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The influence of dog ownership on objective measures of free-living physical activity and sedentary behaviour in community-dwelling older adults: a longitudinal case-controlled study

  • Philippa Margaret Dall1Email author,
  • Sarah Lesley Helen Ellis2,
  • Brian Martin Ellis1,
  • P Margaret Grant1,
  • Alison Colyer3,
  • Nancy Renee Gee3, 4,
  • Malcolm Howard Granat5 and
  • Daniel Simon Mills2
BMC Public HealthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:496

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4422-5

Received: 18 December 2016

Accepted: 14 May 2017

Published: 9 June 2017

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Original Submission
18 Dec 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
20 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Alberto Grao Cruces
24 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Shira Dunsiger
24 Feb 2017 Author responded Author comments - Philippa Dall
Resubmission - Version 2
24 Feb 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
16 Mar 2017 Author responded Author comments - Philippa Dall
Resubmission - Version 3
16 Mar 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
9 May 2017 Author responded Author comments - Philippa Dall
Resubmission - Version 4
9 May 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 4
Publishing
14 May 2017 Editorially accepted
9 Jun 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12889-017-4422-5

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Institutite of Applied health research, Glasgow Caledonian University
(2)
School Of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln
(3)
WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition, Waltham on the Wolds
(4)
Department of Psychology, State University of New York
(5)
School of Health Sciences, University of Salford

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