Publication Date

5-1-2006

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Irene Gonzales

Second Advisor

Mercy Wey

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore if negative attitudes exist among nurse practitioners toward obese clients. Data Sources: Data sources included responses to a 23 item questionnaire and a 7 item demographic survey completed anonymously through the mail. 104 Nurse practitioner members of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (21% response rate) participated in the study. Participants were asked to respond to questions related to attitudes about obese persons and weight management.

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