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Review Questions

1 .
What term is defined as the ability to obtain, understand, synthesize, communicate, and apply health-related information?
  1. advanced directives
  2. personal health literacy
  3. organizational health literacy
  4. information literacy
2 .
What is the number one chronic illness according to the National Council on Aging?
  1. heart failure
  2. diabetes
  3. arthritis
  4. hypertension
3 .
What is a nursing intervention for a depressed client who reports reduced interest and pleasures?
  1. encouraging participation in activities
  2. collaborating with the prescriber
  3. assisting the client to list positive self-characteristics
  4. scheduling rest periods
4 .
What is a cause of pseudodementia?
  1. medication reaction
  2. severe depression
  3. old age
  4. genetics
5 .
Why should the nurse determine the level of anxiety displayed by the older adult client?
  1. to administer the appropriate medication
  2. to use an effective nursing intervention
  3. to offer the appropriate diet
  4. to report accurately to the prescriber
6 .
How can a nurse determine that a client is experiencing ineffective coping?
  1. The client is engaging in problem-solving with family members.
  2. The client is motivated to change behaviors.
  3. The client has difficulty managing day-to-day stress.
  4. The client has lost interest in life.
7 .
What type of alteration is more specific to delirium than to dementia?
  1. alteration developing over months
  2. alteration in memory
  3. alteration in attention
  4. no alteration in baseline
8 .
What are the three types of delirium?
  1. hyperactive, hypoactive, and depression
  2. hypoactive, mixed, and confused
  3. dementia, hyperactive, and hypoactive
  4. hyperactive, hypoactive, and mixed
9 .
Nurse Julie recommends that the family of a client with a substance-related disorder attend a support group, such as Al-Anon. In addition to helping family members understand the problem, what is the purpose of these groups?
  1. to change the problem behaviors of the client
  2. to learn how to assist the client in getting help
  3. to maintain focus on changing their own behaviors
  4. to prevent substance problems in vulnerable family members
10 .
What is a risk of alcohol intake in an older adult that is not as high of a risk in a younger adult?
  1. risk for osteoporosis
  2. risk of car accidents
  3. risk for hallucinations
  4. risk for vomiting
11 .
What intervention should the nurse include as a nonpharmacologic pain-relief intervention for chronic pain?
  1. referring the client for hypnosis
  2. administering pain medication as prescribed
  3. removing all glaring lights and excessive noise
  4. using over-the-counter transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation
12 .
What term refers to the pain that has a slower onset, is diffuse, radiates, and is marked by somatic pain from organs in any body activity?
  1. acute pain
  2. chronic pain
  3. superficial pain
  4. visceral pain
13 .
What is the term for clients’ movement between treatment settings?
  1. rehospitalization
  2. adverse event
  3. readmission
  4. transition of care
14 .
When performing a comprehensive geriatric assessment of an older adult, what aspect of the client should the nursing assessment focus on?
  1. physical signs of aging
  2. immunological function
  3. functional abilities
  4. chronic illness

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