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Gerontology Pre-Test

Gerontology Pre-Test: Subjective Data

1. A home health nurse has visited an 88-year-old with mild forgetfulness. Which discovery is the most concerning?
2. In addition to collecting data regarding current health status, health history, and family history, the nurse understands performing a functional assessment is important to:
3. There are five major components of a comprehensive nursing assessment for an older adult client. These include psychological, physical, functional, and which additional areas? Select all that apply:
4.  Your 87-year-old female client who was previously diagnosed with a chronic cognitive impairment disorder is brought to see you by her daughter. She tells you that the client’s constant confusion, incontinence, and tendency to wander are starting to become intolerable. Which nursing diagnosis is most appropriate for the client’s daughter?
5. A nurse is taking care of a client who is dying of ovarian cancer. During the subjective assessment, the client says, "If I can just live long enough to celebrate my son’s wedding, I'll be ready to die." The nurse recognizes the client is expressing:
6. When caring for a chronically ill older adult, the nurse understands it is important to:
7. Older adults often face many barriers in access to health care. As a nurse, you understand that one of the barriers to care can lead to the following issue:
8. There are several risk factors that can lead to polypharmacy in older adults. The nurse understands these barriers can lead to which of the following issues?