Body mass index knowledge of older adults and motivation to change.

Source: British Journal of Community Nursing, 2011, 16, (3), p. 110-115.

Follow this link  for  abstract.

Date of publication: March 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study explores the knowledge of older adults in Ireland and the USA about their BMI category and their motivation to change.  Analysis of data obtained from questionnaires found that fewer Irish respondents knew their BMI category.  However, it was noted that measured BMI differed markedly from self-reported BMI in both groups.  The authors suggest that these older adults are unaware of their weight status and thus their BMI category and the possible health consequences.

Length of publication: 6 pages.

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