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The nurse is caring for a client with a large abdomen. Which assessment technique would assist the nurse in determining whether the client is experiencing ascites or the large abdomen is related to obesity?

▸ Weigh the client weekly.

▸ Check the client's feet for pedal edema.

▸ Measure the client's abdomen daily.

▸ Measure the amount of food the client eats with each meal.
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Measure the client's abdomen daily.

Frequent measurement of abdominal girth allows the nurse to see if the abdomen is growing quickly, which is seen in ascites but not in obesity.

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