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The Wildman Programme. A Nature-Based Rehabilitation Programme Enhancing Quality of Life for Men on Long-Term Sick Leave: Study Protocol for a Matched Controlled Study In Denmark

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Department of Psychology, University of Southern Denmark, 5230 Odense M, Denmark
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Department of Work Science, Business Economics and Environmental Psychology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE-230 53 Alnarp, Sweden
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(10), 3368; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17103368
Received: 20 March 2020 / Revised: 4 May 2020 / Accepted: 6 May 2020 / Published: 12 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nature-Based Therapies and Human Health)
Many men have poor mental health and need help to recover. However, designing a rehabilitation intervention that appeals to men is challenging. This study protocol aims to describe the ‘Wildman Programme’, which will be a nature-based rehabilitation programme for men on long-term sick leave due to health problems such as stress, anxiety, depression, post-cancer and chronic cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiovascular disease, or diabetes type II. The programme will be a nature-based rehabilitation initiative combining nature experiences, attention training, body awareness training, and supporting community spirit. The aim of the study will be to examine whether the ‘Wildman Programme’ can help to increase quality of life and reduce stress among men with health problems compared to treatment as usual. The study will be a matched control study where an intervention group (number of respondents, N = 52) participating in a 12-week nature-based intervention will be compared to a control group (N = 52) receiving treatment as usual. Outcomes are measured at baseline (T1), post-treatment (T2), and at follow up 6 months post-intervention (T3). The results of this study will be important to state whether the method in the ‘Wildman Programme’ can be implemented as a rehabilitation offer in the Danish Healthcare System to help men with different health problems. View Full-Text
Keywords: nature-based intervention; men; stress; quality of life; chronic illness; mental health; nature–body–mind–community (NBMC); biophilia; supportive environment theory (SET) nature-based intervention; men; stress; quality of life; chronic illness; mental health; nature–body–mind–community (NBMC); biophilia; supportive environment theory (SET)
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Høegmark, S.; Elmose Andersen, T.; Grahn, P.; Kaya Roessler, K. The Wildman Programme. A Nature-Based Rehabilitation Programme Enhancing Quality of Life for Men on Long-Term Sick Leave: Study Protocol for a Matched Controlled Study In Denmark. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 3368. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17103368

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Høegmark S, Elmose Andersen T, Grahn P, Kaya Roessler K. The Wildman Programme. A Nature-Based Rehabilitation Programme Enhancing Quality of Life for Men on Long-Term Sick Leave: Study Protocol for a Matched Controlled Study In Denmark. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(10):3368. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17103368

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Høegmark, Simon, Tonny Elmose Andersen, Patrik Grahn, and Kirsten Kaya Roessler. 2020. "The Wildman Programme. A Nature-Based Rehabilitation Programme Enhancing Quality of Life for Men on Long-Term Sick Leave: Study Protocol for a Matched Controlled Study In Denmark" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 10: 3368. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17103368

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