Review (n.d.). Both parties interviewed confirmed the safe environment and pleasurable atmosphere. The high incidences of stroke, hypertension, and chronic lung disease were noted in the area. Contributing factors were the obvious smoking and lack of healthcare. What cause-and-effect relationships did you discover/identify? A direct cause and affect noted in zip code 77378 was the high rates of critical diseases, especially after comparing to the state and national average. This is a direct cause of the number of lower income family households and lack of public transportation. It is likely also a cause of available elder care and assistance. 2. Problem Analysis for Community/Zip Code: Problem: List two (2) problems within your community (for example, Infant Malnutrition, CVD, Lung Cancer, Obesity, Alcoholism, Violence) NOTE : These problems need to be something the Community Health Nurse can impact (for example, a CHN cannot build a sidewalk, repair a street, implement a new bus route, etc.). Remember to cite sources as appropriate. 1. __Cardiovascular Disease ____________ 2. __Obesity ___________________________ Select one of these problems and complete the Problem Analysis chart Problem Correlates* Relationship of Correlate to Problem Data Supportive of Relationship + Ex. Inadequate diet Ex. Diets lacking in required nutrients contribute to malnutrition Ex. All infants and children seen at the local Public Health Clinic are referred to the nutritionist because of 4465-5_19
poor diets (X.Y. personal communication, date). Of infants measured, 60% were in the lower percent for their weight/height (X report, date). Inadequate elderly care. Elderly individuals living alone without assistance with activities of daily living, are unable to obtain healthy lifestyles, resulting in poor diet and lack of mobility, leading to cardiovascular diseases My interview with Mr. B.K., local fireman of Willis, TX (personal communication, July 1, 2019), concluded that there is a significant number of elderly individuals livening alone without adequate care and support in activities of daily living in zip code 77378. As a result of the lack of care within the elderly population, they are being identified to have increase health risks. He confirmed, there are only one assisted living home in zip code 77378. Absence of medical care An increase in hypercholesterolemia, obesity, and hypertension, when not properly treated or left untreated, can potentially lead to chronic morbidities, such as cardiovascular The interview with fireman Mr. B.K. (personal communication, July 1, 2019), explained the common phone calls they receive. He states that approximately 20 percent of the calls were from the elderly 4465-5_19
disease. population simply requesting the assistance of transportation to seek health care. In Montgomery County alone, 59.4 of every 1000 Medicare beneficiaries were hospitalized for heart disease (CDC, n.d.).
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