District nurses' self-reported clinical activities, beliefs about and attitudes towards obesity management
2013 (English)In: Applied Nursing Research, ISSN 0897-1897, E-ISSN 1532-8201, Vol. 26, no 4, 198-203 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Aim: To describe district nurses' self-reported clinical activities, beliefs about and attitudes towards obesity management; and to examine associations between the variables. Background: Obesity is increasing worldwide and primary care could play a central role in the management. Methods: Questionnaire data were collected from 247 nurses in 33 centres. Results: The most common activities performed weekly were; advice about physical activity (40.1%) and general lifestyle advice (34.8%). However, nearly one third seldom/never performed these activities. Approximately half seldom/never performed BMI assessment and even fewer waist circumference (78.1%). Values for the factors Importance of obesity and Personal effectiveness were skewed towards a positive view and Negative view close to neutral. Multivariate analysis revealed that nurses with specialized tasks, longer working experience and higher perceived personal effectiveness performed more clinical activities. Conclusion: Managers need to make efforts to engage all personnel in obesity management; and strategies to increase self-efficacy are called for.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 26, no 4, 198-203 p.
Attitudes, Beliefs, District nurses, Obesity management
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-213933DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2013.06.009ISI: 000327804900008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-213933DiVA: diva2:683630