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Assignment c - identify information to set targets and measures of health for the individual Name of client - Karen Flanagan Age of client - 37 1. Physical measures of health Height 5 feet and 5 inches Weight 9 stone Resting Pulse Pulse after 2 minutes of going up and down stairs Time taken for pulse to return to normal Flexibility 4 cm Body Mass Index Body Mass Index is a measure of the weight of a person scaled according to height. It was invented between 1830 and 1850. This table showing height and weight shows whether you are underweight, normal, overweight or obese for your height. To calculate your BMI you can use this calculation; Also there are many websites in which you can calculate it easily by typing in weight and height on the NHS website; http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/magazine/interactive/bmi/index.aspx Karen's BMI is 21 which mean's she is leading a healthy lifestyle because approximately she is the right weight for her height. Peak Flow 2. Possible aspects of lifestyle improvements * Diet Monday: Breakfast - Cereal oat flakes Lunch - Tuna sandwich, yoghurt Dinner - Pasta with tomato sauce Tuesday: Breakfast - Cereal Lunch -Cheese sandwich, yoghurt Dinner - Chicken potato and veg Wednesday: Breakfast - Cereal Lunch - Hot cross bun and salad Dinner - Pizza, strawberries Thursday: Breakfast - Cereal Lunch - ...read more.

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Dietary information 2. Exercise pattern 3. Amount of sleep Health, behaviour and lifestyle can be assessed as part of a health improvement programme by keeping an honest record of what you eat and drink, the amount of sleep you get, your exercise patterns, how many cigarettes you smoke and any other substances you consume such as drugs or alcohol. Health assessment is a necessary part of planning health improvement because it helps me to identify health problems and to know what advice I could give to improve the person's health. Here are the targets: Time Target Support required Short term Record blood pressure, mood, exercise, cholesterol levels, pulse and respiration rates, weight and height in a diary Herself Long term Make sure you visit the dentist regularly to keep healthy teeth Herself * Smoking- Karen does not smoke and never has which is good as it is the cause for many deaths. Smoking can damage your lungs and is very addictive. Also it causes emphysema and causes thousands of deaths each year.People that smoke have a higher risk of getting lung cancer, strokes or other illnesses that can kill you.If Karen did smoke these are the targets I would suggest: Time Target Support required Short term Buy the nicorette patches or gum Herself to have will power Long term Call an NHS stop smoking ...read more.

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Here are the targets I would give if she felt unsafe in her home and in many situations: Time Target Support required Long term Learn how to assess a situation and whether it is safe or not Friends and family to help her assess the situations Short term Fit a chain on the outside doors to prevent strangers walking in Herself to call someone to fit one or fit it herself Short term Buy a hand-held alarm and keep in pocket when out Herself to remember to take it Long term Try not to go out alone especially at night, go with friends or family Friends and family to go out with * Sleep- On average a normal adult needs eight hours of sleep a night to make sure they have enough energy and don't lose concentration during the day. Enough sleep every night recharges the brain. But if you don't get enough sleep it can cause drowsiness, lack of concentration and headaches. Karen usually gets 7-8 hours of sleep a night but sometimes doesn't, so I am going to give her these targets: Time Target Support Required Short Term Don't drink caffeine before going to bed Family make other hot drink Long Term Go to bed at the same time each night Family not keep them awake Short Term Avoid alcohol and heavy meals before sleep Herself Short Term Minimize light or noise so the environment is relaxing Herself ...read more.

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