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1.

Underweight

Criteria

Weight

Score

Justification

  • 1. Nature of the Problem Health Status

3

   

It is a health status problem because it

Health Resources

2

1

 

1/3

increases the

Health Related

1

 

morbidity in the

  • 2. Magnitude of the Problem 75%-100% affected

4

   

community. The problem affects 22% of the population

50%-74% affected

3

ages 0-5 years old,

25%-49% affected

2

3

2

1/4

and 30% of ages 6 and

<25% affected

1

 

above. A total of 52% of the population is affected.

  • 3. Modifiability of the Problem High

3

   

The problem is moderately modifiable

Moderate

2

since the community

Low Not Modifiable

1

currently intervenes through feeding

0

4

 

4

program. The barangay health workers have the knowledge to manage

  • 4. Preventive Potential High

3

   

the problem as well. Elimination of underweight cases

infection. The

Moderate

2

will help to decrease

Low

1

the susceptibility of

 

1

 

1

the community to other diseases and

problem can be prevented through increased knowledge on proper food selection and

 
  • 5. Social Concern Urgent community concern with expressed readiness

2

   

preparation. The community recognized and expressed concern

Recognize problem but not needing urgent attention

1

1

 

1

about the problem through active

Not a common concern

 

participation in the

0

feeding program.

TOTAL SCORE

10

 

7 7/12

  • 2. Cigarette Smoking in the Family

Criteria

Weight

Score

Justification

  • 1. Nature of the Problem Health Status

3

   

It is a health related problem which affects

Health Resources

2

1

 

1

morbidity of the

Health Related

1

 
  • 2. Magnitude of the Problem 75%-100% affected

4

   

population. The problem affects 54.1% of the

50%-74% affected

3

3

2

¼

community

25%-49% affected

2

 

population.

<25% affected

1

  • 3. Modifiability of the Problem High

0

3

   

The problem is moderately modifiable

Moderate

2

since there is no

Low

1

current program for

Not Modifiable

cessation of smoking and it’s difficult, yet

4

2

2/3

possible, to convince a person to risk)

 

gradually quit smoking. prevention of smokers (yes it is modifiable)age ng start ng smoke

  • 4. Preventive Potential

   

Possible

High

3

complications that can

Moderate

2

be prevented include

Low

1

1

 

1

respiratory and heart problems, as well as complications in pregnancy. Increased knowledge about smoking effects can prevent the problem.

  • 5. Social Concern Urgent community concern with expressed readiness

2

1

 

½

The community recognized the problem but does not

Recognize problem but not needing urgent attention

1

 

perceive it as needing urgent attention.

Not a common concern

     

0

TOTAL SCORE

10

 

7 5/12

  • 3. Acute Upper Respiratory Infection

 

Criteria

Weight

Score

Justification

  • 1. Nature of the Problem Health Status

3

   

It is a health status problem which affects

Health Resources

2

1

1

morbidity of the

Health Related

1

  • 2. Magnitude of the Problem 75%-100% affected

4

   

population. The problem affects 78% of population.

50%-74% affected

3

3

3

25%-49% affected

2

<25% affected

1

  • 3. Modifiability of the Problem High

3

   

The problem has moderate

Moderate

2

modifiability.

Low Not Modifiable

1

Environmental factors such as climate are

0

4

2 2/3

non-modifiable. There is no community program available, but educating the community about transmission and proper management will partially modify

  • 4. Preventive Potential High

3

   

the problem. Susceptibility to TB and other respiratory

2

illnesses caused by

Moderate Low

1

1

1

AURI can be prevented. Increasing immune system of children and education about transmission and proper management will likely prevent the problem.

  • 5. Social Concern

1

½

The community

Urgent community concern with expressed readiness

2

   

recognized but not expressed urgent

Recognize problem but not needing urgent attention

1

attention about this problem.

