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Pressman, S. D., Matthews, K. A., Cohen, S., Martire, L. M., Scheier, M., Baum, A., Schulz, R. (2009). Association of enjoyable leisure activities with psychological and physical well-being. Psychosomatic Medicine, 71, 725-732.
To assess the frequency of engaging in restorative activities. Hobbies and other restorative leisure activities have been linked to survival after breast cancer surgery, depression in older populations, and recovery after heart surgery.
Type of Measure
Participants are asked how often they have participated in a number of leisure activities during the past month.
1 = Never, 2 = Less Than Once a Month, 3 = At Least Once a Month, 4 = At Least Once a Week, 5 = Every Day, 6 = Not Applicable/ Do Not Enjoy
Number of Items
- Quiet time by yourself
- Being in parks and other outdoors settings
Reliability in PMBC (alpha=0.73)
Prior to scoring, all items were re-coded as follows: 0=never/not applicable, 1=less than once a month, 2=at least once a month, 3=at least once a week, 4=every day. The total restorative activities score is derived by summing the 10 re-coded items.