Instructions for Reviewer
From review of the medical literature, 18 potential barriers for weight-loss and fitness have been identified that might apply to adults with Intellectual Disability. The purpose of this survey is to determine the perceptions of various groups (e.g. physicians, dietitians, family members, caregivers, general population, etc.) regarding possible causes of failure of any program designed to promote physical fitness in adults with Intellectual Disability.
Assign a number from 0-3 for your perceived importance of each category of the 18 items, with 0 being of no significance, 1 being low significance, 2 being moderate significance, and 3 being high significance regarding success or failure of any fitness program.
For example, if you feel that “caregiver support” (item 15) is very important, assign a “3”. If you feel that having an “obesity register” of patients with obesity for your company (item 13) is a waste of time, assign a “0”. You may feel that all these items are important, or none are important, or somewhere in between, so assign accordingly.
You may also add additional “Barriers” we have not considered, in the space provided at the end of the survey.
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- Bosch, M., Van der Weijden, T., Wensing, M., & Grol, M. Tailoring Quality Improvement Interventions to Identified Barriers: A Multiple Case Analysis. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2007; 13: 161-168.
- Fastenau, J., Kolotkin, R., Fujioka, K., Alba, M., Canovatchel, W., & Traina, S. A call to action to inform patient-centred approaches to obesity management: Development of a disease-illness model, Clinical Obesity. 2019; 9: e12309. https://doi.org/10.1111/cob.12309