Participation in leisure activities during brain injury rehabilitation

Fleming, Jennifer, Braithwaite, Helen, Gustafsson, Louise, Griffin, Janelle, Collier, Ann Maree and Fletcher, Stephanie (2011) Participation in leisure activities during brain injury rehabilitation. Brain Injury, 25 9: 806-818. doi:10.3109/02699052.2011.585508


Author Fleming, Jennifer
Braithwaite, Helen
Gustafsson, Louise
Griffin, Janelle
Collier, Ann Maree
Fletcher, Stephanie
Title Participation in leisure activities during brain injury rehabilitation
Journal name Brain Injury   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0269-9052
1362-301X
Publication date 2011-08-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/02699052.2011.585508
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 25
Issue 9
Start page 806
End page 818
Total pages 13
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Subject 2801 Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
2728 Clinical Neurology
Abstract Primary objective: To describe and compare pre- and post-injury leisure activities of individuals receiving brain injury rehabilitation and explore levels of leisure participation and satisfaction.
Formatted abstract
Primary objective: To describe and compare pre- and post-injury leisure activities of individuals receiving brain injury rehabilitation and explore levels of leisure participation and satisfaction.
Research design: Cross-sectional descriptive study incorporating a survey of current and past leisure activities.
Methods and procedures: Questionnaires were completed by 40 individuals with an acquired brain injury receiving inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation.
Measures: Shortened Version of the Nottingham Leisure Questionnaire and Changes in Leisure Questionnaire (developed for this study).
Results: Leisure participation declined following injury, particularly in social leisure activities. Pre-injury activities with high rates of discontinued or decreased participation were driving, going to pubs and parties, do-it-yourself activities and attending sports events. Inpatient participants generally attributed decreased participation to the hospital environment, whereas outpatient participants reported this predominantly as a result of disability. Post-injury levels of perceived leisure satisfaction were significantly lower for the inpatient group compared to pre-injury, but not for the outpatient group. Uptake of some new leisure activities was reported post-injury, however not at the rate to which participation declined.
Conclusions: Leisure participation decreases during brain injury rehabilitation compared to pre-injury levels. Re-engagement in relevant, age-appropriate leisure activities needs to be addressed during rehabilitation to improve participation in this domain.
Keyword Head injury
Leisure
Rehabilitation
Community integration
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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