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An Online Learning Module About Obesity and Bariatric Care for Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Students.

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  • Author(s): Phillips, Jennifer Theresa
  • Source:
    Online Learning Module About Obesity & Bariatric Care for Occupational Therapy Practitioners & Students 2017; 1-1. (1p)
  • Publication Type:
    Article - review, doctoral dissertation
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      Boston University
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Due to the rising rates of obesity present in the United States, occupational therapy practitioners will likely be seeing this population more frequently in a variety of health care settings. A thorough search of the evidence literature identified that occupational therapy practitioners were found to be lacking education on the topics of obesity and bariatric care and how to effectively assist this population. Furthermore, occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant academic curriculums were found to be lacking education in the areas of safe patient handling with the obese population. Clients who are obese also expressed dissatisfaction with the health care that they have been receiving due to the identified barriers. Through an online educational program, called Bariatrics, obesity, and occupational therapy: How can we help? (BOOTH) the following topics will be integrated through a case study approach for occupational therapy practitioners and occupational therapy students: 1. general knowledge on the topics of obesity, 2. common co-morbidities, 3. bariatric equipment, 4. safe patient handling recommendations, 5. obesity related stigma, and 6. techniques for occupational therapy evaluation and intervention. Through completion of the online obesity and bariatric care education modules, students and practitioners will have heightened knowledge of how to safely assist this population to optimize client independence and reduce work related injuries. In doing so, occupational therapy will be identified as a vital resource for clients who are obese in health care settings, telehealth, and primary care.
    • Special Interest:
      Occupational Therapy
    • ISBN:
      9780355456332
    • Accession Number:
      10633492
    • Publication Date:
      20180510
    • Publication Date:
      20180510
    • Accession Number:
      129489593
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      PHILLIPS, J. T. An Online Learning Module About Obesity and Bariatric Care for Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Students. Online Learning Module About Obesity & Bariatric Care for Occupational Therapy Practitioners & Students, [s. l.], p. 1, 2017. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=129489593. Acesso em: 26 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Phillips JT. An Online Learning Module About Obesity and Bariatric Care for Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Students. Online Learning Module About Obesity & Bariatric Care for Occupational Therapy Practitioners & Students. January 2017:1. Accessed October 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=129489593
    • APA:
      Phillips, J. T. (2017). An Online Learning Module About Obesity and Bariatric Care for Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Students. Online Learning Module About Obesity & Bariatric Care for Occupational Therapy Practitioners & Students, 1.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Phillips, Jennifer Theresa. 2017. “An Online Learning Module About Obesity and Bariatric Care for Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Students.” Online Learning Module About Obesity & Bariatric Care for Occupational Therapy Practitioners & Students, January, 1. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=129489593.
    • Harvard:
      Phillips, J. T. (2017) ‘An Online Learning Module About Obesity and Bariatric Care for Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Students’, Online Learning Module About Obesity & Bariatric Care for Occupational Therapy Practitioners & Students, p. 1. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=129489593 (Accessed: 26 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Phillips, JT 2017, ‘An Online Learning Module About Obesity and Bariatric Care for Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Students’, Online Learning Module About Obesity & Bariatric Care for Occupational Therapy Practitioners & Students, p. 1, viewed 26 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Phillips, Jennifer Theresa. “An Online Learning Module About Obesity and Bariatric Care for Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Students.” Online Learning Module About Obesity & Bariatric Care for Occupational Therapy Practitioners & Students, Jan. 2017, p. 1. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=129489593.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Phillips, Jennifer Theresa. “An Online Learning Module About Obesity and Bariatric Care for Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Students.” Online Learning Module About Obesity & Bariatric Care for Occupational Therapy Practitioners & Students, January 2017, 1. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=129489593.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Phillips JT. An Online Learning Module About Obesity and Bariatric Care for Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Students. Online Learning Module About Obesity & Bariatric Care for Occupational Therapy Practitioners & Students [Internet]. 2017 Jan [cited 2020 Oct 26];1. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=129489593