Health Risk Assessment Case Study by Nicky

An example of a health risk assessment and follow-up plan.
# 150913 | 1,225 words | 9 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on May 02, 2012 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , Nutrition (Exercise)

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This paper presents a case study of an overweight man who has several health risks yet hopes to make a lifestyle change. First, the paper outlines his risk factors, further noting what he can do to avoid heart attack and stroke. It also considers what he can do to alleviate his symptoms of asthma in order to exercise regularly. Next, the paper considers the patient's high cholesterol and obesity and associated health risks. The paper concludes with an analysis of the patient's current health and makes recommendations for an action plan to live a healthier lifestyle.


Case Study
Identification of Risk Factors & Health Screening
Stroke & Heart Disease Screening, Prevention, and Interventions
Asthma Interventions
Obesity and High Cholesterol
Physical Activity Recommendations
Analysis & Recommendations
Recommendations & Action Plan

From the Paper:

"There have been several risk factors identified for this individual including the risk of stroke and heart disease, both of which are inherited risks associated with genetics. Furthermore, the individual in this case study has been identified as having high cholesterol levels, being overweight and having asthma.

"Reports state that the individual who has a parent, grandparent, brother or sister who has had a stroke is at a much higher risk of stroke. (American Heart Association cited in: National Human Genome Research Institute, 2009) The American Heart association states that family history is an "important non-modifiable stroke risk factor, along with advancing age, male sex, and prior history of heart attack or stroke." (National Human Genome Research Institute, 2009)

"It is important for these individuals to "make lifestyle changes that can decrease risk". (National Human Genome Research Institute, 2009) The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Guidelines for screening of patents at moderate risk for stroke due to family history is stated as follows..."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Asthma (2009) Mayo Clinic. 2 Oct 2009. Online available at:
  • Boyles, Salynn (2009) How the Atkins Diet Fares in Cholesterol. 1 Apr 2009 WebMD. Online available at:
  • Bravata, Dena M., et al (2007) Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Vol. 5: Asthma. Evidence Report. Stanford UCSF Evidence Based Practice Center for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, January 2007 Publication no. AHRQ Publication No. 04(07)-0051-5
  • Eco Atkins Diet Beneficial for Weight Loss and Cholesterol Levels (2009) Elements4Health. Online available at:
  • Guidelines: Screening for Coronary Heart Disease (2009) Journal Watch 2 Oct 2009. Online available at:

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APA Format

Health Risk Assessment (2012, May 02) Retrieved September 22, 2023, from

MLA Format

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