Obesity

Exercise Research: Aging

Effectiveness of a group exercise program in a long-term care facility: a randomized pilot trial. Baum EE, Jarjoura D, Polen AE, Faur D, Rutecki G. Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Affiliated Hospitals at Canton, Canton, Ohio, USA. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2003 Mar-Apr;4(2):74-80. Objective: The purpose of this pilot was to determine whether […]

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Prevalence of obesity in International Special Olympic athletes as determined by body mass index.

The heights and weights of 1,749 Special Olympics athlete volunteers participating in the Special Olympics Games in 1999 and 2001 were measured, and body mass index (BMI) was computed. Results indicated that athletes from the United States (US) under 18 years of age had a significantly (P<.001) higher prevalence of being overweight or at risk […]

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Obesity in people with intellectual disabilities: the impact of nurse-led health screenings and health promotion activities.

Background: Obesity appears to be more common among people with intellectual disabilities, with few studies focusing on achieving weight reduction. AIM: Firstly, to follow-up people identified as overweight and obese following special health screening clinics and to determine the actions taken. Secondly, to evaluate the impact of health promotion classes on participants’ weight loss. Methods: […]

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Fighting childhood obesity with university-community partnerships.

This article describes how two Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Executive Nurse Fellows used their leadership competencies to inspire and lead change within the community to fight the growing problem of childhood obesity. A model of University-Community partnership is proposed which incorporated the core leadership competencies of the RWJ program—interpersonal and communication effectiveness; risk-taking and creativity; self-knowledge; skills […]

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The challenge of diet, exercise and lifestyle modification in the management of the obese diabetic patient.

Type 2 diabetes is associated with many comorbid medical conditions including obesity, neuropathy, microvascular pathology and atherosclerotic arterial disease. Due to its complications and chronicity, reducing risk factors such as obesity and sedentary lifestyle through lifestyle modification is crucial to the long-term health of patients with type 2 diabetes. Patients must learn how to adopt […]

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