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Prevalence of Recreational Interest in Geriatric Population
Background: Recreational therapy “means a treatment services designed to restore, remediate and rehabilitate a person’s level of functioning and independence in life activities, to promote health and wellness. As well as reduce or eliminate the activity limitations and restrictions to participation in life situations caused by an illness or disabling condition. Recreational therapy especially in senior citizens is important because senior citizens can suffer from loneliness, depression and anxiety which can lead to loss of physical functioning and can contribute to early death. Objectives: Objectives of the study were to determine the prevalence of Recreational interest in geriatric population Material and Method: In this observational study, 100 subjects were assessed using Recreational Activity Interest Questionnaire and Recreational Activity Interest Scale. Results: Statistical analysis of Recreational Activity Interest Questionnaire and Recreational Activity Interest Scale were found to be extremely significant. Conclusion: The study concluded that majority of population were aware of recreational activities and those who were not aware of recreational activities should be made aware of the same.
Recreational Therapy, Geriatric population, Recreationalinterest, Independence.
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