Experiences and evaluation of weight control approaches among polio survivors

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/275815
Title:
Experiences and evaluation of weight control approaches among polio survivors
Authors:
Quinn, Frances
Abstract:
This dissertation explored the experiences of polio surviors with weight control to determine if it was a particular issue for this group and to assess what invertentions are used, how limited mobility has been taken into account, and what factors contribute to success or difficulty. A questionnaire was advertised on the British Polio website and in its member magazine. A thematic analysis was used on the responses to open questions. 141 replies were obtained. The age polio contraction age and physical disability level matched that published from the UK epidemics. These were divided into lifetime weight managers, active weight managers and weight gainers for analysis. Eleven themes emerged on feeling around weight and success and difficulties on weight control. These showed that weight control is an issue for polio survivors and is strongly linked to mobility. Successful methods used were similar to general population studies. Issues emerged on the dietary strictness observed, the beliefs on ability to exercise and the support available from professionals. Polio survivors are concerned about weight control, most because of its effect on mobility. Some are at risk of nutritional inadequacy. The beliefs about exercise need to explored in more depth due to the impact on health. The use of BMI risk threshold may not be relevant for this group.
Advisors:
Morris, Mike; Fallows, Stephen
Publisher:
University of Chester
Publication Date:
Oct-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/275815
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorMorris, Mikeen_GB
dc.contributor.advisorFallows, Stephenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorQuinn, Francesen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-25T11:27:04Z-
dc.date.available2013-03-25T11:27:04Z-
dc.date.issued2012-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/275815-
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation explored the experiences of polio surviors with weight control to determine if it was a particular issue for this group and to assess what invertentions are used, how limited mobility has been taken into account, and what factors contribute to success or difficulty. A questionnaire was advertised on the British Polio website and in its member magazine. A thematic analysis was used on the responses to open questions. 141 replies were obtained. The age polio contraction age and physical disability level matched that published from the UK epidemics. These were divided into lifetime weight managers, active weight managers and weight gainers for analysis. Eleven themes emerged on feeling around weight and success and difficulties on weight control. These showed that weight control is an issue for polio survivors and is strongly linked to mobility. Successful methods used were similar to general population studies. Issues emerged on the dietary strictness observed, the beliefs on ability to exercise and the support available from professionals. Polio survivors are concerned about weight control, most because of its effect on mobility. Some are at risk of nutritional inadequacy. The beliefs about exercise need to explored in more depth due to the impact on health. The use of BMI risk threshold may not be relevant for this group.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.subjectmobilityen_GB
dc.subjectdisabilityen_GB
dc.subjectunder-nutritionen_GB
dc.subjectBMIen_GB
dc.titleExperiences and evaluation of weight control approaches among polio survivorsen_GB
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMScen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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