An Exploration of the Use of Social Media for Weight Loss

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Identifier 2013_Bolton
Title An Exploration of the Use of Social Media for Weight Loss
Creator Bolton, Kylie
Subject Advanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Internet; Social Media; Body Mass Index; Weight Loss; Obesity; Health Promotion; Risk Reduction Behavior; Disease Management
Description Being overweight or obese is the second most preventable cause of death behind tobacco use (Mokdad, Marks, Stroup, and Gerberding, 2004), and now obesity and being overweight has become one of America's top health crises. An estimated 155 million Americans are overweight or obese (Go et al., 2012). In the U.S., obesity rates have more than doubled from 15 percent in 1980 to 35 percent in 2010 (Christopher, Lang, and Rayburn, 2012). In adults over age 20 years, 66.3% are overweight or obese (Ogden et al, 2006). Obesity is defined as a person with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30. A BMI of 25 to 30 is considered overweight, while a BMI of 18 to 25 is normal (NIH, 1998).
Relation is Part of Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2013
Type Text
Rights Management © 2013 College of Nursing, University of Utah
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Collection Nursing Practice Project
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6sr1xmv
Metadata Cataloger AMT
Setname ehsl_gradnu
Date Created 2014-01-29
Date Modified 2018-01-30
ID 179605
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sr1xmv
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