Obesity in Nursing Homes: A Critical Review

  title={Obesity in Nursing Homes: A Critical Review},
  author={C. Bradway and Joseph DiResta and Irene Fleshner and R. Polomano},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  • C. Bradway, Joseph DiResta, +1 author R. Polomano
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
  • Obesity is a significant, and increasing, health problem for older individuals, their caregivers, and healthcare professionals and delivery systems, yet few studies document how nursing homes have responded to this epidemic. To address these gaps, an extensive electronic search was conducted in the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health, MedLine, PubMed, and the Cochrane Library using key terms and phrases, including obesity, morbid obesity, obesity in elderly, long‐term care, bariatric… CONTINUE READING
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