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Casual leisure and the sensory diet: a concept for improving quality of life in neuropalliative conditions

Casual leisure and the sensory diet: a concept for improving quality of life in neuropalliative conditions
Casual leisure and the sensory diet: a concept for improving quality of life in neuropalliative conditions
This case report describes the leisure lifestyle of two individuals with neuropalliative conditions who expressed themselves satisfied with their use of leisure time and whose leisure occupations were based around sensory stimulation to each of the five senses, proprioception and vestibular stimulation in turn. It evaluates the concept of leisure as a means of giving a meaning to life and therefore increasing quality of life, suggests greater use of the existing sensory diet framework in the domain of neuropalliative conditions and proposes a direction for future research in order to provide casual leisure opportunities for individuals with severe cognitive dysfunction in order to improve their quality of life.
neurological disability, locked in syndrome, huntington's disease, leisure, sensory diet, casual leisure
1053-8135
369-376
Fenech, Anne
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Baker, Mark
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Fenech, Anne
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Baker, Mark
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Fenech, Anne and Baker, Mark (2008) Casual leisure and the sensory diet: a concept for improving quality of life in neuropalliative conditions. NeuroRehabilitation, 23 (4), 369-376. (PMID:18820402)

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This case report describes the leisure lifestyle of two individuals with neuropalliative conditions who expressed themselves satisfied with their use of leisure time and whose leisure occupations were based around sensory stimulation to each of the five senses, proprioception and vestibular stimulation in turn. It evaluates the concept of leisure as a means of giving a meaning to life and therefore increasing quality of life, suggests greater use of the existing sensory diet framework in the domain of neuropalliative conditions and proposes a direction for future research in order to provide casual leisure opportunities for individuals with severe cognitive dysfunction in order to improve their quality of life.

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Published date: 12 September 2008
Keywords: neurological disability, locked in syndrome, huntington's disease, leisure, sensory diet, casual leisure

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Local EPrints ID: 154121
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/154121
ISSN: 1053-8135
PURE UUID: 3ac96824-7ed5-4431-8aca-81562a1ae117
ORCID for Anne Fenech: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5187-2912

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Date deposited: 24 May 2010 15:47
Last modified: 02 Dec 2019 21:20

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Author: Anne Fenech ORCID iD
Author: Mark Baker

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