A new study by Swinburne University of Technology has found the impact of a guide dog goes beyond mobility for people who are blind or with low vision.
According to researchers, they found the benefits of a guide dog includes promoting social participation, developing the confidence to try new skills and experiences, and managing mental and physical health. About 65 percent of those surveyed reportedly said their guide dog helped them manage mental and physical health issues, including chronic pain, anxiety and depression.
The study was reportedly part of a five-year research project between Guide Dogs Victoria and Swinburne.
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Source: Swinburne University of Technology