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Regular dog-walking improves physical capacity in elderly patients after myocardial infarction


Ružić, Alen; Miletić, Bojan; Ružić, Tatjana; Peršić, Viktor; Laškarin, Gordana
Regular dog-walking improves physical capacity in elderly patients after myocardial infarction // Collegium antropologicum, 35 (2011), S2; 73-75 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Regular dog-walking improves physical capacity in elderly patients after myocardial infarction

Autori
Ružić, Alen ; Miletić, Bojan ; Ružić, Tatjana ; Peršić, Viktor ; Laškarin, Gordana

Izvornik
Collegium antropologicum (0350-6134) 35 (2011), S2; 73-75

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Elderly; dog-walking; animal-assisted therapy; physical capacity; myocardial infarction

Sažetak
Various positive effects of pet ownership on cardiovascular health are well known. The aim of this prospective and controlled longitudinal study was to determine the effects of everyday dog-walking on physical capacity in elderly patients during the first year after myocardial infarction. Regularly dog-walking for at least 15 minutes three times a day is related to significantly higher work load on the bicycle exercise test (72.5 ± 10.75 versus 67.6 ± 11.6 W, p<0, 05) in the “dog-walking” group (N=29, mean age 72.5 years) at 12 months compared to the control group (N=30, mean age 71.7 years). Our results suggest that dogs may help to maintain continuous physical activity in elderly cardiovascular patients promoting their physical capacity. Further researches are needed to confirm this association as well to identify other possible influences of dog ownership on the cardiovascular health and on the outcome in patients after myocardial infarction.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti



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Projekt / tema
062-0620402-0377 - Imunoregulacijske funkcije antigen predočnih stanica tijekom rane trudnoće (Gordana Laškarin, )

Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Rijeka,
Klinički bolnički centar Rijeka

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    • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
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  • MEDLINE