Evaluation of nurse's attitudes toward adult patients of size.

  title={Evaluation of nurse's attitudes toward adult patients of size.},
  author={Harpreet Gujral and Christine G Tea and Michael Sheridan},
  journal={Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery},
  volume={7 4},
BACKGROUND Obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States, with waistlines expanding (overweight) for almost 66% of the population (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2004). The attitude of society, which includes healthcare providers, toward people of size has traditionally been negative, regardless of their own gender, age, experience, and occupation. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether bariatric sensitivity training could improve nursing attitudes… CONTINUE READING

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