Survey of Barriers and Facilitators to Engagement in a Multidisciplinary Healthy Lifestyles Program for Children.

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dc.contributor.author Wild, Cervantee en
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Niamh A en
dc.contributor.author Lee, Arier en
dc.contributor.author Cave, Tami L en
dc.contributor.author Willing, Esther J en
dc.contributor.author Cormack, Donna en
dc.contributor.author Hofman, Paul en
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Yvonne en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-13T03:00:11Z en
dc.date.issued 2020-05 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 01 Jan 2019 en
dc.identifier.issn 1499-4046 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49964 en
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE:To understand facilitators and barriers to engagement in a multidisciplinary assessment and intervention program for children and adolescents with obesity, particularly for Māori, the Indigenous people of New Zealand. METHODS:Whānau Pakari participants and caregivers (n = 71, 21% response rate) referred to the family-based healthy lifestyles program in Taranaki, New Zealand, were asked to participate in a confidential survey, which collected self-reported attendance levels and agreement with statements around service accessibility and appropriateness and open-text comments identifying barriers and facilitators to attendance. RESULTS:Self-reported attendance levels were higher when respondents reported sessions to be conveniently located (P = .03) and lower when respondents considered other priorities as more important for their family (P = .02). Māori more frequently reported that past experiences of health care influenced their decision to attend (P = .03). Facilitators included perceived convenience of the program, parental motivation to improve child health, and ongoing support from the program. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS:Program convenience and parental and/or self-motivation to improve health were facilitators of attendance. Further research is required to understand the relationship between past experiences with health care and subsequent engagement with services. en
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dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior en
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.title Survey of Barriers and Facilitators to Engagement in a Multidisciplinary Healthy Lifestyles Program for Children. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jneb.2019.10.010 en
pubs.issue 5 en
pubs.begin-page 528 en
pubs.volume 52 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
pubs.end-page 534 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 789809 en
pubs.org-id Liggins Institute en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Population Health en
pubs.org-id Epidemiology & Biostatistics en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Paediatrics Child & Youth Hlth en
pubs.org-id Te Kupenga Hauora Maori en
pubs.org-id Office of Tumuaki en
dc.identifier.eissn 1878-2620 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-11-30 en
pubs.dimensions-id 31780274 en


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