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dc.contributorLaw, Matthew T
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Rachelle A
dc.identifier.citationMartin, R. A. (2019). Knowledge Translation Resources: Evaluating the effectiveness of therapeutic horse riding in changing health outcomes for children experiencing disability. Developed for Rachelle Martin by Matthew Law (designer).en
dc.description.abstractBackground: Therapeutic horse riding (THR) is a complex intervention using horses and horse-related activities to positively influence health in people who experience disability. Evaluating the effectiveness of THR interventions is made more complex by a lack of clarity about ingredients, mechanisms of treatment effect, and intended treatment targets of THR. Aim of research: To evaluate the effectiveness of a THR intervention – what works for which riders, in what contexts, to what extent and how. Methodology: Within a critical realist framework, three phases of research were undertaken using a mix of methods, culminating in an analytical synthesis in which findings from all three phases were integrated into one overall evaluative account. Findings: Three key mechanisms of intervention effect are proposed: (1) THR facilitates development of a rider’s self-concept through opportunities for accessible, meaningful participation; (2) the context in which THR is provided promotes a focus on riders’ capacities and strengths; and (3) THR provides opportunities for a broad range of learning experiences. Conclusion: THR provides opportunities for meaningful occupational participation for children experiencing disability. These resources were developed to communicate key findings to stakeholders: an infographic outlining the key research findings, including key mechanisms of effect contributing to changes in health outcomes; and a comic communicating these same findings in a way that is accessible for children.en_NZ
dc.publisherDeveloped for Rachelle Martin by Matthew Law (designer)en_NZ
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dc.subjectTherapeutic horse ridingen_NZ
dc.subjectdisabled childrenen_NZ
dc.subjecthealth outcomesen_NZ
dc.subjectmechanisms of intervention effecten_NZ
dc.titleKnowledge Translation Resources: Evaluating the effectiveness of therapeutic horse riding in changing health outcomes for children experiencing disabilityen_NZ
dc.title.alternativeUnpacking the magicen_NZ
dc.title.alternativeWhy I go horse riding at RDAen_NZ
otago.schoolRehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Otago Wellingtonen_NZ
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