199481 Associations of Overweight and Obesity with Existing Morbidities in the Podiatric Patient Population of Miami Florida

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 1:30 PM

Kaloian G. Ouzounov, DPM , School of Podiatric Medicine, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL
This on-going study summarizes the prevalence of overweight and obesity among the podiatric patient population of Miami, Florida. Approved by the Barry University Institutional Review Board, history and physical exam data is analyzed for 200 patients from the four clinics of Barry University Foot and Ankle Institute. Obesity/overweight status is determined for each patient according to their Body Mass Index (BMI), patient morbidities stratified in relation to BMI, and the strength of the associations evaluated statistically. Observed associations in the podiatric patient population are compared to existing associations reported for the general population.

Learning Objectives:
Define Obesity List existing obesity co-morbidities Describe techniques for measuring obesity Discuss the impact of obesity on podiatric pathology Explain the mechanisms by which obesity causes foot and ankle disease Identify key factors for developing obesity Demonstrate Podiatric Pathology related to obesity Formulate a podiatric obesity screening form Assess the impact of obesity rate among the podiatric population

Keywords: Obesity, Nutrition

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Teaching Faculty Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine, Student Barry Master of Public Health Program
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.