Medical Students as Ambassadors for Obesity Education:  Vehicle Assisted Nutrition  José E. Rodríguez MD  Angélica M. Sobe...
Lecture Objectives <ul><li>Identify the usefulness of mobile health units in the community for obesity education.  </li></...
Project Purpose <ul><li>Learn more about our community’s attitudes toward obesity. </li></ul><ul><li>Educate and offer ser...
Obesity at Our Regional Campuses Obesity by County and Race/Ethnicity (2002) Percentage Florida Health Statistics. www.myf...
VAN Project Goals <ul><li>Emphasize lifestyle modification. </li></ul><ul><li>Approach communities with a higher prevalenc...
Methods <ul><li>Mobile health unit,  Vehicle Assisted Nutrition,  staffed by a physician and medical students went to heav...
Methods
Survey Questions <ul><li>The survey consisted of five questions including:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is your weight a problem...
BMI Categories <ul><li>Underweight- BMI under 18.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Normal Weight- BMI= 18.5- 24.9 </li></ul><ul><li>Over...
Our Participants Percentage
Percentage
Is your weight a problem? <ul><li>Average BMI was 28.4  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Yes” Responses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>32% over...
Are you….. <ul><li>Overweight? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>59% Obese 3  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Normal weight? </li></ul><ul><ul>...
Percentage
Results Modify Eating Habits? Percentage
Modify Amount of Exercise? Percentage
Take Medication? Percentage
Lifestyle habits <ul><li>Lifestyle modification: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>69% willing to change their diet </li></ul></ul><ul...
Percentage
Percentage
Gadsden County Health Fair
Conclusions <ul><li>One of the biggest barriers to weight loss in our community is the lack of awareness of healthy weight...
Conclusions <ul><li>Students… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learned more about patient education and counseling. </li></ul></ul><u...
Questions? <ul><li>José E Rodríguez MD  </li></ul><ul><li>1115 West Call Street </li></ul><ul><li>Suite 3210M </li></ul><u...
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    1. 1. Medical Students as Ambassadors for Obesity Education: Vehicle Assisted Nutrition José E. Rodríguez MD Angélica M. Soberón, MS2
    2. 2. Lecture Objectives <ul><li>Identify the usefulness of mobile health units in the community for obesity education. </li></ul><ul><li>Define medical student educational learning objectives for community oriented primary care involving mobile health units. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify cultural barriers to obesity treatment obtained by this method. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Project Purpose <ul><li>Learn more about our community’s attitudes toward obesity. </li></ul><ul><li>Educate and offer services to our community about obesity. </li></ul><ul><li>Equip students with skills necessary to counsel patients on lifestyle modification. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Obesity at Our Regional Campuses Obesity by County and Race/Ethnicity (2002) Percentage Florida Health Statistics. www.myflorida.com
    5. 5. VAN Project Goals <ul><li>Emphasize lifestyle modification. </li></ul><ul><li>Approach communities with a higher prevalence of obesity. </li></ul><ul><li>Expose students to lifestyle modification counseling and obesity treatments. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage students to learn more about the community and how to serve them. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Methods <ul><li>Mobile health unit, Vehicle Assisted Nutrition, staffed by a physician and medical students went to heavily transited areas in our community. </li></ul><ul><li>Our team administered a short survey and calculated participant’s BMI. </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed patient education materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Students counseled participants on lifestyle modification. </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraged participation in healthy living class. </li></ul><ul><li>Students taught obesity class. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Methods
    8. 8. Survey Questions <ul><li>The survey consisted of five questions including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is your weight a problem for you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you exercise regularly? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Would you like our help? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Are you… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Underweight </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Normal Weight </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Overweight </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Obese </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Are you willing to do anything about it? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Modify your eating habits? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Modify amount of exercise? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Take medication? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. BMI Categories <ul><li>Underweight- BMI under 18.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Normal Weight- BMI= 18.5- 24.9 </li></ul><ul><li>Overweight- BMI of 25- 29.9 </li></ul><ul><li>Obese 1- BMI= 30- 34.9 </li></ul><ul><li>Obese 2- BMI= 35-39.9 </li></ul><ul><li>Obese 3- BMI= 40 and above </li></ul>MCTIGUE K, LARSON JC, VALOSKI A, et al Mortality and cardiac and vascular outcomes in extremely obese women JAMA 296 (1): 79-86 JUL 5 2006
    10. 10. Our Participants Percentage
    11. 11. Percentage
    12. 12. Is your weight a problem? <ul><li>Average BMI was 28.4 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Yes” Responses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>32% overweight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>58.2% obese class 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ No” responses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>25% obese 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20% of the obese 3 </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Are you….. <ul><li>Overweight? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>59% Obese 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Normal weight? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>63% overweight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18% of obese 1, 2, or 3   </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Percentage
    15. 15. Results Modify Eating Habits? Percentage
    16. 16. Modify Amount of Exercise? Percentage
    17. 17. Take Medication? Percentage
    18. 18. Lifestyle habits <ul><li>Lifestyle modification: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>69% willing to change their diet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>69% to change amount of exercise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>38% would take medication. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  Regular exercise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exercise more than 3 times per week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60% of overweight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>49% of obese 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>47% of normal weight </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Percentage
    20. 20. Percentage
    21. 21. Gadsden County Health Fair
    22. 22. Conclusions <ul><li>One of the biggest barriers to weight loss in our community is the lack of awareness of healthy weight range and regular exercise. </li></ul><ul><li>Many participants identified themselves in a category that was lower than the one determined by their BMI. </li></ul><ul><li>Most overweight and obese said that they were willing to do something about their weight. </li></ul><ul><li>Many overweight patients are pre-contemplative and not ready for change. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Conclusions <ul><li>Students… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learned more about patient education and counseling. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Had opportunities to interact directly with community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gained knowledge about their community and obesity issues. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  VAN demonstrated that the community members’ are excited to learn about nutrition and exercise from providers. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Questions? <ul><li>José E Rodríguez MD </li></ul><ul><li>1115 West Call Street </li></ul><ul><li>Suite 3210M </li></ul><ul><li>Tallahassee, FL 32306 </li></ul><ul><li>850-645-6850 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Angélica M Soberón MS2 </li></ul><ul><li>1115 West Call Street </li></ul><ul><li>Tallahassee, FL 32306 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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