Maternal / Newborn Question #53


The nurse is assessing a 4-year-old child and will ask which question to determine the child’s developmental status?


  1. “Do you have a brother or sister?”
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  2. “Can you draw a house?”
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  3. “Can you ride a tricycle?”
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  4. “What is your father’s name?”
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The correct answer is C. Selection A is incomplete since answering yes/no to sibling may be accomplished earlier than 4 years of age. Since a 4-year-old may be able to ride a tricycle, the question will best assist the nurse to evaluate the developmental status. Selection B is incorrect since drawing is limited and drawing a house is more complicated. Selection D is incorrect since the child may not know his parents names.

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