Physical Examination Study Set 1
Quiz 11: Nutritional Assessment
A Patient Is Asked to Indicate on a Form How
A patient is asked to indicate on a form how many times he eats a specific food.This would describe which of these methods for obtaining dietary information? A) Food diary B) Calorie count C) 24-hour recall D) Food frequency questionnaire
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The nurse is providing care for a 68-year-old woman who is complaining of constipation.What concern exists regarding her nutritional status? A) The absorption of nutrients may be impaired. B) The constipation may represent a food allergy. C) She may need emergency surgery for the problem. D) The gastrointestinal problem will increase her caloric demand.
During a nutritional assessment,why is it important for the nurse to ask a patient what medications he or she is taking? A) Certain drugs can affect the metabolism of nutrients. B) The nurse needs to assess the patient for allergic reactions. C) Medications need to be documented on the record for the physician's review. D) Medications can affect one's memory and ability to identify food eaten in the last 24 hours.
A patient tells the nurse that his food just doesn't have any taste anymore.The nurse's best response would be: A) "That must be really frustrating." B) "When did you first notice this change?" C) "My food doesn't always have a lot of taste either." D) "Sometimes that happens but your taste will come back."
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