Merinda McLure

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The compressive characteristics of a group of foamed plastics and rubbers, suitable for use as orthotic shoe insoles, were assessed for any changes incurred as a result of exposure to a series of simulated service conditions. The service conditions considered in this study were heat (accelerated aging), sustained deflection (compression set), and cyclic(More)
Thirty-one materials have been tested in compression in order to generate the stress (force per unit of cross-sectional area) versus strain (deformation) behaviour, for the purpose of assessing the suitability of various foamed plastics and rubbers as shoe insole materials. It was found that the materials could be classified into three distinct categories(More)
Equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) is an innovative emerging approach to mental health treatment. This narrative synthesis explores the current state of knowledge and areas for future research in EAP. Specifically reviewed are qualitative and quantitative empirical studies, including both articles published in peer-reviewed journals and research presented(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors mapped the literature on animal-assisted therapies (AATs) and institutionalized adults with dementia onto the Lived Environment Life Quality (LELQ) Model as a guide for future services and research. METHOD Refereed literature addressing AATs and institutionalized people with dementia was comprehensively gathered, described,(More)
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