Date of Award

Spring 5-30-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Department

Nursing

Advisor

Dr. Kay Ball

First Committee Member

Dr. Brian Garrett

Keywords

Military Overweight Obesity Guidelines

Subject Categories

Family Practice Nursing | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

Despite the existence of obesity treatment guidelines, Air Force healthcare providers may offer suboptimal weight management. The purpose of this quality improvement project is to assess adherence by healthcare practitioners with adult overweight and obesity guidelines before and after an educational session on the optimal management of the overweight or obese patient. Overweight or obese adults treated in Military Treatment Facilities (MTF) may not be properly identified and controlled, as providers may not be adhering to the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for the management of obesity.

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