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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159180
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Promotion Intervention for the Medically Uninsured
Abstract:
Health Promotion Intervention for the Medically Uninsured
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Buchholz, Susan, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Purdue University Calumet
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 2200 169th Street X-10, Hammond, IN, 46323, USA
Co-Authors:L. Miskovich-Riddle and P. Gerard, School of Nursing, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN
Healthy People 2010 health promotion objectives include increasing the number of adults who are at a healthy weight, increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, and increasing the number of adults engaged in physical activity. Medically uninsured patients represent a vulnerable population with regards to health promotion. Overweight and obese patients at two clinics for the medically uninsured, have been given the opportunity to participate in a six-month nutritional and physical activity intervention. This quasi-experimental intervention provides monthly one-on-one nutritional and physical activity counseling with a RN. The PAR-Q is utilized to determine that it is medically safe for the participants to increase their physical activity with a walking program. Patients meet one time per month with a RN, who bases the nutritional and physical activity intervention on a three-day diet diary and a monthly pedometer log. Instructions are provided to decrease caloric consumption by 100 calories per day, while increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, and increasing daily steps as measured by a pedometer. Forty-six participants have completed three months of the intervention; these participants include 40 women and 6 men who are between the ages of 24 to 64 years of age (X = 40; SD = 9). The participants demonstrate that the BMI at baseline (X = 38.90, SD = 11.57), is significantly different (p<.01) than the BMI at the third month (X = 38.08, SD = 8.53). Waist measurement is also significantly different (p =.04) from baseline (X = 48.01, SD = 14.34) to the third month (X = 44.36, SD = 6.34). There is no significant difference in the number of fruits and vegetables eaten at baseline, in comparison to the third month. Pedometer steps increased significantly (p = 001) from baseline (X = 4672, SD = 2343) to the third month (X = 4844, SD = 3348). Many of the participants are completing the last three months of the intervention. Uninsured patients face multiple barriers in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Finding interventions that help overweight and obese medically uninsured patients lose weight, eat healthier and walk more, will increase overall health in this population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Promotion Intervention for the Medically Uninsureden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159180-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Promotion Intervention for the Medically Uninsured</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Buchholz, Susan, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Purdue University Calumet</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 2200 169th Street X-10, Hammond, IN, 46323, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">buchholz@calumet.purdue.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">L. Miskovich-Riddle and P. Gerard, School of Nursing, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Healthy People 2010 health promotion objectives include increasing the number of adults who are at a healthy weight, increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, and increasing the number of adults engaged in physical activity. Medically uninsured patients represent a vulnerable population with regards to health promotion. Overweight and obese patients at two clinics for the medically uninsured, have been given the opportunity to participate in a six-month nutritional and physical activity intervention. This quasi-experimental intervention provides monthly one-on-one nutritional and physical activity counseling with a RN. The PAR-Q is utilized to determine that it is medically safe for the participants to increase their physical activity with a walking program. Patients meet one time per month with a RN, who bases the nutritional and physical activity intervention on a three-day diet diary and a monthly pedometer log. Instructions are provided to decrease caloric consumption by 100 calories per day, while increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, and increasing daily steps as measured by a pedometer. Forty-six participants have completed three months of the intervention; these participants include 40 women and 6 men who are between the ages of 24 to 64 years of age (X = 40; SD = 9). The participants demonstrate that the BMI at baseline (X = 38.90, SD = 11.57), is significantly different (p&lt;.01) than the BMI at the third month (X = 38.08, SD = 8.53). Waist measurement is also significantly different (p =.04) from baseline (X = 48.01, SD = 14.34) to the third month (X = 44.36, SD = 6.34). There is no significant difference in the number of fruits and vegetables eaten at baseline, in comparison to the third month. Pedometer steps increased significantly (p = 001) from baseline (X = 4672, SD = 2343) to the third month (X = 4844, SD = 3348). Many of the participants are completing the last three months of the intervention. Uninsured patients face multiple barriers in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Finding interventions that help overweight and obese medically uninsured patients lose weight, eat healthier and walk more, will increase overall health in this population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:46:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:46:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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