Susan Salazar is Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Nursing, Jacksonville Campus.
Assessment and Management of the Obese Adult Female: A Clinical Update for Providers
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2006 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 51, Issue 3, pages 202–207, May-June 2006
How to Cite
Salazar, S. S. (2006), Assessment and Management of the Obese Adult Female: A Clinical Update for Providers. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 51: 202–207. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2006.02.002
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
- body mass index;
- visceral fat
Obesity is epidemic in the United States, affecting 61% of adults and 14% of children. Today's health care providers should recognize obesity as a chronic disease and offer up-to-date information and management. Treatment options currently available are diet and behavior modification, medications, and surgical procedures. Implications for clinical practice include recognition of the problems associated with obesity, education of current patients as well as young women who may become patients, and appropriate diagnosis and management or referral.