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Obesity: prevalence, causes and clinical consequences

02 September 2009

Nursing Standard


Obesity is a growing problem affecting the health of the nation and requiring long-term management. This article aims to explore the prevalence and multifactoral...

The food fighters

11 September 2007

Nursing Standard


Nursing Standard’s joint campaign with the RCN, Nutrition Now, aims to arm nurses with essential information and useful resources to stop patients becoming...

The effect of body image and mood on smoking cessation in women

22 February 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

This article focuses on how nurses can encourage successful smoking cessation in women. Emphasis is placed on the effect of body image and mood on quitting and how...

How to undertake a nutritional assessment in adults

24 January 2018

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points Nutritional assessment in adults should begin on first contact with the patient, and is an ongoing process that can take place over several...