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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603337
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Waist Circumference as a Measurement Tool for Pediatric Obesity
Author(s):
Weiser, Jeanette Marlene
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Omicron Iota
Author Details:
Jeanette Marlene Weiser, RN, APRN, FNP-C, jnetweiser@gmail.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Waist Circumference as a Tool in Pediatric Obesity Screening Background: The focus of this project was exploring methods for the early identification of childhood obesity. Significance: With the advent of electronic health records, and Meaningful Use requirements, there has been an additional push to obtain accurate height, weight, and BMI measurements on all patients, both child and adult. Unfortunately, BMI alone does not provide an accurate representation on the health status of the patient. An extensive literature review revealed that the waist circumference measurement has been utilized in other countries (Germany, Turkey, and Brazil) in order to answer this need. Methods: The study design was quantitative, correlational. This project took place at a rural health clinic in a community of 2500 in Kansas. Several months prior to implementation of the project, education was provided for office staff on the process of obtaining a waist circumference measurement. A PDS/McKesson Practice Partners electronic health record (EHR) was utilized. Results: 251 eligible patients, 201 w/ BMI values, 53 w/ waist circumference values, and 29 with eligible ICD-9 codes. ANOVA testing and post hoc Tukey HSD testing was completed. BMI and/or waist circumference measurements led to the identification of an overweight/obese diagnosis 14% of the time. In addition, patient’s age and/or gender did not have a significant relationship to BMI and/or waist circumference measurements. Discussion: The novel environment of a rural health clinic in the Midwestern USA added a dynamic to the research that was beneficial in filling a knowledge gap. The addition of anthropometric measurements within the pediatric practice of this clinic location was beneficial for the purpose of early identification of overweight/obesity related health trends. This is anticipated to make a positive effect in the long term care of the pediatric patient population.
Keywords:
pediatric obesity; body mass index; waist circumference
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15EB2.39
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleWaist Circumference as a Measurement Tool for Pediatric Obesityen
dc.contributor.authorWeiser, Jeanette Marleneen
dc.contributor.departmentOmicron Iotaen
dc.author.detailsJeanette Marlene Weiser, RN, APRN, FNP-C, jnetweiser@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603337en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Waist Circumference as a Tool in Pediatric Obesity Screening Background: The focus of this project was exploring methods for the early identification of childhood obesity. Significance: With the advent of electronic health records, and Meaningful Use requirements, there has been an additional push to obtain accurate height, weight, and BMI measurements on all patients, both child and adult. Unfortunately, BMI alone does not provide an accurate representation on the health status of the patient. An extensive literature review revealed that the waist circumference measurement has been utilized in other countries (Germany, Turkey, and Brazil) in order to answer this need. Methods: The study design was quantitative, correlational. This project took place at a rural health clinic in a community of 2500 in Kansas. Several months prior to implementation of the project, education was provided for office staff on the process of obtaining a waist circumference measurement. A PDS/McKesson Practice Partners electronic health record (EHR) was utilized. Results: 251 eligible patients, 201 w/ BMI values, 53 w/ waist circumference values, and 29 with eligible ICD-9 codes. ANOVA testing and post hoc Tukey HSD testing was completed. BMI and/or waist circumference measurements led to the identification of an overweight/obese diagnosis 14% of the time. In addition, patient’s age and/or gender did not have a significant relationship to BMI and/or waist circumference measurements. Discussion: The novel environment of a rural health clinic in the Midwestern USA added a dynamic to the research that was beneficial in filling a knowledge gap. The addition of anthropometric measurements within the pediatric practice of this clinic location was beneficial for the purpose of early identification of overweight/obesity related health trends. This is anticipated to make a positive effect in the long term care of the pediatric patient population.en
dc.subjectpediatric obesityen
dc.subjectbody mass indexen
dc.subjectwaist circumferenceen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:48:26Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:48:26Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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