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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621834
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Title:
A Holistic Wellness Program for Low-Income Women: A Pilot Study
Author(s):
Sullivan, Debra Henline; Weatherspoon, Deborah L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Nu
Author Details:
Debra Henline Sullivan, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, COI; Deborah L. Weatherspoon
Abstract:

Purpose:

It is well documented that the health of women in the United States (US) is declining primarily due to the high rates of obesity and sedentary lifestyle. In 2014, 66.2% of women in the US were overweight or obese and 38.1 obese (Center for Disease Prevention and Control [CDC], 2015b). These women are also inactive, with only 50% of the population participating in leisure-time and muscle-strengthening activities. Obesity and inactivity are known causes for chronic disease and premature death (Booth, Roberts, & Laye, 2012). Another complication is that low-income women are less likely to have resources to combat obesity and inactivity consequently; we see high rates of obesity in the population (CDC, 2015b).

The state of Tennessee (TN) ranks as the ninth highest adult obesity rate in the nation with 32% of women falling in the obesity range in 2012 (Segal, Rayburn, & Martin, 2016). Adult Blacks rank the highest in TN with 43% of the population, making it 4th in the nation. Latinos were 27.6% ranking 40th in the nation and whites were 31.5% and 7th in the nation (Segal et al., 2016). Higher rates of overweight and obesity are correlated with low-income adults in TN (Tennessee Department of Health, 2010)

Due to this serious health problem in TN, a holistic health program was developed to offer low-income women the opportunity to receive lifestyle coaching. Coaching in nutrition, exercise, and empowerment are offered through a scholarship program. Each year 350 women receive these scholarships.

A holistic wellness program has produced excellent results with positive health outcomes, and offers a wealth of information for further study. Participants have decreased diabetic and high blood pressure medications, controlled eating, and increased overall health and vitality (The New Beginnings Center, n.d.).

 The purpose of this poster is to outline a pilot study to look at the progress of this unique program to determine if positive health outcomes of the program could be applied to a larger community population, which could be managed by nurses.

Methods:

 A pilot study is designed to research the correlations in participant outcomes.

Results:

 Results are not complete as of this date.

Conclusion:

Conclusions have not been drawn as of this date.

Keywords:
Holistic Wellness Program; Obesity and Inactivity; Pilot Study
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST175
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.evidence.levelN/Aen
dc.titleA Holistic Wellness Program for Low-Income Women: A Pilot Studyen
dc.contributor.authorSullivan, Debra Henlineen
dc.contributor.authorWeatherspoon, Deborah L.en
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Nuen
dc.author.detailsDebra Henline Sullivan, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, COI; Deborah L. Weatherspoonen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621834-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose:</strong></p> <p>It is well documented that the health of women in the United States (US) is declining primarily due to the high rates of obesity and sedentary lifestyle. In 2014, 66.2% of women in the US were overweight or obese and 38.1 obese (Center for Disease Prevention and Control [CDC], 2015b). These women are also inactive, with only 50% of the population participating in leisure-time and muscle-strengthening activities. Obesity and inactivity are known causes for chronic disease and premature death (Booth, Roberts, & Laye, 2012). Another complication is that low-income women are less likely to have resources to combat obesity and inactivity consequently; we see high rates of obesity in the population (CDC, 2015b).</p> <p>The state of Tennessee (TN) ranks as the ninth highest adult obesity rate in the nation with 32% of women falling in the obesity range in 2012 (Segal, Rayburn, & Martin, 2016). Adult Blacks rank the highest in TN with 43% of the population, making it 4<sup>th</sup> in the nation. Latinos were 27.6% ranking 40<sup>th</sup> in the nation and whites were 31.5% and 7<sup>th</sup> in the nation (Segal et al., 2016). Higher rates of overweight and obesity are correlated with low-income adults in TN (Tennessee Department of Health, 2010)</p> <p>Due to this serious health problem in TN, a holistic health program was developed to offer low-income women the opportunity to receive lifestyle coaching. Coaching in nutrition, exercise, and empowerment are offered through a scholarship program. Each year 350 women receive these scholarships.</p> <p>A holistic wellness program has produced excellent results with positive health outcomes, and offers a wealth of information for further study. Participants have decreased diabetic and high blood pressure medications, controlled eating, and increased overall health and vitality (The New Beginnings Center, n.d.).</p> <p> The purpose of this poster is to outline a pilot study to look at the progress of this unique program to determine if positive health outcomes of the program could be applied to a larger community population, which could be managed by nurses.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong></p> <p> A pilot study is designed to research the correlations in participant outcomes.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong></p> <p> Results are not complete as of this date.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong></p> <p>Conclusions have not been drawn as of this date.</p>en
dc.subjectHolistic Wellness Programen
dc.subjectObesity and Inactivityen
dc.subjectPilot Studyen
dc.date.available2017-07-13T19:38:30Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-13-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-13T19:38:30Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.-
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