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dc.contributor.authorScott, Patricia
dc.identifier.citationScott , P 2017 , ' Why weight should be the fifth vital sign we check ' , Emergency Nurse , vol. 24 , no. 10 , 10 , pp. 5-5 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 11283944
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: d0b7cae1-faa9-47eb-b733-fcd77cea686a
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85044539636
dc.description.abstractThe disturbing fact that more than 1.9 billion adults across the world are overweight was revealed in the Global Burden of Disease Study in 2013. The study classes more than 600 million of these people as obese, representing 13% of the worldwide adult population. Obesity and lack of exercise affect all body systems, so there is a high probability that obese patients presenting at emergency care facilities will have acute complications, including biliary disease, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, diabetes, hypertension, peripheral vascular disease and pulmonary embolism. Some argue that obesity has become a big problem because people take too little responsibility for their diet and physical fitness. This has economic implications for the health service. In the UK, we have reached unprecedented levels of obesity, so it may be timely to debate the health promotion and education role of emergency department nurses and community based emergency nurses. As members of a professional discipline, emergency nurses need clear advice about how to guide patients to eat healthily, exercise and manage their weighten
dc.relation.ispartofEmergency Nurse
dc.subjectemergency nurse
dc.subjecthealth education
dc.titleWhy weight should be the fifth vital sign we checken
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Adult Nursing and Primary Care
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Public Health and Community Care
dc.contributor.institutionNursing, Midwifery and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.description.statusNon peer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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