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

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Montana State University - Bozeman, College of Nursing


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




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