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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243458
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Community Awareness: Nutritional Patterns
Author(s):
Pusztai, Julia; Hassanein, Tarek I.; Hefner, Anna Marie; Heinlein, Catherine; Pozza, Renee
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Pusztai, Julia, RN, BSN, MSN, jpusztai@apu.edu; Hassanein, Tarek, MD, FACP, FACG; Hefner, Anna Marie, RN, MSN, MaEd, CPNP; Heinlein, Catherine, EdD, RN, PHN, RD, CDE; Pozza, Renee, RN, MSN, CNS, CFNP;
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze the reported diets of clients in a community wellness center. The Hispanic population is at higher risk for the development of fatty liver disease.' It is correlated with visceral obesity, insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and lipid deposition.' In a previously conducted survey of the community, the results identified obesity, high fat diets, lack of exercise and poor lifestyle choices as high risk factors for fatty liver disease.

Methods: Clients were enrolled in a wellness walking program in a community setting.' They were encouraged to walk daily and offered twice weekly walking sessions at the community wellness center. ''Patients recorded a 3 day diet.' Demographic, diet and risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, height, weight, and calculated BMI were collected.' The diets were evaluated for the major food groups individually and then in a group setting the major themes of the diets were discussed.' Suggestions to improve diet, incorporating the client's food preferences and income were given.

Results: Fifty clients participated in the diet summary analysis.' Demographics:' 96% Hispanic, average age: 50 years 3 months, average weight 169 pounds.'' Obese: 45.5%, overweight 36.7%, normal weight 17.8%. Gross diet analysis revealed an increase in carbohydrates and sugars in the diet.' ''Diabetic risk factors 'were'8/18''''' and the cardiovascular risk factors was''2/6'' .'' 33% of clients identified self high cholesterol levels.' There was a decrease in fruits and vegetables. Micronutrient diet analysis is being conducted.

Conclusions: Though clients are aware of the high risk factors contributing to fatty liver disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, the diet does not reflect this knowledge.' Education and heightened awareness of nutrition and the need for exercise continues to be needed.

Keywords:
diet analysis; fatty liver disease; nutrition
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleCommunity Awareness: Nutritional Patternsen
dc.contributor.authorPusztai, Juliaen
dc.contributor.authorHassanein, Tarek I.en
dc.contributor.authorHefner, Anna Marieen
dc.contributor.authorHeinlein, Catherineen
dc.contributor.authorPozza, Reneeen
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen
dc.author.detailsPusztai, Julia, RN, BSN, MSN, jpusztai@apu.edu; Hassanein, Tarek, MD, FACP, FACG; Hefner, Anna Marie, RN, MSN, MaEd, CPNP; Heinlein, Catherine, EdD, RN, PHN, RD, CDE; Pozza, Renee, RN, MSN, CNS, CFNP;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243458-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b> The purpose of this study was to analyze the reported diets of clients in a community wellness center. The Hispanic population is at higher risk for the development of fatty liver disease.' It is correlated with visceral obesity, insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and lipid deposition.' In a previously conducted survey of the community, the results identified obesity, high fat diets, lack of exercise and poor lifestyle choices as high risk factors for fatty liver disease. <p><b>Methods: </b> Clients were enrolled in a wellness walking program in a community setting.' They were encouraged to walk daily and offered twice weekly walking sessions at the community wellness center. ''Patients recorded a 3 day diet.' Demographic, diet and risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, height, weight, and calculated BMI were collected.' The diets were evaluated for the major food groups individually and then in a group setting the major themes of the diets were discussed.' Suggestions to improve diet, incorporating the client's food preferences and income were given. <p><b>Results: </b> Fifty clients participated in the diet summary analysis.' Demographics:' 96% Hispanic, average age: 50 years 3 months, average weight 169 pounds.'' Obese: 45.5%, overweight 36.7%, normal weight 17.8%. Gross diet analysis revealed an increase in carbohydrates and sugars in the diet.' ''Diabetic risk factors 'were'8/18''''' and the cardiovascular risk factors was''2/6'' .'' 33% of clients identified self high cholesterol levels.' There was a decrease in fruits and vegetables. Micronutrient diet analysis is being conducted. <p><b>Conclusions: </b> Though clients are aware of the high risk factors contributing to fatty liver disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, the diet does not reflect this knowledge.' Education and heightened awareness of nutrition and the need for exercise continues to be needed.en
dc.subjectdiet analysisen
dc.subjectfatty liver diseaseen
dc.subjectnutritionen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:22:32Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:22:32Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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