ERIC Number: ED319740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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A Planned Recreation Intervention Program: Its Effect on Perceived Leisure Freedom of Mentally Ill Patients.
Card, Jaclyn A.; Schweer, Jean M.
This study sought to determine if a specific therapeutic recreation intervention had a positive impact on the perceived leisure freedom of institutionalized mental patients. The intervention was a Christmas program involving any patients who desired to perform. Seven subjects who comprised the experimental group volunteered to participate in the program and the study. The control group were seven patients who chose not to participate in the program but completed the survey instrument. Data from the study did not support the hypothesis that there would be a significant difference between participants and non-participants on perceived leisure freedom scores. However, comments from both staff and participants were encouraging. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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