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ERIC Number: EJ1065477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Understanding the Implementation Process of a Multi-Component Health Promotion Intervention for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in Sweden
Sundblom, Elinor; Bergström, Helena; Ellinder, Liselotte Schäfer
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v28 n4 p296-306 Jul 2015
Background: There is a need to better understand implementation processes of health interventions. This study describes the implementation of a multicomponent intervention to improve diet and physical activity among adults with intellectual disabilities, viewed from the perspectives of staff and managers. Materials and Methods: All health ambassadors (n = 12), appointed among staff and managers (n = 5) taking part of a health intervention in community residences in Sweden, were interviewed with a focus on barriers and facilitators regarding implementation of the intervention. Data were analysed using content analysis. Results: The overarching theme describes the importance of supporting motivation for change among managers, caregivers and residents. The experiences of the implementation process are described in four main categories: intervention characteristics, individual commitment, organizational capacity and societal factors. Conclusion: The implementation can be facilitated by a programme meeting perceived needs, a flexible and participatory approach, external input and an extensive preparation phase.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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