Prenatal Case Study

1975 WordsMay 18, 20138 Pages
Prenatal Case Study Camille Agbuya, Rebecca Alexander, Lauryn Bachmeier, Ania Bedrosia, Jade Nicole Belle The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Teresa’s 24-hour Diet Intake Nutrients | Nutrient Vitamin/ Mineral Consumed by Jamie | Requirement of Nutrient/ Vitamin/ mineral | Excess or Deficit Found in Analysis(not by + or -) | Energy (kcal) | 733 | 2100 | -1367 | Protein (g) | 45 | 66 | -1 | Vitamin A (µg) | 114 | 700 | -588 | Vitamin D (µg) | 1 | 15 | -14 | Vitamin E (mg) | 1 | 15 | -14 | Vitamin C (mg) | 0 | 75 | -75 | Thiamine (mg) | 0.6 | 1.1 | -0.5 | Riboflavin (mg) | 1.3 | 1.1 | +0.2 | Niacin (mg) | 11 | 14 | -3 | Vitamin B6 (mg) | 0.6 | 1.3 | -1.8 | Folate (µg) | 193 | 400 | -207 | Vitamin B12 (µg) |…show more content…
Due to the loss of muscle mass, protein adequacy is also a problem in older adults because it is not advised to increase protein intake. Limited protein intake may result in vitamin A, C, D, calcium, iron, zinc, and other deficiencies (Grodner, 2012). Overall, Theresa’s small nutrient intake can result in many nutrient deficiencies. The Geriatric Depression Scale The Geriatric Depression Scale is a 30 question self-report assessment used to identify depression in the elderly (Mental Disorders, 2013). The questions are answered with “yes” or “no”, and ask things such as “Do you feel happy most of the time”, or “Are you hopeful of the future”(NeuorscienceCME, 2013). The points scored on the test depend on the question; there is an answer grid. For example, the question “Do you feel that your life is empty” should be answered with no. It the elderly person answers with “no”, then no point is given. If they answer with “yes”, then a point is added (Mental Disorders, 2013). The lower you score on the test, the less likely you are to be depressed (NeuroscienceCME, 2013). The Scale is also available in a 15, 5, or even 1 question format (Edelman, 2010). The assessment is useful because it allows health professionals to know how the patient feels, their mind set, which will allow that patient to receive treatment in the form of therapy or antidepressant medication (Edelman,
Open Document