Assessment of posterior chest...
Shape and configuration of chest wall
Anteroposterior:Transverse diameter (normal = 1:2)
What position does the pt favor? ie orthopneic vs. relaxed sitting upright vs. tripod. (Orthopneic: laying down with pillows stacked under back/neck to be able to breath. Tripod: standing or sitting, leaning forward, bracing for balance and trying to catch breath.)
Skin color and condition