Nursing Campus Therapy Dog: A Pilot Study
Teaching and Learning in Nursing Volume 13, Number 4, ISSN 1557-3087 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This experimental pilot study investigated the long term effect of a therapy dog on the symptoms of anxiety and depression experienced by nursing students. Participants, assigned to a control or treatment group, completed the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale at the beginning and end of a 16 week semester. While there was no measurable effect on depression, participants in the treatment group had significantly less symptoms of anxiety at the end of the semester.
Hall, D. (2018). Nursing Campus Therapy Dog: A Pilot Study. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 13(4), 202-206. Elsevier Ltd.