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  1. Pokorny, Marie E. MSN, PhD, RN
  2. Scott, Elaine RN, PhD
  3. Rose, Mary Ann EdD, RN
  4. Baker, Gloria MSN, RN
  5. Swanson, Melvin PhD
  6. Waters, Wanda ADN, RN
  7. Watkins, Frank BSN, RN
  8. Drake, Dan MSN, RN, CBN


This study aimed to determine how morbidly obese patients and their families manage activities of daily living (ADLs) at home. A survey design was used for this descriptive study. Home healthcare professionals identified both challenges and innovations in managing the ADLs of the morbidly obese in the home.