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2014 - Fall - Volume 33, Number 3

Stemming the Obesity Epidemic: Are Nurses Credible Coaches?

Obesity has become a health crisis in the United States, leading to serious physical, social, and psychological outcomes.

Nurses are obese in the same proportion as the general population, which may discredit them as role models of and educators for healthful living. In this continuing education article for contact hour credit, the author notes that nurses are more likely to teach patients healthful behavior when they personally embrace and value this lifestyle.

Reasons Older Women Do Not Seek Care for Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence (UI) is a reality for many older women and can have a significant impact on quality of life. However, rates of seeking care for UI are low.

In this literature review, the author compiles current research examining themes related to care-seeking behavior of older adult community-dwelling women, identifies gaps in the recent literature, and provides suggestions for future research directions.

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