A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Child-Dog Relationship in Healthy Weight and Overweight/Obese Children.

Linder, Deborah.

Abstract: Childhood obesity is a growing public health concern necessitating comprehensive treatment. The development of effective and sustainable interventions to treat obesity and the mental health effects of childhood obesity remain both a priority and a challenge. Previous studies show that dogs may provide social support in overweight adults, but the child-dog relationship is not as well unde... read more

Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. Department of Clinical and Translational Science.
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