Effects of obesity on the work and safety of farmers

Completed Pilot Project

Project Title: Effects of Obesity on the Work and Safety of Farmers

PI: Sharon Hunsucker, RN, MSN, ARNP, PhD; UK College of Nursing

Relevance: This study supported Dr. Hunsucker’s PhD dissertation, supported by the CARERC. It showed the problems caused by the obesity epidemic reducing the ability of farmers to conduct some farm tasks. The project was used to develop outreach modules for healthy diets