Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Dr. Barbara McClaskey
Dr. Ashleigh Heter
Dr. Greg Belcher
The purpose of this study was to determine the significance of providing education over evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on managing adult obesity. This study also evaluated self-reported provider bias towards adults with overweight and obesity. This study was conducted at the 4-State Advance Practice Nurses (APN) conference in March 2018 that was held at Pittsburg State University. The participants of the study included nurse practitioners who attended the conference and volunteered their participation. The participants completed a pre-test. After the pre-test a PowerPoint presentation was given over the evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on managing adult obesity and provider obesity bias. Following the PowerPoint a post-test was given to all participants. A six-week follow up email was sent to primary care providers who attended the conference and indicated they would continue their participation in the study. In conclusion, the study found that education over evidence-based clinical practice guidelines over adult obesity management increased providers knowledge. Self-reported obesity bias was not identified in the group of respondents.
August, Krystal, "Managing adult obesity with provider education" (2018). Doctor of Nursing Practice. 15.