The purpose of this study was to examine the nature of leisure in a sample of older adults with intellectual disability.
Twenty-nine older adults participated in in-depth interviews.
An interview guide was utilized which included topics relating to leisure participation and social interaction in a variety of environments.
Data were analysed according to the constant comparative method.
The most pronounced theme that emerged from the data was lack of self-determination in leisure.
Participants had few opportunities to freely choose leisure in any aspect of their lives.
In many cases, opportunities for self-determined leisure were further constricted by age-related changes in the participants'lives.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arriération mentale, Loisir, Qualité vie, Service santé, Santé mentale, Organisation santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude longitudinale, Vieillard, Homme, Déficience intellectuelle, Trouble développement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental retardation, Leisure, Quality of life, Health service, Mental health, Public health organization, United States, North America, America, Follow up study, Elderly, Human, Intellectual deficiency, Developmental disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0258609
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 11/09/1998.