Exercise-, nature- and socially interactive-based initiatives improve mood and self-esteem in the clinical population

@article{Barton2012ExerciseNA,
  title={Exercise-, nature- and socially interactive-based initiatives improve mood and self-esteem in the clinical population},
  author={Jo Barton and Murray Griffin and Jules Pretty},
  journal={Perspectives in Public Health},
  year={2012},
  volume={132},
  pages={89 - 96}
}
Aims: This study evaluated two existing group-based health promotion initiatives (a social club and a swimming group) and compared these to a new green exercise programme (weekly countryside and urban park walks). Methods: Participants represented a clinical population (N = 53) and were all experiencing a range of mental health problems. They only attended one of the three programmes and sessions were held once a week for six weeks in all initiatives. Composite questionnaires incorporating two… 

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