Two common assertions about leisure activities in retirement housing were studied: ( I ) that residence in special retirement housing for the elderly will result in more leisure activities than will residence in conventional dispersed housing, and (2) that greater participation in leisure activities is associated with a more favorable outlook on life. Two waves of interviews were conducted with...
Participation in leisure activities strongly associates with health and well-being. Little research has explored the relationship between participation in leisure activities and constraints on breastfeeding mothers during leisure activities. The purposes of this study are: 1) to investigate constraints on breastfeeding mothers during leisure activities and participation in leisure ac...
A one-week sleep monitoring by logs and actigraphs in preteens during summer camp was conducted. Campers aged 11-16 attended a two-week day camp that focused on the learning about science. Nine campers agreed to monitor their sleep and have their patterns explained (anonymously) to other campers during the expert lecture by the author. The aim of the study was to identify the sleep quality in a...
Objectives: The aim of this study was to explain the various style of leisure activity and recreation of elderly people in Tehran.
Methods & Materials: To achieve this purpose, 17 older participants within the age range of 65-86 years who were selected through purposeful sampling undertook semi structured interviews. A conventional qualitative content analysis was used for analyzing the data...
Denise M. Wilson,
Denise C. Gottfredson,
Amanda B. Cross,
Leisure activities that occur outside of the school hours may facilitate positive youth development. The experiences of youth in three categories of activities (basketball and football, other sports, and non-sports) are examined in this study. Based on prior research, it is hypothesized that students participating in basketball and football will experience more negative outcomes (i.e., problem ...
Andrea Madarasova Geckova,
Jitse P van Dijk,
Sijmen A Reijneveld,
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to explore the association between adolescent drunkenness and participation in risky leisure time activities and parental monitoring.
A sample of 3,694 Slovak elementary school students (mean age 14.5 years; 49.0% males) was assessed for drunkenness in the previous month, participation in risky leisure activities and parental monito...
:Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine2002
Samuel N Forjuoh,
John A Schuchmann,
To compare the distribution and observation of helmet use patterns among 4 common childhood leisure activities-bicycle riding, in-line skating, skateboarding, and scooter riding-in a setting with no helmet use legislation.
A cross-sectional, unobtrusive, direct observation of children engaged in 1 of the 4 activities was conducted during an 8-week period.
This article explores information sharing in the context of amateur genealogists researching their Irish ancestry. Information sharing is an important feature of this hobby, with individuals networking with others to supplement information they have found when searching sources. Because of the nature of the hobby, reciprocal sharing behavior may be significant in this process. This study adopte...
:The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association1991
Ethnography is a qualitative research design that has relevance for clinical research in occupational therapy. The ethnographic approach is illustrated in the present paper through a description of how it could be used to investigate the effectiveness of an occupational therapy leisure intervention with stroke survivors. This paper contrasts ethnography with a randomized clinical trial design a...
:The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences2013
Hugh C Hendrie,
Frederick W Unverzagt,
Kathleen S Hall,
Jill R Murrell,
Studies concerning the effect of different types of leisure activities on various cognitive domains are limited. This study tests the hypothesis that mental, physical, and social activities have a domain-specific protection against cognitive decline.
A cohort of a geographically defined population in China was examined in 2003-2005 and followed for an average of 2.4 years. ...