Venue

Campus Center

Major

Health Sciences

Field of Study

Health Sciences and Anthrozoology

Abstract

Objective: This systematic review was conducted to review how canine assisted therapy affects emotional stress in undergraduate college students.

Methods: Articles were screened on CINAHL and PubMed databases for relationship between canine assisted therapy intervention and emotional stress outcomes.

Results: Using canine assisted therapy, undergraduate college students showed a reduction in emotional stress. This evidence was statistically significant. These articles compared data before and after canine assisted therapy and found a significant decrease in psychological and physiological factors.

Conclusions: Canine assisted therapy reduces the amount of emotional stress in undergraduate college students.

Keywords: canine therapy; emotional stress; college students; undergraduate students; university students; animal therapy

Start Date

25-4-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

25-4-2019 10:00 AM

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The Effects of Canine Assisted Therapy on Emotionally Stressed Undergraduate College Students: A Systematic Review

Campus Center

Objective: This systematic review was conducted to review how canine assisted therapy affects emotional stress in undergraduate college students.

Methods: Articles were screened on CINAHL and PubMed databases for relationship between canine assisted therapy intervention and emotional stress outcomes.

Results: Using canine assisted therapy, undergraduate college students showed a reduction in emotional stress. This evidence was statistically significant. These articles compared data before and after canine assisted therapy and found a significant decrease in psychological and physiological factors.

Conclusions: Canine assisted therapy reduces the amount of emotional stress in undergraduate college students.

Keywords: canine therapy; emotional stress; college students; undergraduate students; university students; animal therapy