The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a restorative intervention on undergraduate nursing students' capacity to direct attention.
Kaplan and Kaplan's attention restoration theory, which describes and links concepts of directed attention, attention fatigue, and restorative environments, formed the theoretical basis for this research. A convenience sample consisted of 33 students randomly assigned to nonintervention and intervention groups. The intervention was a 1-hr walk in natural surroundings. Both groups completed study instruments prior to and following the intervention.
Intervention group students scored higher on a measure of quality of life at posttest (p