During a pre-op assessment, the nurse would chart which finding(s) as subjective data?

Select all that apply.
  • The client is sweating and wringing his hands.
  • The client states, “I am having second thoughts about my surgery.”
  • The client reports he has lost 6 pounds in the last 2 months.
  • The client’s blood pressure is 128/82.
  • The client rates his pain as a 3 on a scale of 0 – 10.
Numbers 2, 3, and 5 are correct.
Subjective data is information or symptoms provided by the client: his opinions, feelings, or statements. Objective data is something nurses can measure or observe by their own senses.