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Document Type

DNP - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Robin Peterson Lunds


clinical video telehealth, interdisciplinary approach, weight management program, veterans, electronic clinical reminder


The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) system has created a comprehensive evidence-based weight management program called the MOVE!® Program to address the concern of veterans with obesity and/or being overweight. Furthermore, to reach veterans in rural areas the VHA has been using Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT) to home in the MOVE!® Weight Management Program. However, despite the use of telehealth modalities there is lack of participation in the program; therefore, additional educational information sessions for primary care providers and nurses about the MOVE! ® Program was provided in primary care in a mid-west VA site along with primary study at this site of CVT to home. Project development was guided by ACE Star model of knowledge transformation (2012), Pender’s health promotion model (2006), and stages of change model (Pender, Murdaugh & Parsons, 2006). The results of the PIP project indicate that the staff understand the function of the MOVE!® Program, however, not all staff are aware of the lack of participation in the program or of the CVT to home option for rural veterans. Finally, the PIP Project effects on new enrollment in the variety of options in the MOVE! ® Program is not significant from 2014 to 2015 for the same time period. However, the trend for CVT to home for the same time period in 2014 compared to 2015 after implementation of the PIP project shows an increase in CVT to home enrollment. This study provides evidence supporting the importance of dispensing consistent information to staff about the MOVE!® Program along with using electronic clinical reminder to increase veteran enrollment in the CVT to home program.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Veterans -- Health and hygiene -- Middle West
Weight loss
Medical telematics


Includes bibliographical references (pages 46-51)



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