Obese Adults in America Case Study

Reply to the following discussion by supporting the post.  You will want to focus on their point of view, asking pertinent questions, adding to the responses by including information from other sources. Be objective, clear, and concise. 

It is important to support what you say with relevant citations in the APA format from both the course materials and outside resources. 

JA Discussion: 

Week 7 Discussion

Implementation Plan Outline

PICOT question: Are obese adults in America (P), more successful at losing weight with a medical intervention such as taking phentermine (I), compared to no medical intervention such as diet and exercise alone (C), at achieving and maintaining a healthy weight (O), over 12 months (T).

1. Goal and strategies

Problem statement: Obesity has turned into an epidemic that affects about one-third of Americans and about one-quarter of people worldwide. Obesity is a common, serious, and costly disease. Comorbidities that arise as a result of obesity cause preventable and premature death. To avoid adverse outcomes in obese patients, healthcare providers must be willing to address this subject matter objectively. Healthcare providers should be able to give obese patients viable weight loss options. Also important is setting a realistic long-term weight loss management to avoid regaining the weight lost. Long-term weight loss maintenance is difficult to achieve and obesity tends to increase once again (Nimptsch et al., 2018).

Goal Statement: The main goal of this project is to find out which intervention works better for acute weight loss and long-term weight loss maintenance in a primary care clinic setting. having this knowledge helps the patients in the study and future patients that seek weight loss treatment. Empowering nurse practitioners to utilize the most effective intervention for acute weight loss and long-term weight loss maintenance is important in helping patients’ overall health and wellbeing.

Strategy Description: The strategy for this research is to identify patient eligibility based on their body mass index (BMI). Once the diagnosis of overweight, obese, or morbidly obese has been established, the nurse practitioner must determine the patient’s interest in weight loss and in this study. Patients who express interest in weight loss and participation in this study must be interested in both, a pharmacological and nonpharmacological approach, along with a controlled diet and exercise plan.

Participants must be willing to engage in a 12-month research study and must be aware of their engagement in a multisession approach. The provider must be a qualified nurse practitioner with the capability to prescribe medications, implement the proposed interventions, collect research data, analyze the data, and report the findings.

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