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Elderly people in many respects benefit from interaction with dogs

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Medical Research, January 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#16 of 664)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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4 news outlets
policy
1 policy source
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8 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

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Title
Elderly people in many respects benefit from interaction with dogs
Published in
European Journal of Medical Research, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/2047-783x-16-12-557
Pubmed ID
Authors

R Scheibeck, M Pallauf, C Stellwag, B Seeberger

Abstract

Over the course of evolution, humans and animals have entered into a close relationship. By domesticating animals, humans were able to use them to their own advantage. However, animals should not only be seen as mere providers of material value; in fact, they actually enrich humans' lives on an emotional level. The classic examples for this evolution are dogs: they are considered loyal companions, particularly for children and elderly people. This relationship between humans and animals is the subject of this research study and is examined from a gerontological perspective by employing qualitative social research methods.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 71 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 30 41%
Student > Master 10 14%
Researcher 7 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 7%
Other 6 8%
Unknown 9 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 14%
Psychology 8 11%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 4%
Other 16 22%
Unknown 11 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 47. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 December 2022.
All research outputs
#763,849
of 22,953,506 outputs
Outputs from European Journal of Medical Research
#16
of 664 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,566
of 181,490 outputs
Outputs of similar age from European Journal of Medical Research
#1
of 28 outputs
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