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dc.contributor.authorSkelly, Laura J.
dc.contributor.authorSmyth, Philomena P.
dc.contributor.authorDonnelly, Mark P.
dc.contributor.authorLeslie, Julian C.
dc.contributor.authorLeader, Geraldine
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, Liz
dc.contributor.authorMcDowell, Claire
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-05T10:17:51Z
dc.date.available2021-01-05T10:17:51Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-24
dc.identifier.citationSkelly, Laura J., Smyth, Philomena P., Donnelly, Mark P., Leslie, Julian C., Leader, Geraldine, Simpson, Liz, & McDowell, Claire. (2020). Factors that potentially influence successful weight loss for adults with intellectual disabilities: A qualitative comparison. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. doi:10.1177/1744629520931681en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1744-6295
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/16404
dc.description.abstractBackground: People with intellectual disabilities are more at risk of obesity than the general population. Emerging literature indicates that multicomponent interventions are most effective, however, individual results are variable and little research exists as to why this is the case. Methods: Focus groups were conducted to explore lived experiences between two groups of adults with intellectual disabilities; an overweight group (n= 6) and a group identified as successful in losing weight (n= 6). Similarities and differences were explored across four domains. Transcripts were produced and analysed using Theoretical Thematic Analysis. Results: Similarities included service centre supports, basic food knowledge and issues restricting independence. The successful weight loss group had also internalised health messages, engaged with external reinforcement programmes, responded to positive feedback and demonstrated healthier dietary habits. Conclusion: Weight management interventions would benefit from understanding the influence that internalisation of health messages, effective reinforcement systems and positive feedback can have on supporting the adoption of healthier habits.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipThe author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This research was supported by funding from the charity RESPECT and the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under REA grant agreement no. PCOFUND-GA-2013-608728. Additional funding for PhD research was provided by Department of Education and Learning (DEL).en_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofJournal Of Intellectual Disabilitiesen
dc.subjectPHYSICAL-ACTIVITYen_IE
dc.subjectBODY DISSATISFACTIONen_IE
dc.subjectLEARNING-DISABILITIESen_IE
dc.subjectMENTAL-RETARDATIONen_IE
dc.subjectTREATMENT PROGRAMen_IE
dc.subjectYOUNG-ADULTSen_IE
dc.subjectFOCUS GROUPSen_IE
dc.subjectOBESITYen_IE
dc.subjectHEALTHen_IE
dc.subjectOVERWEIGHTen_IE
dc.titleFactors that potentially influence successful weight loss for adults with intellectual disabilities: A qualitative comparisonen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2020-12-15T17:45:56Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1744629520931681
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://doi.org/10.1177/1744629520931681en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.contributor.funderSeventh Framework Programmeen_IE
dc.internal.rssid21776767
dc.local.contactGeraldine Leader, Dept. Of Psychology, Room 203, St. Anthony'S, Nui Galway. 3434 Email: geraldine.leader@nuigalway.ie
dc.local.copyrightcheckedYes - open access
dc.local.versionPUBLISHED
dcterms.projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP3::PEOPLE/608728/EU/Assistive Technologies in Autism and Intellectual Disability/ASSISTIDen_IE
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