Flashcards in Blackboard Quiz Questions Deck (79)
Which of the following is a side effect of local injection of corticosteroids?
Accelerated joint destruction
Which of the following is not a sign of withdrawal from excessive alcohol consumption?
What is the single most important tool in screening for medical disease?
The client interview
What vital sign does Dr. James Cyriax recommend all therapists take in any client with back pain of unknown origin?
What is the most common primary risk factor for disease, illness, and comorbidities?
The therapist begins an evaluation in a patient who is indicating he or she is taking psychotropic medications. What physical symptoms should the therapist look for during the evaluation?
Postural orthostatic hypotension
There are several signs that might give a clue to the therapist that a client is functionally illiterate. Which of the following is not one of these signs?
Circling yes on all questions throughout the personal history
Which of the following groups is most likely to exhibit osteoporosis?
What is the last life cycle of a woman?
What communication technique should a physical therapist use when beginning a client interview?
Which of the following is a quick three-question screening tool for domestic abuse?
Partner violence screen
n children younger than 18 months old, fractures of which bones are more likely to be associated with abuse rather than accidental trauma?
Alcohol falls under which of the following categories of abused substances?
Which of the following is not a side effect of long-term use of steroids?
Which of the following is not a sign or symptom of eating disorders?
Inability to tolerate heat
The patient who has an increase in pain after taking nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should be screened for which medical disorder?
Visceral diseases of the abdomen and pelvis are likely to refer pain where?
To the back
Joint pain accompanied by what other condition could be a sign of sexually transmitted diseases?
Skin lesions of the joint
Painful symptoms that start 3 to 5 minutes after initiating activity and then go away when the client stops suggest pain from what structures?
When a child is born with an abnormal ear, what part of the body should be examined first for similar dysfunction?
Cardiac pain can occur in any structure innervated by ______________ spinal segments. Fill in the blank.
Which of the following is a false statement regarding neuropathic pain?
There is usually muscle spasm associated with the pain
What is the primary symptom of radiculopathy?
Bone pain at night is a red flag symptom of what disorder/disease?
What type of trigger points cause pain at rest?
Active trigger points
Which of the following should be used to rate pain in an infant
Child facial coding system
What is the minimum Waddell score to place a client in the category of “nonmovement pain dysfunction”?
On chart review the therapist finds that a patient’s pulse strength was documented as 2+ at a previous physical therapy appointment. With this information, the therapist knows that, at that time, the pulse strength was
What visceral system is most likely to cause pruritus?
The therapist is beginning a sensation screening for a client. If pain sensation is normal, what portion of a sensation screening can be omitted?
A woman with which of the following histories should be advised to see her physician for close monitoring?
Oral contraceptive use and increased BP
Onset of anesthesia-induced dementia is most likely after which of the following surgical procedures?
Referral for medical evaluation is advised when resting oxygen saturation falls below
Malignant melanomas usually present with which of the following characteristics?
During chart review a therapist notes that a patient had a 4+ reflex response at the patella tendon during the last examination. What information does this convey to the therapist?
Hyperactive with possible spinal cord disorder
What of the following is the most accurate definition of postural orthostatic hypotension?
Decrease in systolic blood pressure of 20 mm Hg or decrease in diastolic blood pressure of 10 mm Hg and a 10% to 20% increase in pulse rate
What type of herpesvirus usually infects areas above the waistline?
Herpes simplex virus 1
A physical therapist wishes to reassess blood pressure in the client’s upper extremity. How long should the therapist wait before repeating the measurement?
Virchow’s node is usually palpated where and is indicative of what dysfunction?
Supraclavicular, primary carcinoma of the thorax or abdomen
The therapist begins an evaluation of a patient with Kaposi’s sarcoma. What underlying disease does this patient most likely have?
Which of the following nail bed conditions could be a sign of a history of myocardial infarction (MI)?
Where do most aortic aneurysms occur?
Just below the renal arteries
What is the greatest risk factor in predicting cardiovascular problems in women?
Cardiac referred pain that radiates down the arm follows the distribution of what nerve?
What is the most common musculoskeletal symptom associated with bacterial endocarditis?
arthralgia in the proximal joints
A physical therapist begins the examination of a patient. During the history the patient complains of shortness of breath when lying down. What should be the next action by the physical therapist?
Contact the client's physician
What type of angina is usually brought on by the bursting of a cholesterol-filled plaque in the lining of a coronary artery?
What is the most common site for peripheral arterial aneurysms?
Almost all symptoms of mitral valve prolapse are due to imbalance in what body system?
Autonomic nervous system
What type of heart valve deformity affects only the mitral valve?
During what time of day is the highest likelihood of having a heart attack?
Which of the following is an early sign of right ventricular failure?
What is usually the first sign of vascular occlusive disease?
Loss of hair on the toes
What is the most common cardiac lesion associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)?
The physical therapist begins an examination of a patient who is currently taking statin medications. The patient complains of muscle aches and joint pain. The physical therapist decides to request the latest laboratory values. What two laboratory values would be abnormally high if the patient were having an adverse reaction to the statin medication?
Serum liver enzymes and creatine kinase
What is the most common cardiac arrhythmia?
A patient complains of chest pain and radiating pain into the left shoulder. The patient reports that this pain is made worse by deep breathing, neck movements, and especially with trunk side bending. From this information alone, what is the most likely source of this patient’s complaints of pain?
A productive cough with nonpurulent sputum indicates which of the following?
Simple airway irritation
What is most often the first sign or symptom of lung cancer?
Which of the following is not a cause of pneumonia?
Congestive heart failure
Which of the following is the most common pulmonary manifestation of systemic sclerosis?
Pulmonary vascular disease
A client with cystic fibrosis (CF) is unable to pass which of the following ions in and out of cells?
What is the normal pH range of the human body?
Textile workers are at greatest risk for development of which of the following lung disorders?
Sudden dilatation of which chamber of the heart could be the result of a pulmonary embolism (PE)?
What is the usual cause of respiratory alkalosis?
What is the most common cause of Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR)?
Congestive heart failure
Peptic ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori are primarily located in the lining of which portion of the digestive tract?
Which of the following medications will reduce the amount of stomach acid produced by the stomach so that the individual can obtain relief from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?
Palpation of McBurney’s point is essential in the examination of a patient with possible acute appendicitis. Where is McBurney’s point?
halfway between the umbilicus and ASIS
Damage to which internal organ will sometimes refer pain to the left shoulder?
Visceral pain fibers are only sensitive to which of the following?
Where will patients with diverticulitis complain of pain?
Left lower quadrant
Which of the following will generally not cause bright red blood in the stool?
Bleeding from the upper GI tract
Which of the following positions is likely to relieve pain associated with esophagitis?
Individuals with inflammatory visceral pain are most often found in which of the following positions?
An abnormality of which of the following structures is likely to result in a muscle spasm of the rectus abdominis below the umbilicus?
Numbness and weakness of the lower extremities has been reported as a result of deficiency of which vitamin?