Digestive & Gastrointestinal System Disorders | NCLEX Quiz 66

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Digestive Disorder Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following complications is thought to be the most common cause of appendicitis?
    • A. 

      A fecalith

    • B. 

      Bowel kinking

    • C. 

      Internal bowel occlusion

    • D. 

      Abdominal bowel swelling

  • 2. 
    Which of the following terms best describes the pain associated with appendicitis?
    • A. 

      Aching

    • B. 

      Fleeting

    • C. 

      Intermittent

    • D. 

      Steady

  • 3. 
    Which of the following nursing interventions should be implemented to manage a client with appendicitis?
    • A. 

      Assessing for pain

    • B. 

      Encouraging oral intake of clear fluids

    • C. 

      Providing discharge teaching

    • D. 

      Assessing for symptoms of peritonitis

  • 4. 
    Which of the following definitions best describes gastritis?
    • A. 

      Erosion of the gastric mucosa

    • B. 

      Inflammation of a diverticulum

    • C. 

      Inflammation of the gastric mucosa

    • D. 

      Reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus

  • 5. 
    Which of the following substances is most likely to cause gastritis?
    • A. 

      Milk

    • B. 

      Bicarbonate of soda. or baking soda

    • C. 

      Enteric coated aspirin

    • D. 

      Nonsteriodal anti-imflammatory drugs

  • 6. 
    Which of the following definitions best describes diverticulosis?
    • A. 

      An inflamed outpouching of the intestine

    • B. 

      A noninflamed outpouching of the intestine

    • C. 

      The partial impairment of the forward flow of intestinal contents

    • D. 

      An abnormal protrusion of an organ through the structure that usually holds it.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following types of diets is implicated in the development of diverticulosis?
    • A. 

      Low-fiber diet

    • B. 

      High-fiber diet

    • C. 

      High-protein diet

    • D. 

      Low-carbohydrate diet

  • 8. 
    Which of the following mechanisms can facilitate the development of diverticulosis into diverticulitis?
    • A. 

      Treating constipation with chronic laxative use. leading to dependence on laxatives

    • B. 

      Chronic constipation causing an obstruction. reducing forward flow of intestinal contents

    • C. 

      Herniation of the intestinal mucosa. rupturing the wall of the intestine

    • D. 

      Undigested food blocking the diverticulum. predisposing the area to bacterial invasion.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following symptoms indicated diverticulosis?
    • A. 

      No symptoms exist

    • B. 

      Change in bowel habits

    • C. 

      Anorexia with low-grade fever

    • D. 

      Episodic. dull. or steady midabdominal pain

  • 10. 
    Which of the following tests should be administered to a client suspected of having diverticulosis?
    • A. 

      Abdominal ultrasound

    • B. 

      Barium enema

    • C. 

      Barium swallow

    • D. 

      Gastroscopy

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