Which elements of socially prescribed activities most improve wellbeing?

Mckenzie, Karen, Diston, Ryan and Murray, Kara (2021) Which elements of socially prescribed activities most improve wellbeing? Nursing Times, 117 (7). pp. 39-41. ISSN 0954-7762

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Nurses are becoming increasingly involved in social prescribing, which is the use of non-medical interventions to treat a health problem, but little is known about which activities are most effective at improving emotional wellbeing. A study, therefore, evaluated a multifaceted activity – a visit to an inner-city farm – to measure which elements were the best predictors of psychological wellbeing. It found that, regardless of the activities engaged in, visiting the farm, on average, increased positive mood and reduced negative mood; the main contributing factor to this was social interaction.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B700 Nursing
C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 01 May 2020 09:11
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 10:32
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/42979

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