A 40-year-old patient is being seen for a health check-up and the nurse is providing information to him about prevention of coronary artery disease. Which best describes an appropriate goal for this patient that would be applied after teaching?
A. The patient will engage in healthy behaviors
A patient who is at risk of coronary artery disease should receive teaching and education about the risks and complications associated with the condition, as well as lifestyle interventions that can be implemented to reduce the risk. Following these interventions, the nurse could develop an appropriate outcome for the patient that indicates that he has learned more about coronary artery disease. An example of an appropriate outcome is that the patient will make changes to engage in healthy behaviors.