This study explores the self-regulation and adaptation of leisure activities among adults with arthritis. A pilot study was conducted with a diverse sample of 178 adults to examine how their arthritis affects leisure involvement and health (physical, emotional, and social). Results from this study indicate that adults use strategies associated with the model of selective optimization with compensation (SOC) to adapt and self-regulate their leisure activities. In this study, use of each dimension of SOC with the exception of lossbased selection was associated with positive health outcomes. Our findings suggest that use of these strategies varies by individuals' resources and marital status.
- Mental health
- Physical health
- Selective optimization with compensation (SOC)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Professions (miscellaneous)
- Geriatrics and Gerontology