The nurse is teaching a newly diagnosed client about Crohn’s disease. The nurse understands which barriers may prevent effective client learning?

Select all that apply.
  1. language barriers
  2. motivation to learn
  3. lack of a support system
  4. adequate financial resources
  5. cognitive dysfunction, such as schizophrenia
Numbers 1, 3, and 5 are correct.
Rationale: Language barriers, lack of a support system, and cognitive dysfunction are some of the barriers to learning. Low levels of literacy, environment, and cultural or background considerations may impede learning. Motivation to learn and adequate financial resources make it easier for the client to learn.