Which elements of socially prescribed activities most improve wellbeing?

Karen McKenzie*, Ryan Diston, Kara Murray

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-41
JournalNursing times
Volume117
Issue number7
Early online date14 Jun 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2021

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