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Table 4 Example goals and associated barriers reported by participants

From: Feasibility study of goal setting discussions between older adults and volunteers facilitated by an eHealth application: development of the Health TAPESTRY approach

Example goal Barrier
Example 1. Goal: to walk as exercise. “My legs do not allow me to walk. I develop pain whenever I walk.”
Example 2. Goal: to socialize more “I just do not feel like going out.”
Example 3. Goal: monitor and maintain diet set by dietician. “Chocolate chip cookies”
Example 4. Goal: getting more involved with community initiatives “did not have enough time to get into more initiatives- knew brother was going to be getting sick so I knew I would need time to help him”
Example 5. Goal: to keep dancing “Can’t put weight on the ankle, can’t step with ball of foot first”