} experience with the dogs. Paired samples t-tests compared physical activity levels before, during, and after the dog-walking intervention. Pender{u2019}s health promotion model was the guiding framework for this study. Physical activity levels were significantly increased during the intervention compared to before (p=.049) and after (p=.025) as well as during the walking sessions themselves (p=.000). Participants and parents expressed high enthusiasm for the program: six of the seven participants attended 100% of the walking sessions when no restrictions to physical activity participation were present. No differences between the participant{u2019}s pre and post-intervention dog experience were found. These findings indicate a therapy dog-walking program is an acceptable and feasible strategy for increasing physical activity in this population. Additional research with more rigorous methodological design and refinement of the data collection methods is required
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UMK
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Vitztum, Coley Marie
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation note
School of Nursing and Health Studies.
Dissertation year
2015.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Kelly, Patricia J.
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  • Dog walking
  • Exercise for youth
  • Physical fitness for people with disabilities
  • Physical Therapy Modalities
  • Adolescent Health
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Physical activity in adolescents with orthopedic limitations : the use of human-animal interaction in the form of dog-walking, Coley Marie Vitztum
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Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Nursing."
  • Advisor: Patricia J. Kelly
  • Vita
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-153)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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black and white
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Review of the literature -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix A. Study flyer -- Appendix B. Recruitment letter -- Appendix C. Demographic questionnaire -- Appendix D. Modified dogs and physical activity (DAPA) tool -- Appendix E. Accelerometer wear acceptability questionnaire -- Appendix F. Children's Mercy Hospital Institutional Review Board approval letter and UMKC Institutional Review -- Board letter of reciprocity -- Appendix G. Children's Mercy Pet Pals dog handlers post-intervention letters of support -- Appendix H. Dr. Keeler letter of support
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949028962
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unknown
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1 online resource (155 pages)
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one file format
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online
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mixed
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)949028962
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  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Physical activity in adolescents with orthopedic limitations : the use of human-animal interaction in the form of dog-walking, Coley Marie Vitztum
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Nursing."
  • Advisor: Patricia J. Kelly
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-153)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Review of the literature -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix A. Study flyer -- Appendix B. Recruitment letter -- Appendix C. Demographic questionnaire -- Appendix D. Modified dogs and physical activity (DAPA) tool -- Appendix E. Accelerometer wear acceptability questionnaire -- Appendix F. Children's Mercy Hospital Institutional Review Board approval letter and UMKC Institutional Review -- Board letter of reciprocity -- Appendix G. Children's Mercy Pet Pals dog handlers post-intervention letters of support -- Appendix H. Dr. Keeler letter of support
Control code
949028962
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (155 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)949028962
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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