Childrens Functional Health Assessment

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Children’s Functional Health Pattern Assessment
Functional Health Pattern Assessment (FHP)| ToddlerErickson’s Developmental Stage:Autonomy vs Shame| Preschool-AgedErickson’s Developmental Stage:Initiative vs Guilt| School-AgedErickson’s Developmental Stage:Industry vs Inferiority | Pattern of Health Perception and Health Management:List two normal assessment findings that would be characteristic for each age group. List two potential problems that a nurse may discover in an assessment of each age group.| Normal assessment findings for the age would be that the growth rate is slowing down. Also, they begin to shed excess body fat possibly due to increased activity rates. (Edelman and Mandel 2010).| At this age children begin to play games in groups. As they start to explore their imaginations they also begin to make games up at this age. (Sneider 2001)| A normal assessment for this age would be that the child is learning to be organized and can master schoolwork. Another finding would be that the child has learned to follow rules and can relate to peers.| | A negative finding would be the toddler is hesitant to do any activities on his/her own. This happens when the child is feeling shamed. Another negative finding would be the child to stop walking and revert back to crawling. (weir 1992).| A negative finding for this age would be for the child to be overly fearful. If this child was over dependant on adults and is not interacting with other children one would find this as negative as well. (Edelman and Mandel 2010).| A negative assessment for this age would include the child feeling inferior to others. Another negative finding would be for the child to feel hopeless or have no hope for his/her future. (www.childdevelopmentinfo.com)| Nutritional-Metabolic Pattern:List two normal assessment findings that would be characteristic for each age group. List two potential problems that a nurse may discover in an assessment of each age group.| A normal assessment for this age would be to find a well nutritioned toddler that weighs in the 50 percentile compared to other children of the same age. A child at this age should also be able to primarily feed him/herself and may also be somewhat of a picky eater. (www.childdevelopmentinfor.com)| A normal finding at this age would include a child that eats a balanced diet. Parents still have most of the control over what the child eats at this age. The child should also be found to not be under or over weight. (www.Faqs.org)| Abnormal finding for this age would be for the child to be within normal weight limit for age. Not being under weight or over weight. A normal assessment finding would also be that the child is eating 3 meals a day including a balanced diet that includes fruits and vegetables. (Sneider 2010)| | An abnormal finding for this age is the toddler being 10% below or 90% above the average weight of other children this age. Another abnormal finding would be for the child to have a disease that impedes weight gain.| An abnormal finding would to find this child over weight. Children at this age are usually very active and shed fat. Another abnormal finding would be for this child to still be taking a bottle. The child should be eating solid foods and feeding self.(www.Faqs.org)| An abnormal finding for this age would include the child being obese. Another would be to find dental caries. This may indicate an unhealthy eating pattern children at this age tend to prefer junk food.| Pattern of Elimination:List two normal assessment findings that would be characteristic for each age group. List two potential problems that a nurse may discover in an assessment of each age group.| A normal finding for this age would include the child taking regular naps and waking up with occasional dry diapers because the child is learning bowel and bladder control...
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