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Implementing an Intuitive Eating Weight Management Program for Military Service Members: A Feasibility Study Using the RE-AIM Framework.

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  • Author(s): Allen, Diane Mary
  • Source:
    Medical University of South Carolina 2014; Ph.D. 106 p-106 p. (1p)
  • Publication Type:
    Doctoral Dissertation - research
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Purpose: Obesity rates for military Service Members (SMs) continue to increase, despite the introduction of the Army Weight Control Program (AWCP) and the Army Body Composition Program (ABCP) for weight management. The purpose of this dissertation was to examine the effectiveness of the AWCP, explore the concept of mindful eating as it relates to weight management in the adult population, and assess the feasibility of implementing an intuitive eating program, My Body Knows When (MBKW), for overweight or obese military SMs.Design: A retrospective review was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the AWCP as implemented at one military installation in North Carolina. Using Rodgers' evolutionary method of concept analysis, the concept of mindful eating in relation to weight management in adults without eating disorders was examined. A pretest-posttest study was conducted to assess the feasibility of implementing MBKW, an intuitive eating weight management program, in overweight or obese SMs stationed at one military installation in North Carolina.Conclusion: Participation in the AWCP may be related to older age and more senior ranks rather than attendance in the nutrition classes. There may be other factors contributing to the lack of weight loss, such as lack of behavior change, not addressed in the AWCP. The findings suggest that the AWCP as implemented may benefit from other interventions, one of which is mindful eating. The concept of mindful, or intuitive, eating has been defined in the literature primarily based on the works from the disciplines of psychology and nutrition, and rarely from nursing. Intuitive eating interventions may prove useful in reducing the ubiquitous dilemma of overweight and obesity in military populations by interrupting harmful behaviors and by increasing awareness of causes and effects of these eating behaviors. However, little research has been conducted on mindful eating as a weight management intervention. This dissertation has demonstrated it is feasible to conduct an intuitive eating weight management program for overweight or obese SMs, but greater attention has to be given to methods to increase retention.Clinical Relevance: It is important for health care providers to be able to assess the ability to eat intuitively in addition to assessing the emotional and environmental motivators for eating. Health care providers also need to assist their patients in developing mindful eating skills that include learning to trust one's body to know when it is hungry or when it is satiated.
    • Special Interest:
      Military/Uniformed Services; Nutrition
    • Accession Number:
      UMI Order AAI3665751
    • Publication Date:
      20150522
    • Publication Date:
      20150923
    • Accession Number:
      109786523
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ALLEN, D. M. Implementing an Intuitive Eating Weight Management Program for Military Service Members: A Feasibility Study Using the RE-AIM Framework. 2014. Ph.D. - Medical University of South Carolina, [s. l.], 2014. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109786523. Acesso em: 26 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Allen DM. Implementing an Intuitive Eating Weight Management Program for Military Service Members: A Feasibility Study Using the RE-AIM Framework. Implementing an Intuitive Eating Weight Management Program for Military Service Members: A Feasibility Study Using the RE-AIM Framework. January 2014:106 p. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109786523
    • APA:
      Allen, D. M. (2014). Implementing an Intuitive Eating Weight Management Program for Military Service Members: A Feasibility Study Using the RE-AIM Framework [Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina]. In Implementing an Intuitive Eating Weight Management Program for Military Service Members: A Feasibility Study Using the RE-AIM Framework (p. 106 p).
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Allen, Diane Mary. 2014. “Implementing an Intuitive Eating Weight Management Program for Military Service Members: A Feasibility Study Using the RE-AIM Framework.” Implementing an Intuitive Eating Weight Management Program for Military Service Members: A Feasibility Study Using the RE-AIM Framework. Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109786523.
    • Harvard:
      Allen, D. M. (2014) Implementing an Intuitive Eating Weight Management Program for Military Service Members: A Feasibility Study Using the RE-AIM Framework, Implementing an Intuitive Eating Weight Management Program for Military Service Members: A Feasibility Study Using the RE-AIM Framework. Ph.D. Medical University of South Carolina. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109786523 (Accessed: 26 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Allen, DM 2014, ‘Implementing an Intuitive Eating Weight Management Program for Military Service Members: A Feasibility Study Using the RE-AIM Framework’, Ph.D. thesis, Medical University of South Carolina, Implementing an Intuitive Eating Weight Management Program for Military Service Members: A Feasibility Study Using the RE-AIM Framework, p. 106 p, viewed 26 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Allen, Diane Mary. “Implementing an Intuitive Eating Weight Management Program for Military Service Members: A Feasibility Study Using the RE-AIM Framework.” Implementing an Intuitive Eating Weight Management Program for Military Service Members: A Feasibility Study Using the RE-AIM Framework, Medical University of South Carolina, Jan. 2014, p. 106 p. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109786523.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Allen, Diane Mary. “Implementing an Intuitive Eating Weight Management Program for Military Service Members: A Feasibility Study Using the RE-AIM Framework.” Implementing an Intuitive Eating Weight Management Program for Military Service Members: A Feasibility Study Using the RE-AIM Framework. Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina, 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109786523.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Allen DM. Implementing an Intuitive Eating Weight Management Program for Military Service Members: A Feasibility Study Using the RE-AIM Framework [Internet] [Ph.D.]. Implementing an Intuitive Eating Weight Management Program for Military Service Members: A Feasibility Study Using the RE-AIM Framework. Medical University of South Carolina; 2014 [cited 2020 Sep 26]. p. 106 p. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109786523