The Health History Information, Identify The Following

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1: Analyze Assessment Data:
Based on the health history information, identify the following:
A. Areas for focused assessment (30 points)
A.P.’s strength would be her willingness to learn and be educated about health safety and issues. She is receptive to information about ways to lose weight and how to quit smoking. She is interested in discovering how her health history can show possible future health risks. Her weakness is a lack of knowledge concerning current health problems. She neglects to visit the doctor regularly for medication evaluation or preventative care.

B. Client’s strengths (30 points)
A.P. does show concern about her current health issues and expresses an interest and willingness to learn more and ways to correct or control them. She does have problems with hypertension and is pre-diabetic. Both of these problems are compounded by both her weight and her smoking habit. Health promotion is defined as “behavior motivated by desire to increase well-being and actualize human potential.” (D 'Amico & Barbarito, 2007, p. 24) A.P. would be receptive to information regarding health promotion. She has a strong understanding of how making changes now could improve her health and to help prevent future problem based on her personal and family health history.

C. Areas of concern (30 points)
A.P.’s areas of concern would be her ineffective health patterns, smoking history, lower extremity circulatory problem, financial concerns about health care, and a significant…
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