NUR550 Translation Research and Population Health Management
Week 6 Discussion
DQ1 Identify a quality improvement initiative that relates to improving population health outcomes for a population with which you are familiar. Have these initiatives been successful? Why or why not?
The increase of inexplicable maladies that affect healthcare outcomes has been a significant concern in the US. This has led to many healthcare professionals resorting to preventing such maladies because of their devastating effects on human health. As such, health promotion campaigns have been on the rise to teach the general population of effective ways of avoiding such diseases. The need to develop effective interventions for promoting health and wellness across a wide range of people has been one of the most effective and early ways to control diseases (Antonopoulou et al., 2020).
The solution to the increasing lifestyle diseases among the young and old has been a great challenge in the healthcare system. An increase in the number of patients suffering from lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity signifies minimal development of health promotion plans in the communities (Krist et al., 2020). While it is difficult to control the appetite of many people, the healthcare system, through its organized healthcare campaigns, has been effective in training people on diet and the need to adopt a healthy lifestyle. These campaigns are carried out in settings such as clinical settings. Poor eating habits are one of the main issues that have resulted in more healthcare complications. Most people eat more protein and do not participate in body exercise, which ends up affecting their health. The increase in health promotion designs on healthy living has effectively changed the thinking of many people on a diet. The healthcare system has seen a significant increase in people being cautious about their health and ensuring that they have the desired healthy body weight (Ribeiro et al., 2019).
GCU NUR 550 Week 6 Discussion Clinical Prevention Intervention References
Antonopoulou, M., Mantzorou, M., Serdari, A., Bonotis, K., Vasios, G., Pavlidou, E., … & Giaginis, C. (2020). Evaluating mediterranean diet adherence in university student populations: Does this dietary pattern affect students’ academic performance and mental health? The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 35(1), 5-21. https://doi.org/10.1002/hpm.2881
Krist, A. H., Davidson, K. W., Mangione, C. M., Barry, M. J., Cabana, M., Caughey, A. B., … & US Preventive Services Task Force. (2020). Behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease prevention in adults with cardiovascular risk factors: US preventive services task force recommendation statement. Jama, 324(20), 2069-2075. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.21749
Ribeiro, P. D. M., Silva, A., Almeida, A. P., Hermsdorff, H. H., & Alfenas, R. C. (2019). Effect of chronic consumption of pistachios (Pistacia vera L.) on glucose metabolism in pre-diabetics and type 2 diabetics: A systematic review. Critical Reviews In Food Science and Nutrition, 59(7), 1115-1123. https://doi.org/10.1080/10408398.2017.1392290
DQ2 Identify a clinical prevention intervention to promote health and wellness for a population with which you are familiar. Have these clinical prevention interventions been successful? Why or why not?
The increase in television and social media campaigns and community visits has resulted in the desired outcome of a healthy diet. The outcome comes from constantly listening to the doctor’s advice, adopting a life of constant exercise, and increasing the serving of natural food in their diet. The increase in the vegan population in the US is also a sign that many people are cautious about diet. A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and healthy proteins can benefit significantly (Li et al., 2018). Increasing the intake of starch and sugary foods can raise blood sugar to amounts that would affect diabetes patients. However, correct meals and diet give the body rightful quantities of nutrients that are important in managing sugar levels. The information and health communications have resulted in better and developed ways of enabling the community to participate in healthcare improvement.
Effective communication on food choices and the eating patterns of most people with diabetes have resulted in a positive change as it allows them to adopt a practice that would be important in allowing the body to adapt to the disease naturally. Most scholars blame the change in eating habits on the technological impact that has increased the number of processed foods in the market (Acquah et al., 2022). The recent cases of diabetes are high in America and can be managed by adopting a healthy diet. This implies that proper education on diet and its effect on diabetes would allow many patients to develop self-management strategies through diet.
Heightening the campaigns for healthy living and diet has played a major role in reducing the number of diabetic and cancer cases that have been on the rise in the US. This outcome explains that more campaigns done on the issue would enlighten each American on the need to develop a better plan regarding diet (Narindrarangkura et al., 2019). This would result in reducing the cost of healthcare.
GCU NUR 550 Week 6 Discussion Clinical Prevention Intervention References
Acquah, C., Dzuvor, C. K., Tosh, S., & Agyei, D. (2022). Anti-diabetic effects of bioactive peptides: recent advances and clinical implications. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 62(8), 2158-2171. https://doi.org/10.1080/10408398.2020.1851168
Li, Y., Zhao, L., Yu, D., & Ding, G. (2018). The prevalence and risk factors of dyslipidemia in different diabetic progression stages among middle-aged and elderly populations in China. PLoS One, 13(10), e0205709.https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205709
Narindrarangkura, P., Bosl, W., Rangsin, R., & Hatthachote, P. (2019). Prevalence of dyslipidemia associated with complications in diabetic patients: A nationwide study in Thailand. Lipids In Health and Disease, 18(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12944-019-1034-3
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.