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shared activities of older adults with dementia and their caregivers, The

shared activities of older adults with dementia and their caregivers, The Voelkl, Judith E Little is known about the breadth and quality of shared activities among community dwelling older adults with dementia and their caregivers. In order for TR practitioners to respond to the call for the design and implementation of in-home recreation programs for […]

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Identity formation, youth, and therapeutic recreation

Who am I?: Identity formation, youth, and therapeutic recreation Phoenix, Terri L During adolescence, the development of sense of identity is a crucial task (Erikson, 1959/1980). Although identity development is not a primary treatment goal for most TR clients, many benefits of identity development mirror desired outcomes of TR services: reduced substance abuse, increased adjustment […]

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Accreditation, Curriculum and Internship Characteristics

2003 National Therapeutic Recreation Curriculum Study Part A: Accreditation, Curriculum and Internship Characteristics Stumbo, Norma J In 1996, Stumbo and Carter conducted a survey to examine therapeutic recreation curricula across the country and to describe their current status. The intent of the present study was to re-examine, update, and compare therapeutic recreation curricula across the […]

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Development, Reliability, and Validity of the Measurable Assessment in Recreation for Resident-Centered Care (MARRCC)

Development, Reliability, and Validity of the Measurable Assessment in Recreation for Resident-Centered Care (MARRCC) Boothman, Sienna This paper examines the Measurable Assessment in Recreation for Resident-Centered Care (MARRCC)-a new standardized computer-based assessment developed specifically for therapeutic recreation professionals working within Long Term Care (LTC). The conceptual background and development of the MARRCC and its validation […]

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A Self Determination Theory Approach to Therapeutic Recreation

Autonomy Support at Diabetes Camp: A Self Determination Theory Approach to Therapeutic Recreation Hill, Eddie Adolescents with type 1 diabetes struggle to effectively manage their illness. Failure to take responsibility for regulating glycemic levels can lead to a number of very significant physiological, psychological, and social problems. This study employed a Benefits-Based Programming (BBP) approach […]

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Editor’s notes

Editor’s notes Hawkins, Barbara A From time to time, the Editor in conjunction with the TRJ Editorial Board determine that the profession can receive direct benefit from the publication of papers on special topics. During this year the TRJ Editorial Board approved the publication of papers that present contemporary research methods with particular relevance to […]

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Participants’ Perspective of Project PATH

Transitioning Back to Health: Participants’ Perspective of Project PATH Sable, Janet This qualitative research study was conducted to gain an understanding of the experiences of 12 individuals (9 men and 3 women) who recently transitioned to their home communities after a spinal cord injury (SCI). Participants shared their perspective on the meaning a recreation-based community […]

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A Psychologically-based service delivery model for therapeutic recreation

Self-determination and enjoyment enhancement: A Psychologically-based service delivery model for therapeutic recreation Dattilo, John This article expands a conceptual model proposed by Dattilo and Kleiber (1993) to a model for therapeutic recreation (TR) service delivery. The original conceptual model explained the relationship between enjoyment and self-determination. The TR service delivery model proposed in this article […]

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Health Protection/Health Promotion Model, The

Health Protection/Health Promotion Model, The Austin, David R This article describes the Health Protection/Health Promotion Model of therapeutic recreation. Following a brief introduction and an overview of the model, concepts that underlie the model are presented. Concepts included are the humanistic perspective, high-level wellness, the stabilization and actualization tendencies, and health. Next presented is a […]

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Effects of Recreational Therapy on Functional Independence of People Recovering From Stroke

Effects of Recreational Therapy on Functional Independence of People Recovering From Stroke Williams, Richard The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of recreational therapy (RT) on the functional independence of people recovering from stroke. Participants were adolescents and adults (N = 960) receiving recreational therapy and other treatment from an acute care […]