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The effect of providing recreational activities on the engagement level of long-stay geriatric patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6801937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relative effectiveness of providing individual and group activities, as compared to conditions of non-intervention, was studied on a long-stay female geriatric ward. Engagement levels were consistently higher during the sessions when activities were provided. Group activities raised engagement levels more than individual activities. This suggests that levels of engagement are normally low because patients are not provided and encouraged with activities, rather than through disability.
D McCormack; A Whitehead
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Age and ageing     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0002-0729     ISO Abbreviation:  Age Ageing     Publication Date:  1981 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-05-21     Completed Date:  1982-05-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375655     Medline TA:  Age Ageing     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  287-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged / psychology*
Hospital Departments / organization & administration*
Long-Term Care / psychology

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