Teaching Patients Evidence-Based Interventions That Induce Weight Reduction and Influence Ideas About Eating

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150015
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Presentation
Title:
Teaching Patients Evidence-Based Interventions That Induce Weight Reduction and Influence Ideas About Eating
Abstract:
Teaching Patients Evidence-Based Interventions That Induce Weight Reduction and Influence Ideas About Eating
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Gardner, Elaine A., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Title:Assistant Professor
Obesity is a growing public health problem. In the United States, nearly two-thirds of adults are overweight and nearly one-third are obese. As little as 7% to 10% weight loss can produce significant positive changes in blood pressure, lipids, glucose, and insulin levels. The role of nurses is to assist patients in understanding their health and make changes for improvement. This presentation describes evidence-based tools the nurse can use to assess, plan, and intervene with patients who need to lose weight. In the assessment phase of the intervention a readiness to change eating behaviors and exercise habits is essential. The nurse and patient plan what is to be done in relation to the weight to be lost and a past history of weight loss. A weight loss goal and contract organizes the plan for the patient. Social support is necessary as the patient proceeds to lose weight. Behavioral interventions can take on many forms. One is writing down foods consumed and weight lost. Another is to plan meals ahead and know how to read food labels when shopping. Still another is thinking about personal feelings and eating and realizing how and when one eats in relation to life circumstances. Finally, the evaluation of weight loss with relapse plans are necessary as the patient proceeds to reach goals. Nurse support is essential throughout the process.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTeaching Patients Evidence-Based Interventions That Induce Weight Reduction and Influence Ideas About Eatingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150015-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Teaching Patients Evidence-Based Interventions That Induce Weight Reduction and Influence Ideas About Eating</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gardner, Elaine A., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">egardner@uams.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Obesity is a growing public health problem. In the United States, nearly two-thirds of adults are overweight and nearly one-third are obese. As little as 7% to 10% weight loss can produce significant positive changes in blood pressure, lipids, glucose, and insulin levels. The role of nurses is to assist patients in understanding their health and make changes for improvement. This presentation describes evidence-based tools the nurse can use to assess, plan, and intervene with patients who need to lose weight. In the assessment phase of the intervention a readiness to change eating behaviors and exercise habits is essential. The nurse and patient plan what is to be done in relation to the weight to be lost and a past history of weight loss. A weight loss goal and contract organizes the plan for the patient. Social support is necessary as the patient proceeds to lose weight. Behavioral interventions can take on many forms. One is writing down foods consumed and weight lost. Another is to plan meals ahead and know how to read food labels when shopping. Still another is thinking about personal feelings and eating and realizing how and when one eats in relation to life circumstances. Finally, the evaluation of weight loss with relapse plans are necessary as the patient proceeds to reach goals. Nurse support is essential throughout the process.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:14:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:14:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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