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Scale for Ranking Health Conditions and Problems According to Priorities

Poor Home Sanitation Computation Actual Justification Score 1.) Nature of the 2/3 x 1 2/3 The identified problem during nursing family assessment is a health Problem threat that does not demand immediate action. 2.) Modifiability of the Problem 3.) Preventive Potential ½x1 4.) Salience of the Problem Total Score 4 1/6 1/2 2/2 x 2 2 Different interventions given by the nursing student can be applied by family members to solve the health problem. Possibility of accidents and/or illness can be easily reduced or prevented if sanitary measures are observed. The family recognizes it as a problem but is too busy at the moment with other concerns and so, have insufficient time to manage and perform sanitation of household. Criteria

3/3 x 1

1

Faulty/Unhealthful Nutritional /Eating Habits or Feeding Technique Practices Criteria 1.) Nature of the Problem 2.) Modifiability of the Problem Computation 2/3 x 1 Actual Score 2/3 Justification It is a health threat that can bring some illnesses and diseases to a particular member of the family. The problem is easily modifiable since the student nurse’s resources are available. She can help the family on effective budgeting of money; she can develop the skills of members to achieve good nutrition. Prevention of illness can be achieved through right and proper food selection. It is not a felt problem where in the family is unaware of the possible consequences of their eating pattern and food preference.

2/2 x 2

2

3.) Preventive Potential

3/3 x 1

1

4.) Salience of the Problem

0/2 x 1

0

Total Score

3 2/3

Death of a Member Criteria 1.) Nature of the Problem 2.) Modifiability of the Problem 3.) Preventive Potential 4.) Salience of the Problem Computation 1/3 x 1 Actual Score 1/3 Justification It is a foreseeable crisis.

0/3 x 2

0

The problem is not modifiable due to absence of resources. Preventive potential is low because death is a normal process of life. It is a felt need problem which created a big impact on the family. Coping and adjustment to situation needs to be met to prevent existence of further problems.

1/3 x 1

1/3

2/2 x 1

1

Total Score

1 2/6 or 1 1/3