Date of Award

Spring 2022

Document Type

Project – Full Written

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Committee Chair

Tina Lewis


The aim of the study was to increase knowledge of the damaging consequences of obesity and related comorbidities. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions on a global scale and increases the potential health risk of many associated diseases. Faith-Based organizations have been found to be optimal resources for public health education. The shared beliefs and comradery are a source of support and encouragement for those who face many of life’s challenges, as well as life’s joys. The purpose of the project was to investigate the effectiveness of education delivered in a Baptist church on the topics of obesity and related comorbidities. The educational sessions were intended to be informative, and a means in which spiritual strength could be obtained to help make positive life choices relating to the many aspects of health. A literature search investigated nursing theories that would support the Christian worldview as the foundational underpinnings to support the project. Findings among the researched items demonstrated the need for interventions related to obesity, and Christian nursing theories can be an effective tool in which to deliver care.

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