Recreation participation patterns of individuals have been found to vary by region of the country, culture, income, education and by other factors. A handicapping condition also alters this pattern particularly compared to the "normal" population. This article details the difference in participation patterns of adult multiple sclerosis victims and similar adults without multiple sclerosis and investigates the influence that the family has on that participation. It has been found that both similarities and differences exist and the influence of the family becomes a critical factor in the leisure lifestyle of the handicapped.
Kelsey, Craig W.
"Recreation Participation Patterns of the Handicapped: The Influence of the Family,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 7
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol7/iss3/6