Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Child Care

Nursing Care For Obese Children: A Conceptual Prototype

A Doris Lily & P. Jain and Jitendra Malviya .

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 8, Pages 3464-3473

Background: Obesity is a considerable problem in the modern world that urges the need to be addressed in children to prevent future complications. Objectives:To provide a description of a conceptual prototype of nursing care for children who are obese, in the context of primary health care. Methodology: Grounded Theory, in addition to the theoretical and philosophical framework developed by Virginia Henderson, was utilized as one of the research methods for this study. The study was carried out at Primary health centre area in Secunderabad, Telangana. Four different sample groups consisting of a combined total of 55 individuals. Interview with a semi-structured format were conducted between January and June of 2022 in order to collect data, which was then analysed using the constant comparison approach. Initial coding, production of diagrams and notes, axial coding, selective coding, and reflection on the paradigm and the emergent theory were the processes that comprised the study. The results of the investigation indicated six distinct groups that had arisen out of the collected data. The theoretical model consisted of concerned nurses who were concerned about the treatment of children who were obese since it was a neglected area in Primary Health Care. Results:According to the study's final considerations, the phenomena are connected to the fact that nursing care is delivered on an individual basis and that there is a requirement for shared duties.