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Research in Therapeutic Recreation

This page is dedicated to information and links to research in therapeutic recreation. Send information and updates to Charlie Dixon at charlie* (replace * with @ before emailing)

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Therapeutic Recreation Research Articles at the TR Directory

An Application and Effects of the Leisure Education Program in Japanese (LEP-J) on Independence in Leisure Among the Clients in the Independent Living Training Center by Hiro Chino

Bibliography of Computer Application in TR by Charles Dixon

The Relationship Between Therapeutic Recreation and Palliation in the Treatment of the Advanced Cancer Patient- Charles Sourby, MS Ed. , Herbert H. Lehman College

Simple Pleasures: a multilevel sensorimotor intervention for nursing home residents with dementia by Linda Buettner

Therapeutic Recreation in an Elderly Persons Care Setting: A Literature Review by Robert Pressley, student of Health Studies at the Centre for Nurse Education in conjuction with Manchester Metropolitan University of the United Kingdom.

Therapeutic Recreation-Nursing Team: A Therapeutic Intervention for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia by Linda L. Buettner and Joyce Ferrario

Recreation, Leisure & Recreation Therapy Research Associations and Resources

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The Cochrane Collaboration
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
A federally-funded agency which funds contracts with US and Canadian institutions to review all relevant scientific literature on clinical, behavioral, and organization and financing topics to produce evidence reports and technology assessments.

PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals.

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