Barriers to Participation in a Telemedicine-Based, Family-Based Behavioral Group Treatment Program for Pediatric Obesity: Qualitative Findings From Rural Caregivers
Children's Health Care
This study examined factors influencing rural caregivers’ decision to decline participation in a healthy lifestyle intervention. Eligible caregivers of rural children who declined participation in a healthy lifestyle intervention were interviewed regarding reasons for declining. Inductive thematic analyses were conducted for responses. Caregiver interviews (n = 16) resulted in 5 saturated themes: (1) rural families’ household schedules prohibit participation, (2) preference for diverse treatment approaches, (3) desire for information across multimedia platforms, and more communication with a point-of-contact, (4) support for an inclusive approach integrated with existing school practices, and (5) caregivers had an understanding of behaviors that promote health.
Hoft G, Forseth B, Trofimoff A, Bangash M, Davis AM. Barriers to Participation in a Telemedicine-Based, Family-Based Behavioral Group Treatment Program for Pediatric Obesity: Qualitative Findings From Rural Caregivers. Children's Health Care. 2023; . doi: 10.1080/02739615.2023.2189116.