Effects of a Leisure Education Program on Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury


  • Dean A Zoerink
  • Kay Lauener


Leisure Education, Values Clarification, Traumatic Brain lnjur}', Leisure Attitudes, Leisure Satisfaction Scale, Perceptions ofFreedom, Leisure Ethic Scale, Leisure Diagnostic Battery


This investigation compared the effects of a leisure education program using values clarification strategies versus informal discussion on adults with traumatic brain injury. The effects of a leisure education program on leisure attitudes, leisure satisfaction, and perceptions of freedom in leisure were investigated. Subjects (N = 12) were randomly assigned to a leisure education or an informal discussion group. Multivariate analysis of variance revealed no significant differences between groups' attitudes, satisfactions, or perceptions of freedom.There were significant pretest to posttest differences for both groups on the psychological,educational, relaxation, and aesthetic dimensions ofleisure satisfaction. The results tend to partially support the provision of therapeutic recreation services in a day hospital program for persons with traumatic brain injuries.





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