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Therapeutic Recreation for Elderly and Mental Health Patients: Clinical Benefit, Safety, and Guidelines

Published on: May 28, 2014
Project Number: RB0683-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical benefit of therapeutic recreation (outings and day trips) for the elderly or mental health patients?
  2. What are the safety issues pertaining to therapeutic recreation (outings and day trips) for the elderly or mental health patients?
  3. What are the guidelines associated with therapeutic recreation (outings and day trips) for the elderly or mental health patients?

Key Message

One non-randomized study and one evidence-based guideline were identified regarding therapeutic recreation (outings and day trips) for the elderly or mental health patients.

Tags

aged, geriatrics, mentally disabled persons, mentally ill persons, recreation, recreation therapy, mental health