A patients health assessment has resulted in a diagnosis of alopecia areata. What nursing diagnosis should the nurse most likely associate with this health problem?

Answer Explanation: Alopecia areata causes hair loss in smaller defined areas. As such, it is common for the patient to experience a disturbed body image. Hair loss does not cause pain and does not affect skin or tissue integrity.

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