Management of Obesity in Primary Care: A Cross-Sectional Needs Assessment Survey of Behavioral Weight Management Interventions from the Patient Perspective
AdvisorMartin-Plank, Lori M.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractOver two thirds of adults in the United States are affected by overweight or obesity. Weight management, which requires multi-component, intensive interventions targeting dietary and physical activity behaviors, should be offered as part of routine primary care services. Unfortunately, there is a paucity of evidence to guide the implementation of feasible and effective strategies within primary care settings. This DNP Project utilized a cross-sectional descriptive needs-assessment to survey obese patients' perceptions and preferences regarding weight and the primary care provider role in weight management. The findings from the needs assessment were used to inform the development of a feasible, patient-centered, weight management program.
Degree ProgramGraduate College