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1

List the 7 Attributes of a Symptom

- Location
- Quality
- Quantity/Severity
- Timing, including onset/duration/frequency
- Setting in which it occurs
- Factors that have aggravated or relieved the symptoms
- Associated manifestations

2

Subjective or Objective: Patient's Occupation

Subjective

3

Subjective or Objective: Weight of patient

Objective

4

Subjective or Objective: Duration of pain

Subjective

5

Subjective or Objective: Blood Pressure

Objective

6

Subjective or Objective: Apparent Mood

Subjective

7

T/F: The HPI (History of Present Illness) is a passive exercise where the interviewer uses observation and deductive reasoning to elicit all the important facts relating to the chief complaint.

False, The HPI is an ACTIVE exercise.

8

T/F: Inflections of voice may reveal important clues to the meaning of the patient’s symptoms.

True

9

T/F: Occupation of a patient is personal information that is generally not relevant and should not be included in identifying data.

False, Occupation is important and may yield a source of the patient's illness.

10

T/F: It is generally acceptable to paraphrase the patient’s words when describing the chief complaint.

False, The chief complaint should be stated in the patient's own words.

11

T/F: Interrupting the patient is frequently necessary in order to perform a more focused HPI

False, Interrupting the patient can reduce the effectivess of the interview.

12

T/F: You should ask directed questions before letting the patient “tell his story,” as they may provide more relevant information if directed.

False, You should let the patient tell his own story before asking more focused questions.

13

T/F: “Leading questions” are helpful, as they help an unfocused patient get to the point of the interview.

False, Leading questions reduce the effectiveness of the interview, and may lead to missing important information.

14

T/F: In a medical interview, you should start with specific questions, then move on to more general ones.

False