A nurse is providing discharge teaching for a patient who underwent foot surgery. The nurse is collaborating with the occupational therapist and discussing the use of assistive devices. On what variables does the choice of assistive devices primarily depend?

Answer Explanation: Assistive devices (e.g., crutches, walker) may be needed. The choice of the devices depends on the patients general condition and balance, and on the weight-bearing prescription. The patients strength, motivation, and weight restrictions are not what the choice of assistive devices is based on.

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