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dc.contributor.authorGriscti, Odette-
dc.contributor.authorCamilleri, Liberato-
dc.identifier.citationGriscti, O., & Camilleri, L. (2020). The impact of dog therapy on nursing students’ heart rates and ability to pay attention in class. International Journal of Educational Research, 99, 101498.en_GB
dc.description.abstractIn this study we explored if the presence of a therapy dog has an impact on students’ stress and ability to pay attention in class. The students' heart rates were measured when the dog was present and when he was absent. The students were also asked to fill in a questionnaire. results showed no significant difference in the students’ average and maximum heart rates, between the experimental and control group, however the average resting heart rate was lower when the dog was present. The low resting heart rate coupled with written comments from the students in- dicate that the presence of the dog did reduce stress and had a calming effect on the students.en_GB
dc.subjectAnimals -- Therapeutic useen_GB
dc.subjectNursing -- Study and teachingen_GB
dc.subjectEmotional support animalsen_GB
dc.subjectStress managementen_GB
dc.subjectVigilance (Psychology)en_GB
dc.titleThe impact of dog therapy on nursing students’ heart rates and ability to pay attention in classen_GB
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dc.publication.titleInternational Journal of Educational Researchen_GB
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