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The Role of the Faith Community Nurse in Weight Management

Kelley, Sabrina

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000449
Feature: CE Connection: faith community nursing

ABSTRACT: Over two thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese; many view long-term behavior change as unachievable. Faith community nurses are ideally positioned to help people learn strategies for successful weight management. This article discusses the role of faith in lifestyle modification, and the use of the 5 A's Model for weight management.

Sabrina Kelley, DNP, CRNP, is an assistant professor at Troy University, Troy, Alabama, and a certified family nurse practitioner. She is a member of the Alabama Alliance of NPs and the Wiregrass NP Association, and has experience as a labor and delivery nurse, and school nurse. Sabrina practices part-time supervising the weight management program in an OB/GYN private practice.

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The author declares no conflict of interest.

Accepted by peer-review 4/3/2017.

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