Drug Info Post Test

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Drug Info Post Test


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the databases are tertiary resources, ie. primarily provide full text? 
    • A. 

      Micromedex

    • B. 

      Natural Standard

    • C. 

      Lexicomp

    • D. 

      International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA)

    • E. 

      Medline

  • 2. 
    Which of the following are advantages of the primary literature? 
    • A. 

      Current

    • B. 

      Compact and concise

    • C. 

      Unlimited

    • D. 

      Updated information can be sent periodically

    • E. 

      Unbiased

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements describe a systematic review? 
    • A. 

      Identifies an intervention for a specific disease or other problem in health care, and determines whether or not this intervention works

    • B. 

      Adheres to strict design

    • C. 

      Provides a comprehensive summary of the available evidence

    • D. 

      Contains relevant references to clinical trials on a particular intervention

    • E. 

      All options

  • 4. 
    Which of the following sources are full text or tertiary resources? 
    • A. 

      Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients

    • B. 

      The Harriet Lane Handbook

    • C. 

      PubMed

    • D. 

      SciFinder Scholar

    • E. 

      AHFD Drug Information

  • 5. 
    Which of the following sources would you use to find more information on an interaction? Hint: There's more than one answer 
    • A. 

      Drug Interactions Analysis and Management

    • B. 

      The Harriet Lane Handbook

    • C. 

      Micromedex

    • D. 

      Drug Interaction Facts

    • E. 

      Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine

  • 6. 
    Which one of these statements about the peer review process is not correct? 
    • A. 

      Editors will approve the selection of articles on any topic regardless of the nature of the journal.

    • B. 

      Peer reviewers are experts in the field related to the submitted article

    • C. 

      To avoid bias the editor removes the names of the authors and their institutions before sending the article to the reviewers.

    • D. 

      The reviewers return comments on the quality of the work and make recommendations to the editor.

    • E. 

      Authors usually need to revise an accepted article based on the reviewers comments.

  • 7. 
    To construct a useable clinical question you can use the PICO system. What do the letters stand for? 
    • A. 

      Problem, infection, consultation, output

    • B. 

      Patient, intervention, consultation, output

    • C. 

      Population, institution, comparator, outcome

    • D. 

      Population, intervention, comparative intervention, outcome

    • E. 

      Practice, infection, confirmation, outcome

  • 8. 
    AMA citation style for a typical journal article is as follows: Author(s). Article title. abbreviated Journal Name. Year;volume:inclusive page numbers. Which of the following is an example of the AMA citation style? 
    • A. 

      Marczinski, C. A., and M. T. Fillmore. 2006. Clubgoers and their trendy cocktails: Implications of mixing caffeine into alcohol on information processing and subjective reports of intoxication. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology 14, (4) (Nov): 450-8.

    • B. 

      Marczinski CA, Fillmore MT. Clubgoers and their trendy cocktails: Implications of mixing caffeine into alcohol on information processing and subjective reports of intoxication. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2006;14(4):450-458.

    • C. 

      Marczinski, C. A., and M. T. Fillmore. "Clubgoers and their Trendy Cocktails: Implications of Mixing Caffeine into Alcohol on Information Processing and Subjective Reports of Intoxication." Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology 14.4 (2006): 450-8.

    • D. 

      MARCZINSKI, C.A. and FILLMORE, M.T., 2006. Clubgoers and their trendy cocktails: implications of mixing caffeine into alcohol on information processing and subjective reports of intoxication. Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology, 14(4), pp. 450-458.

    • E. 

      Marczinski, C. A., & Fillmore, M. T. (2006). Clubgoers and their trendy cocktails: Implications of mixing caffeine into alcohol on information processing and subjective reports of intoxication. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 14(4), 450-458.

  • 9. 
    Citation searching allows you to identify articles which have cited a previous article. Which of the following databases provide access to citing literature? 
    • A. 

      Pubmed

    • B. 

      Google Scholar

    • C. 

      Scopus

    • D. 

      Toxnet

    • E. 

      SciFinder Scholar

  • 10. 
    Which one of these search strategies would best locate references in PubMed on the use and or effectiveness of vitamin C or zinc to delay the onset or relieve the symptoms of a cold? 
    • A. 

      Vitamin c and zinc supplementation for a common cold

    • B. 

      Common cold AND vitamin c OR zinc

    • C. 

      Zinc or vitamin c and common cold

    • D. 

      Influence of zinc on the symptoms of a cold

    • E. 

      Common cold AND (vitamin c OR zinc)

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