The Need For A Weight Loss Essay examples

1228 Words Nov 6th, 2015 5 Pages
There is an overwhelming large number of obese people living in the United States, particularly in the State of West Virginia. The need for a weight loss study to be conducted in this state is so needed. West Virginia has the second largest obesity population. According to the Robert Wood Foundation Obesity Report of (2015), “West Virginia 's adult obesity rate is currently 35.7 percent, up from 23.9 percent in 2000 and from 13.7 percent in 1990”. Obesity increases the risks for developing many chronic health conditions such as Diabetes, Stroke, Cardiovascular Disorders, Respiratory disorders and some Cancers. That places a great financial burden on the country’s Health Care System. The methodology section of this research will described the research design, where study will take place, the population used and how information will be obtained. A descriptive Longitudinal study design will be conducted in a secured 1000 sq. ft. medical office space in Shepherdstown, West Virginia and a population of 20 willing female subjects from ages 20-50 will be selected from the Shepherdstown community. An equal number of subjects will be chosen from each race.

1. 5 whites
2. 5 blacks
3. 5 Asians
4. 5 Hispanics

Each subject will be identified as followed:
1W 1B 1A 1H
2W 2B 2A 2H
3W 3B 3A 3H
4W 4B 4A 4H
5W 5B 5A 5H

Researcher will obtain approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) before recruiting prospective subjects…

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