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Upon completion of this continuing education activity, the participant should be able to:

1. Discuss the relationship between obesity and musculoskeletal disorders, their

U.S. burden, and their prevalence in minority women.

2. List examples of gender and ethnic musculoskeletal health disparities.

3. Define obesity and its relationship to osteoarthritis in African American and

Hispanic women.

4. Identify factors that may account for disparities in the prevalence of obesity in

African American and Hispanic women and the challenges facing healthcare

providers in treating minority obese woman with osteoarthritis in the practice


5. Delineate the educational role of the provider that results in culturally

competent care, promoting healthy dietary and exercise habits for the obese

patient, sensitivity to unconscious biases, and accountability for consideration

of the patient’s wishes regarding care.


This educational module is intended for nurses, medical assistants and other healthcare

professionals who provide education to African American and Hispanic women who are obese

and are subject to musculoskeletal disparities.


California Board of Registered Nursing

Pfiedler Enterprises is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing,

Provider Number CEP14944, for

2.0 contact hours.

Obtaining full credit for this offering depends upon attendance, regardless of circumstances, from

beginning to end. Licensees must provide their license numbers for record keeping purposes.

The certificate of course completion issued at the conclusion of this course must be

retained in the participant’s records for at least four (4) years as proof of attendance.

Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board

The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated

this educational activity to receive

2.0 contact hours

in Category A toward recertification.


This continuing education activity was planned and provided in accordance with accreditation

criteria. This material was produced in July 2017 and expires in July 2019.