publication . Article . 2012

P04.85. Addressing nature deficit disorder: a quantitative survey study of multidimensional aspects of well-being among young adults at a wilderness camp

S Warber; M Bialko; A Dehudy; K Irvine;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2012 Journal: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, volume 12, issue Suppl 1, pages P355-P355 (eissn: 1472-6882, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
Abstract
Purpose The health and well-being of America’s youth is increasingly in jeopardy due to a‘screen-based’ culture that decreases exposure to the natural world. We hypothesized that interactions with nature would promote physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual well-being. To investigate this claim, we surveyed young adults at a three-week science and wilderness camp in rural West Virginia. Methods Online surveys were administered pre-camp to both campers and staff (n=46; 65% female, 35% staff, 18-31 years old, 51% from suburban/urban areas). Scales measuring nature experience were modified from previous research in camp settings. Validated, reliable instr...
Subjects
free text keywords: Poster Presentation, Complementary and alternative medicine, Other systems of medicine, RZ201-999, General Medicine
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NIH| International Research Conference on Integrative Medicine
Project
  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 3R13AT007128-01S1
  • Funding stream: NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
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