Asthma Review - How Good Is Your Knowledge Of Asthma?

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Asthma Quizzes & Trivia

Test your Asthma knowledge After reading through our wiki, have a shot at this quiz! It's a good indicator to see whether you have understood Asthma in all aspects which range from pathophysiology, medical interventions, physiotherapy managements to acute and chronic exacerbations. Anything less than 10 means you haven't paid enough attention to our wiki! GOOD LUCK !


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Asthma is....
    • A. 

      Localised, irreversible dilation of part of the bronchial tree due to destruction of the muscle and elastic tissue

    • B. 

      A persistent cough that produces sputum and mucus for at least 3 months of the year, two years in succession

    • C. 

      A chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways associated with episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing

    • D. 

      Collapse and closure of alveoli resulting in reduced or absent gas exchange affecting all of part of the lung

  • 2. 
    What of these is not a characteristic of Allergic asthma?
    • A. 

      Starts in childhood or adolescence

    • B. 

      Triggered by specific allergens (ie: dust mites and pollen)

    • C. 

      Presents with bronchoconstriction and inflammation of the airways

    • D. 

      Is a consequence of viral infection

  • 3. 
    Which is not a hallmark feature of asthma?
    • A. 

      Oedema

    • B. 

      Dynamic airway collapse

    • C. 

      Bronchospasm

    • D. 

      Epithelial Damage

  • 4. 
    What is the standard course of treatment for an exacerbation in adult?
    • A. 

      Increase the ICS to double the dose

    • B. 

      Short course of oral corticosteroids (7-10 days)

    • C. 

      Pursed lips breathing and relaxed control breathing

    • D. 

      Use an MDI without a spacer

  • 5. 
    What is the standard course of treatment for an exacerbation in children?
    • A. 

      Initial administration of salbutamol (4-6 puffs) via MDI

    • B. 

      Immediate dose of oral corticosteroids

    • C. 

      Load the spacer with multiple puffs when using MDI

    • D. 

      Administer oxygen

  • 6. 
    Which is not a common mistake when using an MDI?
    • A. 

      Using more than 1 actuation (puff) per breath

    • B. 

      Incorrect timing between release of the medication and inhalation

    • C. 

      Not shaking the puffer before use

    • D. 

      Tilting the head back

  • 7. 
    What are the two categories of pharmalogical agents used in the treatment of asthma
    • A. 

      B2 adrenoreceptor antagonists and bronchodilators

    • B. 

      Anti-inflammatory and glucocorticoids

    • C. 

      Inhaled medications and oral medications

    • D. 

      Bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory

  • 8. 
    Which is not a potential side effect of bronchodilator drugs ?
    • A. 

      Tremor

    • B. 

      Oral thrush

    • C. 

      Tachycardia

    • D. 

      Anxiety

    • E. 

      Headache

  • 9. 
    Evidence suggests there are 3 crucial factors in the primary prevention of asthma. These include ..
    • A. 

      Avoidance of household pets, obesity and allergen avoidance

    • B. 

      Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, breast feeding during infancy and allergen avoidance

    • C. 

      Drug therapy with associated disease, avoidance of sedentary behaviour and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke

    • D. 

      Breastfeeding during infancy, residing at least 20 km outside a major city and gaining at least 3 hours of oxygen from outdoors per day

  • 10. 
    The key role of a physiotherapist in treatment of asthma is to ...
    • A. 

      Provide education to the patient about the disease and treatment options

    • B. 

      Administering and educating the patient about airway clearance techniques

    • C. 

      Provide education about exercise and the option of pulmonary rehabilitation classes

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Asthma has the greatest prevalence in which two populations:
    • A. 

      Males aged 25-44 years & females 10-14 years

    • B. 

      Males aged 15-19 years & females aged 10-14 years

    • C. 

      Males aged 10-14 years & females aged 20-24 years

    • D. 

      Males aged 20-24 years & females aged 25-44 years

  • 12. 
    In those with asthma, which of the following does not contribute to inspiratory muscle weakness ?
    • A. 

      Increased use of steroid based medication

    • B. 

      Dyspnoea

    • C. 

      Reduced exercise tolerance

    • D. 

      Inflammatory processes

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is not used to deliver asthma medication?
    • A. 

      Handihaler

    • B. 

      Autohaler

    • C. 

      Turbuhaler

    • D. 

      MDI

  • 14. 
    In bronchodilator therapy, what is one example of  a short acting beta agonist (SABA) and one example of a long acting beta agonist (LABA):
    • A. 

      Salbutamol & Terbutaline

    • B. 

      Salmeterol & Formoterol

    • C. 

      Theophylline & Montelukast

    • D. 

      Terbutaline & Salmeterol

  • 15. 
    Breathing exercises in asthma have been found to:
    • A. 

      Increase health related quality of life

    • B. 

      Decrease FEV1

    • C. 

      Decrease the amount of exacerbations per week

    • D. 

      Answer A & B

    • E. 

      Answer A & C

    • F. 

      Answer B & C

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