Motor activation in people with PIMD: research into facilitators and barriers as perceived by direct support persons

Leontien Bossink, Annette van der Putten, Aly Waninge, Carla Vlaskamp

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Abstract

Introduction: Motor activation seems to be a minor part of the support provided to people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD). Given the high degree of dependence of people with PIMD, direct support persons are to a great extent responsible for including motor activation in their daily routine. Therefore, insight into facilitators and barriers to motor activation as perceived by direct support persons is needed. In order to develop an instrument for systematically identifying these facilitators and barriers, we explored what determinants could be related to (motor) activity in people with intellectual disabilities. In addition, we examined how these determinants differ for people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities and less severe intellectual disabilities. Method: A literature study was conducted using three databases for search terms related to facilitators and/or barriers, (motor) activity and intellectual disability. The papers were subjected to narrative synthesis. Additionally, semi-structured interviews were conducted with direct support persons of people with intellectual disabilities. Interviews were recorded, transcribed and independently open coded by two researchers. Once coding was complete, we clustered determinants and grouped these determinants into themes. Results: Determinants that could be related to (motor) activity in people with intellectual disabilities found in the literature and the interviews will be presented. Discussion: The results will be discussed in relation to the instrument for identifying facilitators and barriers to motor activation for people with PIMD and the steps that are needed to come to such an instrument.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24-Sep-2015
Event7th Roundtable of SIRG-PIMD, IASSIDD - Västerås, Sweden
Duration: 23-Sep-201525-Sep-2015

Conference

Conference7th Roundtable of SIRG-PIMD, IASSIDD
Country/TerritorySweden
CityVästerås
Period23/09/201525/09/2015

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