Effects of an Outdoor Adventure Camp Experience on Adults with Brain Injury

Authors

  • Eszter Vörösvári

Keywords:

brain injury, outdoor education, outdoor adventure programs, wilderness, adults

Abstract

The aim of this research was to reveal the extent that participation in an adventure camp specifically designed for adults with brain injury, has a positive and meaningful influence on their psycho-social rehabilitation as well as improvements in their quality of life. The experiences of nine campers were gathered using observation, semi-structured interviews, and audio-visual material review. In order to measure the possible change and long-term effects, the QOLIBRI instrument was utilized as a pre and post measure. The findings are discussed in two sections: (1) group analyses of the quality of life measurement, and (2) qualitative results. This study provided a better understanding of adventure-based programming.

Published

2016-06-07

Issue

Section

Feature Articles