Musculoskeletal Assessment

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Assessment Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following would you NOT inspect while observing gait?
    • A. 

      Base of support

    • B. 

      Posture

    • C. 

      Arm position

    • D. 

      Weight bearing stabilty

  • 2. 
    Which test do you perform when assessing for the risk of falling?
    • A. 

      Nudge Test

    • B. 

      Fall Test

    • C. 

      Risk Test

    • D. 

      Sternum Test

  • 3. 
    Falling backward is an abnormal finding that is easily seen with?
    • A. 

      Cervical Spinedylosis

    • B. 

      Parkinson's Disease

    • C. 

      Arthritis

    • D. 

      Scoliosis

  • 4. 
    Normal findings for the temporomadibular joint are (pick all that apply)
    • A. 

      Snapping and clicking

    • B. 

      Decreased ROM, swelling, tenderness

    • C. 

      Jaw protrudes and retracts easily

    • D. 

      Decreased muscle strength

  • 5. 
    To test range of motion, the nurse should have the client
    • A. 

      Protrude and retract jaw

    • B. 

      Move jaw side to side

    • C. 

      Open mouth as wide as possible

    • D. 

      Clench the teeth

  • 6. 
    When testing the range of motion, an abnormal finding would be
    • A. 

      Lack of full contraction with cranial nerve III

    • B. 

      Lack of full contraction with cranial nerve IV

    • C. 

      Lack of full contraction with cranial nerve V

    • D. 

      Lack of full contraction with cranial nerve VI

  • 7. 
    What is the nurse looking for when inspecting the sternoclavicular joint? (Pick all that apply)
    • A. 

      Pain or tenderness

    • B. 

      Color

    • C. 

      Swelling

    • D. 

      Masses

  • 8. 
    When inspecting and palpating the sternoclavicular joint, the nurse would distinguish a normal finding as all of the following except:
    • A. 

      No visible bony overgrowths

    • B. 

      No swelling

    • C. 

      No redness

    • D. 

      Painful joints