Geriatric Medical Terms! Trivia Quiz Questions!

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Geriatrics Quizzes & Trivia

Do you know enough geriatric medical terms to get the trivia quiz questions below correctly? As people age, they become more susceptible to many infections and diseases and a caregiver to know how to deal with a person suffering from all of them. By tackling the questions below, you stand a chance of reviewing what you have learnt in your course. Do give it a shot and see what more you will learn.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Describe what Pseudo-Hypertension is caused by and how docs can differentiate it from true hypertension.
  • 2. 
    Desribe the main symptomatic difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • 3. 
    The pulmonary vein carries deoxygenated blood & the pulmonary artery carries oxygenated blood.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Indicate ALL the general changes that occur with age to the cardiovascular system.
    • A. 

      Narrowing of vascular lumen

    • B. 

      Increase in myocyte number

    • C. 

      Vessels become more flaccid

    • D. 

      Overall increase in heart rate

    • E. 

      Men's stroke volume remains stable, while women's increases

    • F. 

      Decrease in thickness of left ventricle wall

  • 5. 
    What is the leading cause of coronary artery disease?
    • A. 

      Arteriosclerosis

    • B. 

      Smoking

    • C. 

      Atheroslerosis

    • D. 

      High BP

  • 6. 
    Which of the following types of angina can often lead to a heart attack and does not respond to nitroglycerin?
    • A. 

      Stable angina

    • B. 

      Unstable angina

    • C. 

      Both should respond to nitro if administered at the first symptom

  • 7. 
    Which of the following would NOT be a good choice for viewing actual structures of the heart?
    • A. 

      Echocardiogram

    • B. 

      Cardiac Catherization

    • C. 

      Electrocardiogram

    • D. 

      All can be used to visualize the heart

  • 8. 
    Omega 3 can be beneficial to pts with CV compromise bc it helps reduce clotting. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which of the following would be considered a 'last resort' medication for cardiovascular compromise?
    • A. 

      Nitrates

    • B. 

      Beta Blockers

    • C. 

      Statins

    • D. 

      Thrombolytics

  • 10. 
    A doctor will consider coronary bypass surgery if there is ____% blockage.
  • 11. 
    Pre-hypertension falls under which of the following systolic/diastolic ranges?
    • A. 

      130-149 / 80-89

    • B. 

      120-139 / 90-99

    • C. 

      120-139 / 80-89

    • D. 

      140-159 / 90-99

  • 12. 
    The shorter the vessel length the greater the systemic vascular resistance?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Indicate which of the following meds can lead to secondary hypertension.
    • A. 

      NSAIDs

    • B. 

      Beta blockers

    • C. 

      Steroids

    • D. 

      Migraine Meds

    • E. 

      Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors

  • 14. 
    While taking a BP reading in the clinic you get multiple readings with an average of 187/108.  What do you diagnose this as?
    • A. 

      Stage 1 HTN

    • B. 

      Stage 2 HTN

    • C. 

      HTN Urgency

    • D. 

      HTN Emergency

  • 15. 
    Subclavian Steal Syndrome is a condition where there is stenosis of the subclavian artery proximal to the origin of the vertebral artery resulting in reduced blood flow to the heart.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Osteoporosis is diagnosed ff bone loss is greater than ____ standard deviations below the normal mean bone mineral density (BMD) of a young adult
  • 17. 
    Bisphosphonates (e.g. Fosomax & Boniva) work by stimulating osteoblasts which results in increased bone density & reduced fractures by 50%
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Methotrexate & Plaquenil are medications for which of the following conditions?
    • A. 

      Sjorgren's

    • B. 

      Rheumatoid Arthritis

    • C. 

      Subclavian Steel Syndrome

    • D. 

      Anemia

  • 19. 
    Indicate all of the associated symptoms/demographics for Giant Cell Arteritis
    • A. 

      More common in males

    • B. 

      Fever & weight gain

    • C. 

      Tenderness of scalp

    • D. 

      Jaw pain when chewing

    • E. 

      Can often occur with polymalgia rheumatica

  • 20. 
    The following equations are used to determine the typical ESR: Men: age/2 Women: (age+10)/2
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What is the gold standard for diagnosing giant cell arteritis?
    • A. 

      ESR

    • B. 

      C-Reactive Protein

    • C. 

      Temporal artery biopsy

  • 22. 
    If acute vision loss occurs secondary to giant cell arteritis oral steroids should be adminstered, once symptoms have stabalized, administer IV steroids as well.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is found to be low in post-traumatic stress syndrome pts?
    • A. 

      Epinehprine

    • B. 

      Cortisol

    • C. 

      Dopamine

    • D. 

      Seratonin

  • 24. 
    Over 65 yo, women are more constipated than men.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Which of the following procedures also allows for a biopsy to be performed to check for colorectal cancer?
    • A. 

      Sigmoidoscopy

    • B. 

      Colonoscopy

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