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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/253909
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Obesity Challenges for Patients and Health Care Workers
Author(s):
Henderson, Carla
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Chi Chapter
Author Details:
Carla Henderson, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE, carla.henderson@uc.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on Friday, September 21, 2012, Thursday, September 20, 2012

The number of overweight and obese patients continues to increase in the United States (U.S.).  The burden of health care cost associated with obesity and obesity-related complications is staggering and continues to grow (Center for Disease Control [CDC] 2011; Finkelstein & Strombotne, 2010). Obesity is seen as a modifiable disease and with proper care can reduce the societal burden imposed by overweight and obese patients (Roux & Donaldson, 2004). There is a need for clinical practice to address obese patients reluctance to change health behavior, acknowledge obese patients individual needs, and address health care professionals’ weight stigma and bias toward obese patients. 

This presentation will share the results of a needs assessment conducted on a medical-surgical unit at a midwestern hospital in spring 2012.  The purpose was to obtain an understanding of obese patients experiences with health care providers in relation to obesity care and barriers to obesity care. The findings indicate the majority of patients inaccurately views their own weight and denies any weight issues and are not cognizant of the actual consequences of weight on health..

Nurse leaders need to emphasize the importance of recording and discussion height and weight consistently with patients.  For health behavior to change patients need to acknowledge their weight and be able to admit its affect on health.  Health care professionals need to collectively work together in obesity education of hospitalized patients, create interventions geared to the individual patient, and get patients to actively participate. Effective interventions not only reduce the financial burden associated with obesity but also have the potential of increasing healthy lifestyles and decrease morbidity and mortality.

Keywords:
Obesity; Quality of care; Health behavior
Repository Posting Date:
29-Nov-2012
Date of Publication:
29-Nov-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
Leadership Forum 2012
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleObesity Challenges for Patients and Health Care Workersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Carlaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEta Chi Chapteren_GB
dc.author.detailsCarla Henderson, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE, carla.henderson@uc.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/253909-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Friday, September 21, 2012, Thursday, September 20, 2012</p> The number of overweight and obese patients continues to increase in the United States (U.S.).&nbsp; The burden of health care cost associated with obesity and obesity-related complications is staggering and continues to grow (Center for Disease Control [CDC] 2011; Finkelstein &amp; Strombotne, 2010). Obesity is seen as a modifiable disease and with proper care can reduce the societal burden imposed by overweight and obese patients (Roux &amp; Donaldson, 2004). There is a need for clinical practice to address obese patients reluctance to change health behavior, acknowledge obese patients individual needs, and address health care professionals&rsquo; weight stigma and bias toward obese patients.&nbsp; <p>This presentation will share the results of a needs assessment conducted on a medical-surgical unit at a midwestern hospital in spring 2012.&nbsp; The purpose was to obtain an understanding of obese patients experiences with health care providers in relation to obesity care and barriers to obesity care. The findings indicate the majority of patients inaccurately views their own weight and denies any weight issues and are not cognizant of the actual consequences of weight on health.. <p>Nurse leaders need to emphasize the importance of recording and discussion height and weight consistently with patients.&nbsp; For health behavior to change patients need to acknowledge their weight and be able to admit its affect on health.&nbsp; Health care professionals need to collectively work together in obesity education of hospitalized patients, create interventions geared to the individual patient, and get patients to actively participate. Effective interventions not only reduce the financial burden associated with obesity but also have the potential of increasing healthy lifestyles and decrease morbidity and mortality.en_GB
dc.subjectObesityen_GB
dc.subjectQuality of careen_GB
dc.subjectHealth behavioren_GB
dc.date.available2012-11-29T13:39:33Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-29-
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T13:39:33Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.nameLeadership Forum 2012en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionLeadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_GB
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