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Salus Per Aqua - What Is Health To You? A study investigating how to connect the dots between health care, health maintenance, rehabilitation and spa

Neldeborn, Emma LU (2012) PSYK01 20121
Department of Psychology
Abstract
In this study the relationship between spa visiting and health aspects was investigated. An Internet survey was developed and out of 152 participants a group of 54 non-spa visitors who had never been to a spa before were compared to a group of 38 spa visitors who frequently had attended a spa. The results showed that spa visitors had significantly higher levels of well-being and nature connectedness than non-spa visitors. Concerning mindfulness, no significant difference were found between the groups. These results could indicate that spa visiting has positive effects on the psychological health of individuals but could also indicate a selection bias in that it could not be excluded that spa visitors had a higher subjective well-being and... (More)
In this study the relationship between spa visiting and health aspects was investigated. An Internet survey was developed and out of 152 participants a group of 54 non-spa visitors who had never been to a spa before were compared to a group of 38 spa visitors who frequently had attended a spa. The results showed that spa visitors had significantly higher levels of well-being and nature connectedness than non-spa visitors. Concerning mindfulness, no significant difference were found between the groups. These results could indicate that spa visiting has positive effects on the psychological health of individuals but could also indicate a selection bias in that it could not be excluded that spa visitors had a higher subjective well-being and nature connectedness even prior to visiting spas. More research is needed regarding this issue.

Keywords: Spa, health, health care, health maintenance, rehabilitation, well-being, mindfulness, nature connectedness, individuals. (Less)
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author
Neldeborn, Emma LU
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PSYK01 20121
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Spa, health, health care, health maintenance, rehabilitation, well-being, mindfulness, nature connectedness, individuals
language
English
id
3046158
date added to LUP
2012-09-03 10:28:16
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  abstract     = {In this study the relationship between spa visiting and health aspects was investigated. An Internet survey was developed and out of 152 participants a group of 54 non-spa visitors who had never been to a spa before were compared to a group of 38 spa visitors who frequently had attended a spa. The results showed that spa visitors had significantly higher levels of well-being and nature connectedness than non-spa visitors. Concerning mindfulness, no significant difference were found between the groups. These results could indicate that spa visiting has positive effects on the psychological health of individuals but could also indicate a selection bias in that it could not be excluded that spa visitors had a higher subjective well-being and nature connectedness even prior to visiting spas. More research is needed regarding this issue.

Keywords: Spa, health, health care, health maintenance, rehabilitation, well-being, mindfulness, nature connectedness, individuals.},
  author       = {Neldeborn, Emma},
  keyword      = {Spa,health,health care,health maintenance,rehabilitation,well-being,mindfulness,nature connectedness,individuals},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Salus Per Aqua - What Is Health To You? A study investigating how to connect the dots between health care, health maintenance, rehabilitation and spa},
  year         = {2012},
}