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Healthcare practitioners' views and experiences of barriers and facilitators to weight management interventions for adults with intellectual disabilities.
J Appl Res Intellect Disabil ; 32(5): 1067-1077, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30983088
ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND:

Obesity is common in adults with intellectual disabilities, yet little is known about how weight management interventions are provided for this population.

METHODS:

Semi-structured interviews were held with 14 healthcare practitioners involved in weight management interventions in an English county. A study topic guide was developed to elicit practitioners' views and experiences of barriers and facilitators to weight management for adults with intellectual disabilities. Responses were analysed using thematic analysis.

RESULTS:

Several barriers are involved in weight management for people with intellectual disabilities including communication challenges, general practitioners' lack of knowledge and awareness of weight management services, inconsistencies in caring support, resource constraints, wider external circumstances surrounding the individuals and motivational issues. Facilitators include reasonable adjustments to existing weight management services. However, there is a need for specialist weight management provision for people with intellectual disabilities.

CONCLUSIONS:

This study provides suggestions for future research, policy and practice consideration.
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Atitude do Pessoal de Saúde / Pessoas com Deficiência Mental / Programas de Redução de Peso / Acesso aos Serviços de Saúde / Deficiência Intelectual / Obesidade Limite: Adulto / Humanos Idioma: Inglês Revista: J Appl Res Intellect Disabil Ano de publicação: 2019 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Reino Unido