Nursing Assessment of Nutritional & Gastrointestinal Status


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What is a health history assessment?

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1. What is a nutritional assessment?

2. Poor nutritional status can eventually lead to which disease?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A health history assessment is used to determine a patient's health status, and this quiz/worksheet pairing will enhance your understanding of health history assessments that focus on nutrition and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Quiz questions focus on understanding the goal of health history assessments as well as medical techniques used during an assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be tested on the definitions of:

  • Health history assessment
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) assessment

Skills Practiced

The assessment and worksheet enable students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on nutritional and GI assessments from the related lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the purpose of gathering nutritional information and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the components of a health history assessment

Additional Learning

To learn more about nutritional and GI health assessments, review the accompanying lesson entitled Nursing Assessment of Nutritional & Gastrointestinal Status. This lesson meets the following objectives:

  • Identify diseases that can result from a poor nutritional status
  • Define nutritional assessment and identify the five measurements taken during the assessment
  • Understand the components included in a health history assessment
  • Know the symptoms that should be addressed during a GI assessment
  • Learn the four physical examination techniques used by nurses during a GI assessment