Friday, November 27, 2020
Home Life Style Health & Fitness Therapy Dogs May Help Lower Stress of Doctors, Says Study

Therapy Dogs May Help Lower Stress of Doctors, Says Study

Also, at the end of the shift, emergency providers had lower salivary cortisol (a stress hormone) with either colouring or therapy dog interactions compared with controls

Interacting with a therapy dog for couple of minutes may help lower stress in physicians and nurses working in emergency departments, say researchers.

A therapy dog is a dog that is trained to provide affection, comfort and support to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, libraries or disaster areas.

Please Follow NewsGram on Twitter To Get Latest Updates From Around The World!

“Many healthcare workers and laypersons believe that dog-assisted support can improve emotional well-being in the healthcare setting, but little hard data exist to scientifically evaluate this belief, especially in emergency care,” said lead author Jeffrey A Kline from the Indiana University in the US.

In the 122-participant study, published in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine, emergency providers randomised to a five-minute interaction with a therapy dog and handler.

Handicap, Companion Dog, Service Dog, Therapy Dog
Interacting with a therapy dog for couple of minutes may help lower stress in physicians and nurses working in emergency departments, say researchers. Pixabay

The research found that emergency providers had a significant reduction in self-reported anxiety using a visual analogue scale compared with patients randomised to colouring mandalas for five minutes with coloured pencils.

Also, at the end of the shift, emergency providers had lower salivary cortisol (a stress hormone) with either colouring or therapy dog interactions compared with controls.

ALSO READ: Microsoft Agrees To Purchase Domain “corp.com” To Protect Windows Users From Hackers

“We provide novel data to suggest that emergency care providers enjoyed seeing a dog on shift, and received a small benefit in stress reduction after the interaction. We still do not know the extent to which the benefit was from the dog, the handler, or the combination of the two,” Kline added. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,780FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Space Travel Makes Cell’s Energy Production Dysfunctional

Critical parts of a cell's energy production machinery, the mitochondria, can be made dysfunctional due to space travel, says a study. The results, published in...

IT Ministry And IBM Tie Up For Education and Skilling of Youth

IBM India on Thursday said it has collaborated with the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to create a robust education and...

Huge Plans of Renewable Energy in Next Decade For India: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced that there are huge renewable energy deployment plans for India for the next decade which are likely...

Most Lungs Recover Well In 3 Months After Covid19: Study

Researchers have revealed that lung tissue of patients who suffered severely from Covid-19 shows good recovery in three months in most cases. The study...

A New Gene Therapy To Offer One-Day Treatment For An Eye Disease

Researchers have developed a new gene therapy approach that offers one-day treatment for an eye disease that leads to a progressive loss of vision...

High Blood Pressure In Elderly Age Is More Linked To Extensive Brain Damage

Researchers have revealed that higher than normal blood pressure (BP) is linked to more extensive brain damage in the elderly, suggesting that it is...

An Exhibition Dedicated To Explore Sikh Heritage, Culture

Revealing vignettes of Sikh heritage founded in its distinctive socio-cultural and visual identity and manifesting a lived faith pictorially, a series of works of...

Outdoor Activities To Explore In Mammoth Lakes Of California

Call it a safety precaution or your chance to finally have some "me time" in the pandemic, solo travel is unquestionably one thing that...

Recent Comments