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What can the nurse surmise from this finding? Prior to measuring a client’s height and weight, the client states, “I am 5 feet 10 inches tall and weigh 160 pounds.” Upon assessment, the nurse finds the client is shorter and weighs 15 pounds more.



A. The client might have a self-image disturbance.
B. The client is lying.
C. The client is embarrassed about his/her weight.
D. The client hasn’t been weighed or measured in a long time.

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Asked by Shinichiro, Last updated: Dec 18, 2019

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Shinichiro

Shinichiro

Answered Jul 15, 2018

The client might have a self-image disturbance.

Discrepancies between the stated height and weight and the actual measurements may provide clues to the clients self-image. Not enough information is provided to determine if the client is lying, is embarrassed about their height and weight, or has not had a height and weight assessment recently. Discrepancies in weight may also indicate the clients lack of awareness of sudden weight change that may be due to illness.
 

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