PICOT -- Arthritis & Obesity
The Healthy People 2020 objectives for people who suffer from arthritis are focused on reducing the number of individuals who experience pain, limited activity in general, limited capacity to attend to daily affairs, and disability that prevents or impacts employment, and so on. The nexus of the Healthy People 2020 objectives and the role of the advanced care nurse offers a valuable opportunity to help patients with arthritis establish healthy exercise habits that help them lose weight and, accordingly, reduce their arthritis symptoms.
Advance practice nurses are in a position to provide educational information about chronic disease related to obesity, and to support patients' ability to problem solve about lifestyle changes that can foster health. Moreover, the advance practice nurse is likely to obtain the vitals for the patient during an office visit, which would include current height and weight measures. Further discussion about symptoms of osteoarthritis paves the way to problem solving about how to integrate exercise into the patient's daily routine for weight loss and increased functioning.
Promising research indicates that brief counseling...
An important aspect of the counseling and advise appears to be an ancillary discussion of the barriers to increased activity and physical exercise. The critical element that contributes to a successful intervention is a frank discussion about the barriers that make exercise difficult and how to diminish their impact or eliminate them altogether.
Further discussion in this paper includes a review of the literature that involves a literature search on the primary topic, critical appraisal of the research, summaries of relevant research, and recommendations for intervention that has been derived from the literature review.
According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), obesity affects nearly 36% of adults in America and 17% of children. Indeed, the problem of obesity has grown so large that experts estimate that nearly 10% of the national health care budget can be accounted for by treatments related to obesity. The relation between obesity and chronic diseases, such as certain types of cancer, heart disease, metabolic disease, osteoarthritis, stroke, and type 2 diabetes, has been well established in the research.
In 2012, the Institute of Medicine released a report, Accelerating Progress…
The text asked for the patient's fasting blood sugar and included the date and time of the message. When patients entered their blood sugar, the system sent a confirmation message. Any results below 70 or greater than 400 were flagged and routed for further intervention by a registered nurse dedicated to the study. Additionally, the patient received appointment reminder messages at 7 days, 3 days, and 1 day prior
If children are eating for comfort or binge eating regularly, it would be beneficial to add counseling programs to the Activ8Kids! program. I think that a spokesperson who is a healthy role model for kids would be great for this program. America Ferrara, the star of Ugly Betty, might be a good spokesperson, as she is beautiful and curvy. She represents a healthy weight that is achievable for most people
OBESITY 1 OBESITY 15 Obesity Name Date Introduction Obesity is a global epidemic affecting almost all population cohorts. Rates of obesity are rising worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO, 2013), the obesity epidemic “is not restricted to industrialized societies,” with millions of obesity-related cases burgeoning in developing countries (p. 1). With billions of cases worldwide, obesity has therefore been described as the “major health hazard of the 21st century,” (Zhang, Liu, Yao, et al.,
Optimal Health and Obesity for Older Adults In older adults, obesity can aggravate physical function deterioration that comes with age, and result in frailty. However, appropriate obesity treatment in older adults is controversial, owing to decrease of corresponding health risks in relation to increased body mass index (BMI) and concerns that loss of weight could potentially have harmful impacts on older individuals. Thus, it is especially vital to take into account
Depression, Diabetes and Obesity This is a case study on a 58-year-old male, Mr. H.Y. who worked at a supermarket and is now retired. He has a supportive wife who works full time and children who are all independent .He has a history of smoking, but quit 10 years ago and drinks alcohol twice a week. He is obese and a known case of diabetes for one year. He has gained
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or (CBT) is currently the popular method to provide therapy to the client with weight control maladies. CBT is ostensibly necessary to assist binge eaters and those whom suffer from tendencies to bulimic episodes. According to Brody (2007), "Most popular at the moment is cognitive-behavioral therapy, with or without medication. Since binge eaters have highly irregular eating habits, the behavioral aspect introduces structure to