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Nurse Case Management of Clients in the Air Force Weight Management Program.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH
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Purposes were to describe nurse case management effect on a weight manager program, compare weight and body fat changes in clients receiving usual services vs. enhanced services, and describe goal attainment. Using a quasi-experimental design, experimental group received case management and military weight program the control group, military weight program. Data analysis employed paired t-test, two sample t-test, and chi-square analysis. Paired t-tests indicated significant weight loss in experimental group p .01, but not control group p .16. Two sample independent t-tests indicated no difference between group means t 57 df 24, p 58. Paired t-tests indicated significant difference in loss in both groups p .01, p00. Two sample independent t-tests indicated no difference between group means t .71 df 24, p .49. There was no relationship between the two groups on goal attainment x2 1, N 26 .02, p90.
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