Developing a Question- PICOT al Affiliation Introduction and Background The of Obesity is very common among older nurses community globally. It is clear from research studies that those who suffer from obesity are more likely to suffer from overweight problems as well, especially at old age (Marchiondo, 2014). The effects and risks of obesity include high level of weight gain, poor blood circulation and respiratory complications (Newman, 2009). Recent research indicates that Obesity is mostly dangerous to older patients as it increases the patient to risk to other complication conditions such as high blood pressure and respiratory challenges (Tesauro, &. Cardillo, 2011).
Research indicates that Obesity prevention results into a lot of complications in cases of older patients especially at the age of fifty and above (Tesauro, &. Cardillo, 2011). It takes a lot of time for such patients to recovery quickly from metabolic Obesity attack. This is because the disease affects their respiratory system resulting into breathing problems (Tesauro, &. Cardillo, 2011). However, healthy eating habits, avoiding of smoking and regular physical exercise has been found to reduce Obesity at high percentage and this is very effective for the disease control and prevention (Wu, Wu, &. Huang, 2013). This usually helps the patients to keep better healthy life and avoid risk factors such as high blood cholesterol and difficulty in their breathing system (Meeusen, Hoekman, &. van Zundert, 2014).
Identifying the Problem
The problem identified in here is that in case of Obesity, older patients usually face higher risks of the disorder associated conditions such as respiratory challenges pressure as well as heart problems when compared to younger patients and children. Furthermore, Obesity conditions are more common in adults than children globally (Tesauro, &. Cardillo, 2011). Therefore, aged care system is one of the important aspects of nursing profession as well as nursing training practices.
Most people usually face a lot of health care problems at old age including heart attacks, stroke, high blood pressure, mental problems as well as depression and anxiety (Bottone, Musich, Wang, Hommer, Yeh, &. Hawkins, 2014). Physical exercise at this time of old age is very difficult leading to old age patients being too much vulnerable to a number of infections and disorders (Tesauro, &. Cardillo, 2011). This calls for the need of medical and clinical students to fully understand old age problems during their training sessions (Meeusen, Hoekman, &. van Zundert, 2014). The nurses as well as students in clinical training should be trained on how to solve old age problems and how treat old age patients in professional and ethical manner (Newman, 2009). This will allow older patients to be help by the nurses to adopt healthy and good dietary, involve in physical exercise and avoid heavy smoking thus, control and prevent Obesity among older nurses (Newman, 2009).
Developing a PICOT Question
Comparison-use of drugs
Outcome-to prevent obesity and achieve healthy living
How elderly nurses (P) may benefit from undertaking physical exercises (I) instead of drugs (C) to control high levels of obesity (O) within a period of 4 months (T).
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