Implementing the Evidence-based Guidelines for Overweight/Obese Adults

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Recognition and management of weight conditions is suboptimal in primary care. This quality improvement project assessed the feasibility of using nurses and staff in a patient-centered medical home to implement the National Institutes of Health evidence-based weight management guidelines. The goal was to increase the percentage of adults receiving proper documentation of weight diagnosis and weight management plan during their annual exam. A retrospective analysis detected a significant increase in the documentation of correct weight diagnosis and weight management plan for overweight or obese patients after implementation of the guidelines. Results support the use of patient-centered medical home nurses and staff to address the epidemic of adult obesity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Perkins, LK; Pereira, K; Shaw, RJ; Biernacki, GJ; Thompson, J

Published Date

  • October 1, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 9

Start / End Page

  • e389 - e393

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1555-4155

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nurpra.2016.05.025

Citation Source

  • Scopus