Weight Related Perceptions and Lifestyle Behaviors of Black Nurses in the United States

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616462
Title:
Weight Related Perceptions and Lifestyle Behaviors of Black Nurses in the United States
Other Titles:
Obesity: A Health Epidemic
Author(s):
Ezomo, Doris
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Iota
Author Details:
Doris Ezomo, RN, ezomod@kean.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016: Purpose: The purpose of this descriptive study is to examine weight-related perceptions and lifestyle behaviors of Black nurses living in the United States.' Methods: Participants (N=41) were recruited from the graduate and undergraduate nursing program at Kean University. An Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved Consent was obtained from the participants to complete a 13-item questionnaire that assessed their weight perceptions and life style behaviors. Eligibility for this study entailed students who identified as nurses and as Black, communicated in English and were enrolled in the masters or baccalaureate degree program.'Data was analyzed using Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS)software version 20 (for Mac or Windows) Results: Of the 41 participants, 8 were men and 33 were women. 'The mean BMI for the Women was'M=28.64,'SD=5.58, and'M=26.60,'SD=5.58 for the Men. On average, like the general population, the women had the higher mean BMIs compared to the men.' As a group 41% perceived their weight as normal. Eighty percent reported that their spouse was pleased with their weight. Seventy percent reported that their spouse did not think they needed to lose weight. There was a negative correlation (r'=-. 41,'p'= .00) between BMI and ?Are you currently exercising?? In other words those who report yes they were exercising also reported a lower BMI. Conclusion: ' A total of 41 nursing students participated.' Of these, eight were men and thirty-three' were women.' The Mean BMI for the male participants was (M=26.60, SD=5.59) and for the female participants (M=28.64, SD=7.14).' Women had a higher BMI compare to the men.' As a group, 41% of the sample perceived their weight as normal, however 37% had a BMI 25 or less, 34% were overweight, and 29% were obese.' Separated by gender,' 61% of the women had a BMI >25, and 62.5% of the men had a BMI >25.' Pearson correlation statistics revealed a negative correlation (r= -.41, p=.00) between BMI and the question ?Are you currently exercising?.' Eighty percent reported that their spouse was pleased with their weight.' Seventy percent reported that their spouse did not think they need to lose weight.' Seventy three percent of the sample reported that they exercise 0-2 hours per week.' Sixty eight percent of the participants reported they are currently trying to lose weight or planning to losing weight, but only 14.6% are currently enrolled in a weight reduction program.'' Twenty-nine percent of the participants reported that they count calories and portion size while 26.8% used the food pyramid in their choices of food selection.
Keywords:
obesity; Body size, sterotype, genetics, environmental; Attitude, Nurse Patient relationships
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16H05
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleWeight Related Perceptions and Lifestyle Behaviors of Black Nurses in the United Statesen
dc.title.alternativeObesity: A Health Epidemicen
dc.contributor.authorEzomo, Dorisen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Iotaen
dc.author.detailsDoris Ezomo, RN, ezomod@kean.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616462-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016: Purpose: The purpose of this descriptive study is to examine weight-related perceptions and lifestyle behaviors of Black nurses living in the United States.' Methods: Participants (N=41) were recruited from the graduate and undergraduate nursing program at Kean University. An Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved Consent was obtained from the participants to complete a 13-item questionnaire that assessed their weight perceptions and life style behaviors. Eligibility for this study entailed students who identified as nurses and as Black, communicated in English and were enrolled in the masters or baccalaureate degree program.'Data was analyzed using Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS)software version 20 (for Mac or Windows) Results: Of the 41 participants, 8 were men and 33 were women. 'The mean BMI for the Women was'M=28.64,'SD=5.58, and'M=26.60,'SD=5.58 for the Men. On average, like the general population, the women had the higher mean BMIs compared to the men.' As a group 41% perceived their weight as normal. Eighty percent reported that their spouse was pleased with their weight. Seventy percent reported that their spouse did not think they needed to lose weight. There was a negative correlation (r'=-. 41,'p'= .00) between BMI and ?Are you currently exercising?? In other words those who report yes they were exercising also reported a lower BMI. Conclusion: ' A total of 41 nursing students participated.' Of these, eight were men and thirty-three' were women.' The Mean BMI for the male participants was (M=26.60, SD=5.59) and for the female participants (M=28.64, SD=7.14).' Women had a higher BMI compare to the men.' As a group, 41% of the sample perceived their weight as normal, however 37% had a BMI 25 or less, 34% were overweight, and 29% were obese.' Separated by gender,' 61% of the women had a BMI >25, and 62.5% of the men had a BMI >25.' Pearson correlation statistics revealed a negative correlation (r= -.41, p=.00) between BMI and the question ?Are you currently exercising?.' Eighty percent reported that their spouse was pleased with their weight.' Seventy percent reported that their spouse did not think they need to lose weight.' Seventy three percent of the sample reported that they exercise 0-2 hours per week.' Sixty eight percent of the participants reported they are currently trying to lose weight or planning to losing weight, but only 14.6% are currently enrolled in a weight reduction program.'' Twenty-nine percent of the participants reported that they count calories and portion size while 26.8% used the food pyramid in their choices of food selection.en
dc.subjectobesityen
dc.subjectBody size, sterotype, genetics, environmentalen
dc.subjectAttitude, Nurse Patient relationshipsen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:13:07Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:13:07Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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