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There are many physiological factors contributing factors to Mr. Basset’s weight loss. A major contributing factor to his weight loss is his chemotherapy. “Moderate nutrition risk may be experienced when a patient undergoes chemotherapy because of its effects on dietary intake” (Grodner, Escott- Stump, & Dorner, 2016, p. 241). He is also has ill-fitting dentures because of his weight loss and make it painful to eat due to swelling. Mr. Basset also has arthritis which can prevent him from wanting to prepare meals for himself due to the pain. Mr. Basset recently lost his wife. The loss of a loved one can lead to isolation and depression, which can result in loss of appetite (Grodner, Escott-Stump, & Dorner, 2016). The biggest psychological factor effecting Mr. Basset is the fact that he lost his wife and has no other family members. His children do not live close to him either. His wife always cooked for him and he does not know how to cook. He is probably suffering from anxiety and depression which can also effect his appetite. It seems to me that
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