N260 - Nutrition Quiz

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N260 - Nutrition Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What is the name of excessive loss of lean muscle mass in the elderly?
    • A. 

      Xerostomia

    • B. 

      Sarcopenia

    • C. 

      Edentulism

    • D. 

      Atrophic gastritis

  • 2. 
    The loss of muscle can lead to lower total body _______ .
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Energy

    • C. 

      Mass

    • D. 

      Calcium

  • 3. 
    In the elderly, early satiety and changes in gastric emptying are often referred to as, ____.
    • A. 

      Cholecystokinase

    • B. 

      Edentulism

    • C. 

      Achlorhydria

    • D. 

      Anorexia of the aging

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Their cataracts and macular degeneration

    • B. 

      They’ve been diagnosed with diabetes for 15 years

    • C. 

      They have lost %60 of their smell

    • D. 

      Their complete loss of conductive hearing

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Decrease in their lean body mass

    • B. 

      Incontinence

    • C. 

      Diuretics q12hrs

    • D. 

      Fever for two weeks

  • 6. 
    True or false. The nutritional requirements of vitamins decrease for the elderly?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Serum albumin level lower than 3.5g/100ml

    • B. 

      Hemoglobin level below 12 g/dl

    • C. 

      Weighs 150 pounds a month later

    • D. 

      Hematocrit value below 35 %

  • 8. 
    You are choosing vitamin D rich foods for you patient, which of the following would be your least likely choice?
    • A. 

      Large egg yolk

    • B. 

      Cod liver oil

    • C. 

      Cooked salmon

    • D. 

      Canned sardines

  • 9. 
    The majority of a person’s calcium is stored in the _________.
    • A. 

      Blood

    • B. 

      Teeth

    • C. 

      Cells

    • D. 

      Bone

  • 10. 
    What percentage of the total body calcium is stored in the bone and teeth?
    • A. 

      15%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      5%

    • D. 

      1%

  • 11. 
    Which of the following foods has the lease amount of calcium in it (per serving)?
    • A. 

      Whole milk

    • B. 

      Sardines

    • C. 

      Low fat yogurt

    • D. 

      Cottage cheese

  • 12. 
    Which of the following substances is required for cellular division and the maintenance of myelin sheath?
    • A. 

      Vitamin D

    • B. 

      Calcium

    • C. 

      Vitamin B12

    • D. 

      Vitamin B6

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is required as a coenzyme in metabolism of protein, fat, and other biochemical reactions?
    • A. 

      Vitamin D

    • B. 

      Calcium

    • C. 

      Vitamin B12

    • D. 

      Vitamin B6

  • 14. 
    You are teaching an older patient about the importance of hydration. How many cups of water will you recommend for this client?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      10

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Transfer- difficulty moving food from the mouth to the esophagus

    • B. 

      Transport- difficulty moving food down the esophagus

    • C. 

      Delivery- difficulty moving food from the stomach into the intestines.

  • 16. 
    Which of your following patients is at the greatest risk for dysphagia?
    • A. 

      55 male with hemorrhagic retinopathy

    • B. 

      67 male with GERD

    • C. 

      75 female with CHF

    • D. 

      66 male with COPD

  • 17. 
    High doses of _______ have been showed to delay the progress of Alzheimer’s disease.
    • A. 

      Vitamin B6

    • B. 

      Folic acid

    • C. 

      Homocysteine

    • D. 

      Vitamin E

  • 18. 
    In the elderly, alcohol abuse is a huge risk factor for ________ .
    • A. 

      Vitamin deficiency

    • B. 

      Muscle weakness

    • C. 

      Dysphagia

    • D. 

      Chronic pain

  • 19. 
    Which of the following nursing interventions is inappropriate for clients with swallowing difficulties?
    • A. 

      Sitting the patient upright

    • B. 

      Encouraging talking while eating

    • C. 

      Small portions

    • D. 

      Keeping the suction machine near the bedside

  • 20. 
    Your 73 y/o depressed patient is suffering from unintentional weight loss. Which of the following is the least likely cause of their weight loss?
    • A. 

      Cushing’s disease

    • B. 

      Recently diagnosed with dementia

    • C. 

      Social isolation

    • D. 

      Polypharmacy