The patient's son uses a marked pillbox to set up the patient's medications weekly.
The patient has lost 10 pounds (4.5 kg) during the last month.
The patient is cared for by a daughter during the day and stays with a son at night.
The patient tells the nurse that a close friend recently died.
"Your weight is within normal limits. Continue maintaining with current lifestyle choices."
"You are a little overweight. Cut down on calories and increase your activity, and you should be fine."
"You are morbidly obese, and we would like to schedule you an appointment to speak with a bariatric specialist about surgery."
"You are considered obese and will need to consult with your doctor about a plan that includes exercises, not diet, to decrease weight."
Low sodium diet
Low sugar diet
This measurement indicates that the patient is overweight and should follow a plan of diet and exercise to lose weight.
This measurement indicates that the patient is underweight and will need to take measures to gain weight.
This measurement indicates that the patient is morbidly obese and may be a candidate for bariatric surgery.
This measurement indicates that the patient is of normal weight and should continue with current lifestyle.
Comprehensive diet history