Mental Health Question #15


The nurse is preparing a care plan, which will include behavior modification interventions for a client diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. Which is appropriate to include in the nursing plan of care?


  1. Show the client pictures of emaciated persons who had the same condition.
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  2. Weigh the client daily at the same time after voiding.
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  3. Provide a clock with an alarm to sound when eating is required.
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  4. Allow an increase in the number of phone calls for each meal consumed.
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Behavior modification works well when rewards are tied to certain goals such as eating. Option A is inappropriate and is not therapeutic. While option B is an intervention, it is not tied to behavior modification. Option C is inappropriate since it encourages demand eating instead of encouragement through rewards.

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