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Preliminary development of a new method for exploring the acceptability of playwork interventions with children: the Day Reconstruction Method – Child version (DRM-C)

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This article describes a new measurement tool which could be used to study the acceptability of playwork interventions from the perspective of children: the Day Reconstruction Method – Child version (DRM-C). It explores acceptability by comparing a specific intervention, in terms of how enjoyable and rewarding children find it, to other daily activities. The measure was pilot-tested on 18 children taking part in a healthy lifestyle intervention for children at risk of obesity-related health disorders to determine if it could measure how acceptable the programme was to those taking part, as well as their feelings and thoughts towards particular activities within the programme. Limitations and how these can be overcome in future research are discussed.
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Keywords: CHILDREN'S PARTICIPATION; DAY RECONSTRUCTION METHOD; PLAYWORK EVALUATION; PLAYWORK INTERVENTION

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Email: [email protected]

Publication date: 01 November 2015

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  • The Journal of Playwork Practice aims to advance playwork research and practice by providing the first ever interdisciplinary platform for the publication and dissemination of scholarship relevant to playwork practice. The Journal of Playwork Practice bridges the playwork theory-practice divide by facilitating practitioner access to research relevant to their practice, and enables researchers interested in 'playwork' to access a hitherto inaccessible field of practice and its literature.

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