Functional health patterns were developed by Marjorie Gordon to help nurses make a full and detailed assessment of their patients and the reasons behind the conditions they are presenting (Edelman and Mandle, 2006). When the assessment was done on Mr. Tsindos, concerns were raised over three functional health pattern, that is health perception-health maintenance patterns, values and belief patterns and role relationship patterns.

Several problems were depicted by the health patterns. First, he is ineffectively adhering to the regimen prescribed to him in accordance with his previous medical history. Mr. Tsindos has a history of hypertension, is a former cigarettes addict and presently has elevated cholesterol.

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