Design Interventional Models For Primary Care Providers

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Abstract Over the years from proven evidence-based research, there is a need for intervention as primary care physicians attempt to address the issue of adult obesity. Obesity can be linked to many adverse health outcomes such as: diabetes, hypertension and stroke as suggested by the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute (2012). The purpose of this project is to design interventional models for primary care providers to implement into a wellness program. The program includes increased knowledge of nutritional, physical, and emotional factors that promote healthier lifestyles. With further implementation of the program, this will provide primary care physicians with beneficial outcomes to reduce risk of other underlying chronic …show more content…

The purpose of this project was to increase knowledge, educate, and reduce BMI (body mass index). Indiantown Medical Center accomplished this goal through their implementation of a wellness program by significantly reducing body mass index of patients with a diagnosis or obesity, thus reducing chronic conditions. A Nationwide Crisis Even with awareness of becoming obese, individuals are struggling nationwide with the prognosis of adult obesity. It has become more apparent that obesity is far more complex of an issue to address. The Center of Disease Control (2016) states, that obesity is associated with poorer mental health outcomes, reduced quality of life, and the leading causes of death in the U.S. and worldwide, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. The Mayo Clinic (2015) describes obesity as not just a “cosmetic” issue. Risk factors of becoming or being obese can be a combination of multiple factors. Obesity can be linked to a variety of contributing factors such as genetics and the amount of fat your body stores or unhealthy eating habits. Additionally, the economic impact of obesity according The Fiscal Times (2014), is that direct medical costs of obesity are approximately $300 billion each year. Other impacts of obesity are conclusive to poor performance at work or the amount of days taken off due to an illness-related condition linked to obesity. Patients are often deterred from resolving

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