Essay on Family Health Assessment

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Family Health Assessment: Analysis of Family Focused Questionnaire
Renee Rao
Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V
August 31, 2014

While interviewing a families health patterns, there were many areas assessed. Several questions have been asked regarding numerous aspects of their life. These family focused questions will help us explore into their health, cognition and overall wellbeing. Based on the responses, a family diagnosis was formulated. In this paper, we will explore the questions and answers that have been provided.
When investigating into their perception of health it was stated by the wife/mother, “Health is very important to us, however it has been a challenge because me, my husband and our children
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This was followed up by asking if she felt her eating habits attributed to this feeling. Again, she did make the correlation between her eating habits and the way food made her feel.
These next few questions were focused more so on the mother, given the fact diabetes plays a major role in sensory-perception. She was asked to describe her eye site. The mother stated, “as long as I squint to see far, I can see just fine.” According to Healthy People 2020, “The eyes are an important, but often overlooked, part of overall health. Despite the preventable nature of some vision impairments, many people do not receive recommended screenings and exams. A visit to an eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam can help to detect common vision problems and eye diseases, including: Diabetic retinopathy, Glaucoma, Cataract, and Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) (Healthy People 2020, 2014). She also stated it had been several years since her last comprehensive eye exam.
Another aspect to explore would be self-perception. Now previously mentioned, the wife/mother referenced her weight. She did in fact consider herself to be “overweight.” She was asked if she could change something about herself, what it would be. She answered, her health and her weight. The wife has stated due to co-morbidity of obesity coupled with diabetes she has “little self confidence” left.
When analyzing the relationship role of this family, it