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dc.contributor.authorSkjåkødegård, Hanna Flækøy
dc.contributor.authorHystad, Sigurd William
dc.contributor.authorBruserud, Ingvild Særvold
dc.contributor.authorConlon, Rachel P. K.
dc.contributor.authorWilfley, Denise
dc.contributor.authorFrisk, Bente
dc.contributor.authorRoelants, Mathieu
dc.contributor.authorJuliusson, Pétur Benedikt
dc.contributor.authorDanielsen, Yngvild Sørebø
dc.description.abstractBackground: To date, few studies have investigated perceived barriers among those who participate in and drop out of family-based behavioural treatment (FBT) for paediatric obesity. Examining experienced barriers during treatment, and their role in participation and completion of treatment has important implications for clinical practice. Objectives: To compare perceived barriers to participating in a family-based behavioural social facilitation treatment (FBSFT) for obesity among families who completed and did not complete treatment. Methods: Data were analysed from 90 families of children and adolescents (mean (M) age = 12.8 years, standard deviation (SD) = 3.05) with severe obesity enrolled in a 17-session FBSFT program. After completing 12 sessions or at the time of dropout, parents and therapists completed the Barriers to Treatment Participation Scale (BTPS), a 5-point Likert scale (1 = never a problem, 5 = very often a problem) which includes four subscales: 1. Stressors and obstacles that compete with treatment, 2. Treatment demands and issues, 3. Perceived relevance of treatment, 4. Relationship with the therapist. Results: Families who did not complete treatment scored significantly higher on the BTPS subscales stressors and obstacles that compete with treatment (M = 2.03, SD = 0.53 vs. M = 1.70, SD = 0.42), p = 0.010 and perceived relevance of treatment (M = 2.27, SD = 0.48 vs. M = 1.80, SD = 0.50), p < 0.001 than families who completed treatment. No other significant differences between groups were observed. Conclusion: Families are more likely to drop out of FBSFT when experiencing a high burden from life stressors or when treatment is not meeting the expectations and perceived needs of the family.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titlePerceived barriers in family-based behavioural treatment of paediatric obesity – Results from the FABO studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2022 The Author(s)en_US
dc.source.journalPediatric Obesityen_US
dc.identifier.citationPediatric Obesity. 2023, 18 (3), e12992.en_US

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