Questions and Answers
Q1. A therapist attempts to take a history from a patient who is acutely ill. In an attempt to conserve the patient’s energy the therapist should ask questions that are:
A. Thought provoking and reflective
B. Easily answered with brief statements
C. Stimulating and invigorating
D. Sympathetic and enderaring
Q2. A patient is informed that her condition is terminal shortly before her scheduled therapy session. During the treatment session, the patient asks the therapist if she believes the physician’s assessment is accurate. The most appropriate therapist response is:
A. Physicians are not infallible
B. Your present condition is very serious
C Channel your energy towards getting better
D. Focus on your therapy goals
Q3. A physical therapist notices a student physical therapist using improper guarding techniques on a patient that appears
to be unstable. The most immediate therapist action should be:
A discuss the situation with the student’s clinical instructor
B. Leave the student an anonymous note describing proper guarding technique
C. Offer suggestions to improve the student’s guarding technique
D. Ignore the situation since you are not the clinical instruction
Q4. A patient three weeks status post right total kneere placement complains of pain in the right calf. The patient’s pain increases with ambulation and with quick passive range of motion into dorsiflexion. The patient’s lower extremity is warm to touch. The most appropriate response would be to:
A. Disregard the findings as postoperative pain
B. Continue with ambulation to tolerance
C. Perform active calf stretching
D. Request a physician to rule out deep venous thrombosis
Q5. An increasing number of states offer consumers the ability to enter the health care system by going directly to a physical therapist. Which statement describing the effects of direct access is accurate?
A. Physical therapists’ malpractice rates have sharply risen as a result of direct access.
B. Insurance carriers may deny claims without a physician’s signature in states with direct access
C. Physical therapy has been over utilized in states with direct access.
D. Physicians are being alienated by physical therapists in states with direct access.
Q6. A male therapist prepares to treat a female patient using a soft tissue massage technique. The therapist would like to reasure that the patient does not misinterpret the purpose of the treatment technique. The most appropriate action is to:
A. Transfer the patient to another therapist’s schedule
B. Request a female staff member to be present during treatment
C. Select another less invasive technique
D. Discharge the patient from physical therapy
Q7. A therapist develops a list of behavioral objectives for a new employee working in hydrotherapy. Which of the following is not considered to be a behavioral objective?
A. The therapist will perform wound debridement to remove necrotic material
B. The therapist will identify two commonly used antibacterial agents
C. The therapist will apply sterile dressing to an open wound
D. The therapist will understand the stages of tissue inflammation and repair
Q8. A therapist examines a patient bedside, when suddenly the patient’s I.V. becomes disconnected. The therapist’s most appropriate response would be to:
A. Reconnect the I.V.
B. Contact the primary physician
C. Contact nursing
D. Continue with your present treatment
Q9. A group of senior physical therapy students attempt to determine if there is a relationship between intelligence and academic achievement. Which of the following correlation coefficients would indicate the strongest positive correlation? (Biostatistics)
Q10. The reliability of goniometric measurements taken by different therapists is measured by interrater reliability. Which join motion would you expect to have the poorest interrater reliability? (Biostatistics)
A. Ankle eversion
B. Elbow flexion
C. Knee flexion
D. Shoulder lateral rotation
Q1.(B) Q2.(B) Q3.(C) Q4.(D) Q5.(B) Q6.(B) Q7.(D) Q8.(C) Q9.(B) Q10.(A)