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Managing Obesity by a Specialist Nurse

Background and Aim: This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of nurse-led obesity management program. In the literature, there is a lack of studies conducted within the scope of nursing consultancy given to adult obese individuals.

Materials and Methods: The research was planned as a randomized controlled experimental study and was conducted at an endocrine-metabolic clinic of a public hospital. The study was comprised of 64 obeses. The selfefficacy of obese individuals in terms of exercise and eating habits was assessed using the exercise self-efficacy scale, the Self-Efficacy to regulate eating habits scale and the obesity and weight-loss quality-of-life (OWLQOL).

Results: It was determined that the nursing consultancy program based on health promotion model had a positive impact on individuals’ eating habits, exercise self-efficacy levels, quality of life, healthy life behaviors and anthropometric measurements.

Conclusion: This study emphasizes the significance of the presence of “obesity nurse consultant” and the promotion of nurse consultancy practice in obesity management.


Esra Keser, Sevgin Samancioglu Baglama

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