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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161075
Type:
Presentation
Title:
NP Barriers and Facilitators to Physical Activity Counseling
Abstract:
NP Barriers and Facilitators to Physical Activity Counseling
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Buchholz, Susan, PhD, ANP, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Purdue University-Calumet
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 2200 169th Street X-10, Hammond, IN, 46323, USA
Contact Telephone:(219) 989-2833
Co-Authors:Janet Purath, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor and Leslie Rittenmeyer, PhD, MSN, CNS, RN
Lack of physical activity and physical fitness contributes significantly to a high level of chronic disease in the United States. Discussing physical activity and physical fitness is an important part of health care delivery by nurse practitioners. Two focus groups consisting of nurse practitioners (N=9) were conducted in a Midwest and a Western coastal state. The purpose of the study was to examine the barriers and facilitators to counseling for physical activity and assessing for physical fitness encountered by nurse practitioners in the office setting. The participants had been nurse practitioners for 1 to 26 years (Mean=8.9, SD = 8.6), and ranged in age from 33 to 60 years old (Mean = 48, SD = 8). The all female group came from a variety of backgrounds including adult, family, and women's health, and practiced in multiple types of settings. The interviews were taped and transcribed. The transcriptions were reviewed for identifying themes and common patterns. Preliminary findings suggest that there are several barriers to physical activity counseling. These barriers include lack of time, handling acute problems instead, lack of motivation on the part of the patient, and lack of knowledge on the part of the nurse practitioner on how to motivate the patient. Facilitators to physical activity counseling include having a therapeutic relationship with the patient, using printed materials, and helping the patient to set small attainable exercise goals. Physical activity counseling is also done typically in conjunction with nutritional counseling. Walking is the most commonly suggested physical activity by nurse practitioners. The type of practice setting has an impact on how physical activity counseling is done. Minimal physical fitness assessment is done by nurse practitioners. Findings from this focus group study are being utilized to develop a nurse practitioner physical activity counseling and physical fitness assessment intervention study. [Poster Presentation]
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.titleNP Barriers and Facilitators to Physical Activity Counselingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161075-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">NP Barriers and Facilitators to Physical Activity Counseling</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Buchholz, Susan, PhD, ANP, RN</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-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</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-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(219) 989-2833</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">Janet Purath, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor and Leslie Rittenmeyer, PhD, MSN, CNS, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Lack of physical activity and physical fitness contributes significantly to a high level of chronic disease in the United States. Discussing physical activity and physical fitness is an important part of health care delivery by nurse practitioners. Two focus groups consisting of nurse practitioners (N=9) were conducted in a Midwest and a Western coastal state. The purpose of the study was to examine the barriers and facilitators to counseling for physical activity and assessing for physical fitness encountered by nurse practitioners in the office setting. The participants had been nurse practitioners for 1 to 26 years (Mean=8.9, SD = 8.6), and ranged in age from 33 to 60 years old (Mean = 48, SD = 8). The all female group came from a variety of backgrounds including adult, family, and women's health, and practiced in multiple types of settings. The interviews were taped and transcribed. The transcriptions were reviewed for identifying themes and common patterns. Preliminary findings suggest that there are several barriers to physical activity counseling. These barriers include lack of time, handling acute problems instead, lack of motivation on the part of the patient, and lack of knowledge on the part of the nurse practitioner on how to motivate the patient. Facilitators to physical activity counseling include having a therapeutic relationship with the patient, using printed materials, and helping the patient to set small attainable exercise goals. Physical activity counseling is also done typically in conjunction with nutritional counseling. Walking is the most commonly suggested physical activity by nurse practitioners. The type of practice setting has an impact on how physical activity counseling is done. Minimal physical fitness assessment is done by nurse practitioners. Findings from this focus group study are being utilized to develop a nurse practitioner physical activity counseling and physical fitness assessment intervention study. [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:15:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:15:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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