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標題: 園藝治療效益評估量表建置與特殊族群活動適宜性評估之研究
Studies of Establishing Benefit Assessment Measurement Scale of Horticulture Therapy and Evaluating Activity Suitability for Special Populations
作者: 歐聖榮
關鍵字: 應用研究;Horticulture Therapy;園藝;園藝治療;園藝活動;特殊族群;量表發展;質性研究;Horticultural Activity;Special Populations;Scale Development;Qualitative Research
According to the American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA),horticulture therapy is seen as a process utilizing plants and horticulturalactivities to improve social, educational, psychological and physicaladjustment of persons thus improving their body, mind, and spirit. Previousstudies have also proved the above-mentioned benefits. In recent years,benefits of horticulture therapy and its related studies are getting attentionsin Taiwan. However, when developing horticulture therapy plans fordifferent populations especially physically or psychological disabled ones,the most encountered problems are how to design activities meeting withparticipants' demand and evaluate benefits generated from horticulturetherapy. Comprehensively analyzing related researches, the study finds outthat most of the activities being used in horticulture therapy studies are verysimilar and belong to basic horticulture activities such as seeding, planting,propagation, and horticultural crafting. The suitability of these horticultureactivities for different populations has not yet been examined. Furthermore,when evaluating benefits of horticulture therapy, most of the researchersadopt or modify the existing measurement scales, the reliability and validityare questionable. Up to date, there still lacks of the benefit assessmentmeasurement scale of horticulture therapy which is suitable for Taiwan'spopulation. Therefore, the purposes of this research are to establish thebenefit assessment measurement scale of horticulture therapy and evaluateactivity suitability for special populations.To accomplish the research purposes, the study will utilize bothqualitative and quantitative methods and will proceed with two stages in twoyears. In the first stage, the study will adopt qualitative method to getpossible benefits generated from the related implementers with horticulturetherapy in terms of depth interviews and content analysis and follow thescale making procedures to construct the comprehensive benefit assessmentmeasurement scale of horticulture therapy. The research result of this stagewill not only provide an evaluation tool for researchers in the future, but alsowill be used as a foundation for the second year study. In the second stage,the study will interview medical staffs to find out the suitable activities forspecial populations such as dementia, autism, and learning disability. Afterconfirming the suitable activities, the study will implement the horticulturetherapy plans and use the scale to evaluate benefits obtained by studysamples. The research results of the second stage will provide types ofhorticulture activity suitable for special populations and design referencesfor implementers of horticulture therapy.

其他識別: NSC99-2410-H005-060
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