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Unformatted text preview: Elisa Giordano KIN 325 March 8, 2007 Case Study #1 1. Identify the client’s risk factors according to ACSM standards. Identify the criteria used in making your decision. • Smoking – She is positive for coronary risk factors due to smoking. Although she quit smoking 10 years ago, which puts her at much less risk as well as lowers her chance of relapse, she still is positive for coronary risk. • Obesity – According to the BMI chart, she is considered obese (BMI = 31). This is another positive for coronary risk factors according to the ACSM standards. • Hypertension- Her blood pressure (130/84) shows that she is at a classification of “Prehypertension” which isn’t quite a positive risk factor, but it should be watched and taken into consideration nonetheless. • Dyslipidemia – Positive for dyslipidemia. Her LDL cholesterol level is 144mg/dl, which would be only slightly higher than the optimal level for a normal person with no other risk factors, but in this case it is much to high due to the fact that this individual has more than two risk factors. Her triglyceride level (214 mg/dl) is much too high and should be treated. This is much more apparent due to the fact that she is considered obese and she has a family history of diabetes. • Impaired Glucose Tolerance – The information given shows that she has a blood glucose level of 108 mg/dl, which according to the ACSM standards says that she would score positive for an impaired glucose tolerance. •...
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