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Health effects of ownership of and attachment to companion animals in an older population.

Authors
  • Winefield, Helen R
  • Black, Anne
  • Chur-Hansen, Anna
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
15
Issue
4
Pages
303–310
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/10705500802365532
PMID: 19005930
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The health of elderly people is related to their health habits and social supports but not to their ownership of, or attachment to, a companion animal.

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