Weight loss Resources

21 December 2018

Malnutrition continues to be a problem, which is estimated to cost £13 billion per annum (British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition [BAPEN], 2010). The majority of those at risk of malnutrition are living in the community. When resources are limited, it is important to identify who is most at risk so that they can receive appropriate support. This article explains the malnutrition carousel, where malnutrition leads to poor health that then further increases the risk of malnutrition. It discusses the need for balanced diets to help maintain an adequate nutritional state, highlighting which disease states are likely to cause further problems — in particular, those with swallowing problems where texture-modified diets are required. Suggested solutions are also provided to help treat suspected poor nutritional intake.

07 February 2017

A six-week community wellness programme was conducted to promote weight loss and reduce obesity.  Participants’ weight, blood pressure, waist circumference, body mass index, and finger-stick glucose were measured before and after the programme which included exercise, nutrition and diabetes prevention sessions. Initially, 189 men and women enrolled; 74 participants were included in the post-intervention data collection. Statistically significant results (p <0.001) indicated that women reduced weight (mean 3.31% ± 0.02%) and decreased  waist circumference by 1.91552% ± 2.14454 inches. Men reduced weight significantly (mean 6.5% ± 0.44%) and decreased waist circumference (mean 3.14063 ± 3.04118 inches) (p<.001).

Jenny Manry, DNP, FNP, APRN-BC, Assistant Professor, Fort Hays State University
Jane Peterson, PhD, APRN, FAANP, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Missouri Kansas City

Article accepted for publication: February 2013

Topics:  Weight loss
23 March 2015

One of my New Year resolutions was to lose weight by the end of 2015. I’ve also vowed to start formally collecting my portfolio evidence in preparation for my own revalidation later in the year. I’m not entirely sure which of these resolutions it will be easier to stick to... Find out more.

Topics:  portfolios

Jeanette Haslam gives an overview of female stress urinary incontinence.
Jeanette Haslam, MPhil, Grad Dip Phys, MCSP, RP is an Independent Clinical Specialist in Women's Health, Senior visiting lecturer, University of Bradford.
Article accepted for publication: October 2005

Illustrations reproduced within this article are by kind permission of the Lilly/Boehringer Ingelheim alliance.

Topics:  Weight loss