Carers' perspectives of a weight loss intervention for adults with intellectual disabilities and obesity: a qualitative study.

@article{Spanos2013CarersPO,
  title={Carers' perspectives of a weight loss intervention for adults with intellectual disabilities and obesity: a qualitative study.},
  author={Dimitrios Spanos and Catherine Ruth Hankey and Susan L. Boyle and Philip Koshy and Susan Macmillan and Lynsay Matthews and Sarah Miller and Viki Penpraze and Carol Pert and Nigel Robinson and Craig Melville},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  year={2013},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={90-102}
}
BACKGROUND To date, no studies have explored the role of carers in supporting adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) and obesity during a weight loss intervention. The present study explored perceptions of carers supporting adults with ID, as they participated in a 6-month multi-component weight loss intervention (TAKE 5). METHODS Semi-structured interviews were used to explore the experiences of 24 carers. The transcripts were analysed qualitatively using thematic analysis. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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