Barriers and Best Practices

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Top-rated Barriers from the Disability and Health Perceived Barriers Questionnaire. There were 115 participants in the Living Well group and 224 participants in the Exercise Recruitment group. The top-ranked barrier for both the Living Well group and the Exercise Recruitment group was “I get tired easily”. The Living Well group mean severity rating was1.25 and the Exercise Recruitment group was 2.21. The second-ranked barrier for both the Living Well group and the Exercise Recruitment group was “I have pain when I do too much”. The Living Well group mean severity rating was1.21 and the Exercise Recruitment group was 1.95. The third-ranked barrier for both the Living Well group and the Exercise Recruitment group was “My disability is limiting me too much these days”. The Living Well group mean severity rating was 0.84 and the Exercise Recruitment group was 1.47. The fourth-ranked barrier for the Living Well Group was “I will need someone to help me” and its mean severity rating was 0.80. This barrier ranked twelfth with the Exercise Recruitment group and its mean severity rating was 0.75. The fifth-ranked barrier for the Living Well group was “I don’t have accessible transportation” and its mean severity rating was 0.69. This barrier ranked seventh with the Exercise Recruitment group and its mean severity rating was 0.95. The sixth-ranked barrier for the Living Well group was “I lose control over my bowel and bladder functions” and its mean severity rating was 0.69. This barrier was ranked fourteenth by the Exercise Recruitment group and its mean severity rating was 0.57. The Exercise Recruitment group’s sixth-ranked barrier was “I’m too busy to take time away from other important activities” and its mean severity rating was 1.03. This barrier ranked nineteenth with the Living Well group and its mean severity rating was 0.24. The seventh-ranked barrier for the Living Well group was “The weather is often too bad to get out” and its mean severity rating was 0.66. This barrier ranked fourth for the Exercise Recruitment group and its mean severity rating was 1.21. The eighth-ranked barrier for the Living Well group was “Buildings are not accessible to me” and its mean severity rating was 0.66. This barrier ranked seventeenth for the Exercise Recruitment group and its mean severity rating was 0.40. The eighth-ranked barrier for the Exercise Recruitment group was “Chemicals in the environment bother me” and its mean severity rating was 0.87. This barrier ranked eighteenth for the Living Well group and its mean severity rating was 0.31. The ninth-ranked barrier for the Living Well group was “I have a hard time thinking and concentrating” and its mean severity rating was 0.60. This barrier ranked fifth for the Exercise Recruitment group and its mean severity rating was 1.18. The ninth-ranked barrier for the Exercise Recruitment group was “My weight makes it hard to get around” and its mean severity rating was 0.82. This barrier ranked thirteenth for the Living Well group and its mean severity rating was 0.40. The tenth-ranked barrier for both the Living Well group and the Exercise Recruitment group was “My daily self-care needs take too much energy”. The mean severity rating for the Living Well group was 0.58 and 0.81 for the Exercise Recruitment group.

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