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Designing a training needs model related to obesity for primary care nurses in health clinics, Pahang

Che Hasan, Muhammad Kamil and Daud, Azlina and Shahadan, Siti Zuhaidah and Pangat, Nor Azila (2023) Designing a training needs model related to obesity for primary care nurses in health clinics, Pahang. In: The 3rd IIUM International Conference of Nursing 2023, 12 - 13 July 2023, Swiss-Bel Hotel Kuantan Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Background: Primary care nurses play a vital role in preventing adults’ obesity by delivering effective obesity-related health education. An effective health education related to obesity requires the primary care nurses to be knowledgeable and skilful. The traditional obesity training among primary care nurses is through continuous nursing education, conferences, seminars, and workshop. However, the prevalence of obesity among the Malaysian community is still increasing, reflecting that the obesity-related training for the primary care nurses is insufficient. Hence, it is important to assess the obesity training needs among the primary care nurses to ensure that the anticipated role of the primary care nurses is optimized. Aims: The purpose of this study is to develop a training needs model for primary care nurses related obesity in equip them in facing increasing numbers of obesity in Malaysia. Methodology: To facilitate the process to develop a training needs model for primary care nurses, a questionnaire will be adopted from Bucher Della Torre et al. and translated to the Malay version and distributed to primary care nurses in Pahang. Based on the findings of the training needs assessment, a training needs model was designed using Partial Least Square-Structure Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM). Findings: Based on the findings there is a significant positive association between knowledge and practice in managing obesity among primary care nurses. This suggests that having a solid knowledge base is crucial for effective obesity management. However, the relationships between attitude and practice, as well as belief and practice, are not statistically significant, indicating that attitudes and beliefs may not be the sole determinants of actual practice. On the other hand, the relationship between opportunity and practice is statistically significant, highlighting the importance of creating more opportunities for nurses to actively engage in obesity management practices. Overall, these findings emphasize the significance of knowledge and opportunities in influencing the practice of managing obesity among primary care nurses and suggest areas for intervention and improvement in healthcare settings. Conclusion: Policymakers can develop policies and guidelines for nurses’ training that support evidence-based obesity management practices in primary care settings. By addressing knowledge gaps, promoting positive attitudes, strengthening beliefs in the efficacy of obesity management strategies, and creating more opportunities for nurses, healthcare systems can improve the quality of care for patients with obesity and contribute to better public health outcomes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Uncontrolled Keywords: training needs model, obesity, primary care nurse
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT89 Specialities in nursing > RT90.7 Primary nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Medical Surgical Nursing
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad Kamil Che Hasan
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2023 04:09
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 04:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/106360

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