Hca/PSW: Self Assessment Copy

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Hca/PSW: Self Assessment Copy

Please note: This quiz is no longer being maintained. However, you are welcome to attempt it. This quiz provides randomly selected questions from the final comprehensive HCA examination test bank. This quiz is your opportunity to self-assess your knowledge. Comparison between this quiz and the HCA/PSW ExaminationItemThis QuizComprehensive ExaminationNumber of Questions50150Time Limited1 hour3 hoursCertificateAchievementCompletionPurposeSelf AssessmentCertification of knowledgePassing scoreN/A70% If you do well: Congratulations. Try again to see if you can raise your score. If you do not do well, determine the areas where you need instruction and enroll in those courses. Good luck. &


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Factors that affect the quality of healthcare include:
    • A. 

      Population in the area

    • B. 

      Technology available in the area

    • C. 

      Culture

    • D. 

      Population, technology and culture all have an effect

  • 2. 
    ADL includes:
    • A. 

      Personal Care and social activities

    • B. 

      Feeding, personal care and social activities

    • C. 

      Social activities and bathing

    • D. 

      Personal care, feeding and bathing

  • 3. 
    IADL includes:
    • A. 

      Cleaning, cooking, shopping and social activities

    • B. 

      Cooking, shopping and bathing

    • C. 

      Shopping, cooking and feeding

    • D. 

      All the options that are listed in this question

  • 4. 
    The first principle of health care is:
    • A. 

      Do good and heal

    • B. 

      Love your neighbour as yourself

    • C. 

      Do no harm

    • D. 

      Do as you are told to do

  • 5. 
    The older we become, the more likely we are to
    • A. 

      Develop health disorders and conditions

    • B. 

      Fall

    • C. 

      Have children

    • D. 

      Develop health disorders and conditions and fall

  • 6. 
    As we age, our skin
    • A. 

      Becomes thinner

    • B. 

      Becomes thicker

    • C. 

      Doesn't change

    • D. 

      Becomes less wrinkled

  • 7. 
    Sleep:
    • A. 

      Helps move toxins out of the brain and spinal cord

    • B. 

      Assists to repair the body and brain

    • C. 

      Helps create permanent memories

    • D. 

      Removes toxins, repairs and helps create permanent memories.

  • 8. 
    Emotions:
    • A. 

      Are the results of our beliefs

    • B. 

      Are protective mechanisms

    • C. 

      Affect the brain and brain chemistry

    • D. 

      Result from our beliefs, protect us and affect the brain and brain chemistry

  • 9. 
    MRI scans of the brain can show:
    • A. 

      Rejection, lust and love

    • B. 

      Hunger, pain and false beliefs

    • C. 

      Lying, truth and correct beliefs

    • D. 

      Rejection, lust, love, beliefs, lying and truth

  • 10. 
    Depression is:
    • A. 

      A common problem

    • B. 

      Always occurs with some other problem

    • C. 

      Easily controlled with medication

    • D. 

      Never fatal

  • 11. 
    Fructose is a kind of:
    • A. 

      Saturated fat

    • B. 

      Unsaturated fat

    • C. 

      Protein

    • D. 

      Carbohydrate

  • 12. 
    Diabetes is:
    • A. 

      Too much sugar in the blood

    • B. 

      Too little insulin for the amount of sugar in the blood

    • C. 

      Mainly suffered by those both old and obese

    • D. 

      Can be avoided with exercise

  • 13. 
    Memory is:
    • A. 

      Permanent and cannot be altered

    • B. 

      Permanent or temporary and is always accurate

    • C. 

      Is never changed simply by suggestion

    • D. 

      Is permanent or temporary and not always reliable

  • 14. 
    For cancer treatment:
    • A. 

      Vitamin C therapy is completely useless

    • B. 

      Nutritional therapy is completely useless

    • C. 

      Chemotherapy is completely useless

    • D. 

      We really don’t know enough to determine what is completely useless

  • 15. 
    Women and men are so different that they require different approaches to:
    • A. 

      Go to the bathroom (restroom, toilet)

    • B. 

      Some medications

    • C. 

      Emotions

    • D. 

      Bathrooms, medications and emotions

  • 16. 
    Hoarding is a sign of:
    • A. 

      Dementia

    • B. 

      Depression

    • C. 

      Alzheimer's

    • D. 

      Behaviour disorder

  • 17. 
    Learning requires:
    • A. 

      Brain growth (new neurons or connections)

    • B. 

      Head growth (bigger skull to hold a bigger brain)

    • C. 

      Stronger neck muscles to hold the bigger head

    • D. 

      Nothing – it is automatic

  • 18. 
    Stress is:
    • A. 

      Always bad

    • B. 

      Always good

    • C. 

      Can be good or bad

    • D. 

      Simply an excuse for a badly managed life

  • 19. 
    Stress affects:
    • A. 

      Only humans

    • B. 

      All humans and animals

    • C. 

      Only animals

    • D. 

      Only those that allow it

  • 20. 
    Schizophrenia is:
    • A. 

      Another term for split or multiple personalities

    • B. 

      A special form of depression

    • C. 

      A disorder that involves altered perceptions of reality

    • D. 

      A physical disorder that can be cured with surgery

  • 21. 
    Caregiving can be
    • A. 

      Hard physical work

    • B. 

      Emotionally difficult

    • C. 

      Rewarding

    • D. 

      Hard, difficult and rewarding

  • 22. 
    Endocrine glands are those that:
    • A. 

      Release hormones through small tubes into the blood stream

    • B. 

      Release hormones directly into the blood stream

    • C. 

      Release hormones into the brain only

    • D. 

      Release hormones into the heart only

  • 23. 
    Hormones are produced to:
    • A. 

      Signal action by other cells

    • B. 

      Sometimes signal action by specific cells

    • C. 

      Sometimes signal action by all cells

    • D. 

      Signal action by other, sometimes all and sometimes specific cells

  • 24. 
    There are _________ major endocrine glands.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      16

  • 25. 
    The Pineal, Pituitary and Hypothalamus are located in the:
    • A. 

      Brain

    • B. 

      Upper chest and throat

    • C. 

      Upper abdomen

    • D. 

      Lower abdomen or groin

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