At the sponsoring agency's request, the RERT and REE interventions took place during the regularly schedule sports and recreation time.
The RERT group participated in adventure and recreation-based activities covering the same treatment objectives as the REE group for the first hour and then spent the remaining hour participating in the regularly scheduled sports and recreation program.
A similar process was used for the RERT group during an adventure activity, climbing an artificial rock wall.
Only 4% of the RERT treatment group reported feelings of boredom.
The recreation therapy (RERT) treatment group scores were comparable to the REE group showing a slightly lower, mean score (32.2 vs.
Another benefit of the RERT intervention should be considered in light of the literature on adventure and challenge.
Intrinsic motivation is linked to another important finding in this study, the participants self-reported having fun and enjoying the activities provided in the RERT group.