A registered nurse care manager's role in implementing a veteran obesity program

Loading...
Thumbnail Image

Date

2022

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Nursing

Abstract

Aim: A link exists between obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and numerous other comorbid conditions. Studies have shown that weight reduction has a positive effect on comorbid conditions. The aim is to develop an obesity management program that combats obesity in the veteran population by focusing on self-efficacy and the registered nurse (RN) care manager role. Design: Quality improvement project Methods: The databases searched include Montana State University: CatSearch, Google Scholar, ProQuest, CINAHL, MEDLINE, and EBSCO Web of Science. The study participants include adults who met the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) definition of obesity, with a Body Max Index (BMI) greater than 30 kg/m 2. Results: Further research could yield better practices for successfully implementing weight management treatment and intervention plans if programs focus on self-efficacy and collaboration with established programs. Additionally, more research would help identify an obesity registered nurse care manager's impact in combating obesity in the veteran population

Description

Keywords

Citation

Copyright (c) 2002-2022, LYRASIS. All rights reserved.