Not a common concern

0

TOTAL SCORE

10

 

6 5/6

  • 4. Hypertension

Criteria

Weight

Score

Justification

  • 1. Nature of the Problem Health Status

3

   

It is a health status problem which affects

Health Resources

2

1

1

morbidity of the

Health Related

1

  • 2. Magnitude of the Problem 75%-100% affected

4

   

population. The problem affects 43.2% of the

50%-74% affected

3

3

1 ½

population ages 18

25%-49% affected

2

years old and above.

<25% affected

1

  • 3. Modifiability of the Problem High

3

   

The problem is moderately modifiable

Moderate

2

since it involves

1

lifestyle modification,

Low Not Modifiable

0

4

2 2/3

such as diet and exercise. Currently there is no community program focusing on

  • 4. Preventive Potential High

3

   

hypertension. Raising the level of awareness regarding

2

the condition and

Moderate Low

1

1

s1

regular blood pressure monitoring will prevent people from its complications such as diseases of the kidney, heart and brain.

  • 5. Social Concern Urgent community concern with expressed readiness

2

1

½

The community recognized but not expressed urgent

Recognize problem but not needing urgent attention

1

   

attention about this problem.

Not a common concern

0

TOTAL SCORE

10

 

6 2/3

  • 5. Lack of Adequate Sleep/Rest (erase)

 

Criteria

Weight

Score

Justification

  • 1. Nature of the Problem Health Status

3

   

It is a health status problem which affects

Health Resources

2

1

1

morbidity of the

Health Related

1

  • 2. Magnitude of the Problem 75%-100% affected

4

   

population. The problem affects 51.8% of the

50%-74% affected

3

3

2 ¼

community

25%-49% affected

2

population.

<25% affected

1

  • 3. Modifiability of the Problem High

3

   

The problem has low modifiability.

Moderate

2

Resources to promote

1

adequacy of sleep is

Low Not Modifiable

0

4

1 1/3

readily accessible, but certain factors such as age, stress levels, and working hours is considered.

  • 4. Preventive Potential High

3

   

Increasing education about stress

2

management and ways

Moderate Low

1

1

1

to induce sleep can prevent complications such as obesity and susceptibility to other illnesses.

  • 5. Social Concern Urgent community concern with expressed readiness Recognize problem but not

2

0

0

The community does not recognize and express urgent

attention about this

needing urgent attention Not a common concern

1

problem.

0

TOTAL SCORE

10

5 7/12

  • 6. Cancer

Criteria

Weight

Score

Justification

  • 1. Nature of the Problem Health Status

3

   

It is a health status problem which affects

Health Resources

2

1

 

1

morbidity of the

Health Related

1

 
  • 2. Magnitude of the Problem 75%-100% affected

4

   

population. The problem affects 38.5% of community

50%-74% affected

3

3

1

1/2

population.

25%-49% affected

2

 

<25% affected

1

  • 3. Modifiability of the Problem High

3

   

There is no available community program

Moderate

2

focused on cancer.

Low Not Modifiable

1

4

1

1/3

Chronic condition such as cancer needs

0

 

extensive management and resources.

  • 4. Preventive Potential High

3

   

Decrease in mortality and incidence of

2

multi-system

Moderate Low

1

1

 

2/3

condition is prevented once diet and lifestyle modification is

  • 5. Social Concern Urgent community concern

   

implemented. The community does not recognized and

with expressed readiness

0

2

expressed urgent

Recognize problem but not needing urgent attention

1

1

 

0

attention about this problem.

Not a common concern

 

TOTAL SCORE

10

 

4 ½

Prioritized Health Problems

The list of the following Community Health Nursing Problems ranked according to priorities.

  • 1. High incidence of Underweight individuals ages 5 years old and below and

10 years old and above

-

9 1/4

  • 2. High incidence of cigarette smoking

-

6 11/12

  • 3. High incidence of Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

-

6 5/6

  • 4. High incidence of Elevated Blood Pressure in ages 18 years old and above

-

6 2/3

  • 5. High incidence of Lack of Adequate Sleep and Rest

-

5 7/12

  • 6. High incidence of Cancer

-

4 1/2