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Nursing 300- Case Study Student’s Name Student ID Professor’s Name Date of Submission Question 1 The patient’s age, gender, and ethnicity are some of the factors that have effects on the risk factors associated with the health of the patient. In the given case, MK is an African-American lady who is seventy years old. The patient was experiencing episodes of confusion and dizziness despite in the past been diagnosed with hypertension, chronic renal failure, asthma, type II diabetes, breast cancer. The age of the patient is quite advanced making her prone to different forms of illnesses. The gender of MK is also a factor that is likely to have triggered or accelerated the illness. Being a female, MK had undergone a C - section that made her vulnerable to those conditions. The ethnicity of MK is also another factor that is likely to have contributed to the worsening of the condition (Sidani, 2011). Question 2 Modifiable factors are referred as the risk factors that can be controlled or maintained. Additionally, the effects of the risks can be reduced through the modification. There are many modifiable factors that can be associated with the patient. For instance, MK is overweight, having a weight of 176 lbs which is a modifiable factor that has made her vulnerable to the condition. MK has diabetes which is associated with the daily uptake of insulin. This condition can be modified to reduce the effects of the condition of the patient. The lack of physical activity is another modifiable factor that seeks to have effects on the condition of MK. The blood pressure of MK is high which is recorded to be at 172/94. The same increase in the blood pressure can

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