Intervention Project, Power Point Presentation of e-Health Intervention Design for Clinical Setting Presented to Dr. C. Cordes on October 5, 2014 in partial fulfillment of IBC 634 Strategies & Techniques for Behavioral Health Change Doctor of Behavioral Health Program: College of Health Solutions
“A new analysis prepared for The Fiscal Times by Scott Kahan, director of the National Center for Weight & Wellness at George Washington University, pegs the total cost of obesity at $305.1 billion annually. if “intangible costs” associated with pain and suffering from obesity and obesity-associated conditions were added- would push the grand total to $605 billion a year” (Pianin & Ehley, 2014).
“More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese” quote from latest study by Ogden, C.L., Carroll, M. D., Kit, B. K., & Flegal, K. M. (2014).
The highest rates of obesity are found among baby boomers and senior adults (Hojjat, Tahereh Alavi,, 2013)
Online interactive PA class taught by Robelyn A. Garcia. GDS Mean scores of 30 Senior Adults.
Online interactive PA class taught by Robelyn A. Garcia. GDS Range before PA = 9; GDS Range after PA = 2.
80 percent of obese adults have at least one other weight-related disease such as but not limited to; type II diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, gallbladder disease, or osteoarthritis (Hojjat, 2013). With 87 percent of the United States population having Internet access (Pew Research, 2014a), 90 percent of United States adults owning a cell phone and 65 percent of Americans owning a smartphone (Pew Research, 2014b) a unique digital opportunity for self-monitoring a healthier lifestyle presents itself. “We have the technology to improve the overall fitness and health of the nation,” says Paul Williams, a lead scientist at the U.S. Government National Berkeley Life Sciences Lab (Williams, 2006, para. 6).
Pew Smartphone research.
How to calculate body mass index (BMI) to determine obesity.
Body Mass Index is BMI = (kg/m2) or [weight (lb)/height (inches)2] X 703 (Corbin et al., 2013).
Weekly interactive weight and BMI check-in.Weekly analysis and feedback from BHC. Midpoint 8 week GDS administered online.
“The CDC recommends 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., brisk walking) every week.”
Cordes, C. (2014). Obesity: Importance of Physical Activity and Nutrition: Week 6 [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from ASU Blackboard Course Shell. Corbin, C., Welk, G., Corbin, W., & Welk, K. (2013). Concepts of physical fitness. (17th ed.). New York: McGraw Hill Publishing. My study: Garcia, R. A. (2011). Does online "Working Out Work" as a treatment and prevention for depression in older adults? An analysis of a prescribed and monitored exercise program administered via the Internet for senior adults. (Capstone applied project and poster presentation). Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
Preiss, K., Brennan, L., & Clarke, D. (2013). A systematic review of variables associated with the relationship between obesity and depression. Obesity Reviews, 14, 906-918. DOI: 10.1111/obr.12052 Smith, A. W., Borowski, L. A., Liu, B., Galauska, D. A., Signore, C., Klabunde, C., Huang, T. T. K.,…Ballard-Barbash, R. (2011). U. S. Primary Care Physicians’ Diet, Physical Activity, & Weight-Related Care of Adult Patients. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 41(1), 33-42.
Interactive e-Health Prescribed & Monitored PA Program for Clinically Obese Geriatric Patients with Depression
Strong Bodies - Strong Minds
An Interactive e-Health Prescribed &
Monitored PA Program for Clinically
Obese Geriatric Patients with
Robelyn Garcia, PhD, MA, MS
Arizona State University
Doctor of Behavioral Health Program
College of Health Solutions