To ‘just be relaxed and with your own thoughts’: Experiences of aquatic activity amongst individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia

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To ‘just be relaxed and with your own thoughts’ : Experiences of aquatic activity amongst individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia. / Evans, Adam Brian.

I: Loisir et Societe, Bind 40, Nr. 2, 2017, s. 175-192.

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Evans, AB 2017, 'To ‘just be relaxed and with your own thoughts’: Experiences of aquatic activity amongst individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia', Loisir et Societe, bind 40, nr. 2, s. 175-192. https://doi.org/10.1080/07053436.2017.1328783

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Evans, A. B. (2017). To ‘just be relaxed and with your own thoughts’: Experiences of aquatic activity amongst individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia. Loisir et Societe, 40(2), 175-192. https://doi.org/10.1080/07053436.2017.1328783

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Evans AB. To ‘just be relaxed and with your own thoughts’: Experiences of aquatic activity amongst individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia. Loisir et Societe. 2017;40(2):175-192. https://doi.org/10.1080/07053436.2017.1328783

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Evans, Adam Brian. / To ‘just be relaxed and with your own thoughts’ : Experiences of aquatic activity amongst individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia. I: Loisir et Societe. 2017 ; Bind 40, Nr. 2. s. 175-192.

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