A full mental status examination should be completed if the patient:
A) has a change in behavior and the family is concerned. B) develops dysphagia.C) is newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus.D) complains of insomnia.
Aphasia is best described as:
A) a language disturbance in speaking, writing, or understanding. B) the impaired ability to carry out motor activities despite intact motor function.C) the impaired ability to recognize or identify objects despite intact sensory function.D) a disturbance in executive functioning (planning, organizing, sequencing, abstracting).
A patient who was recently diagnosed with a seizure disorder plans to continue a career as a pilot. At this time in the interview, the nurse begins to question the patient's:
A) thought process.B) judgment.C) perception.D) intellect.
A major characteristic of dementia is
A) impaired short-term and long-term memory B) hallucinations C) sudden onset of symptoms D) cognitive deficits that are substance-induced.
Mental status assessment documents:
A) emotional and cognitive functioning B) intelligence and educational level C) artistic or writing ability in the mentally ill person D) schizophrenia and other mental health disorders.
Although a full mental status examination may not be required for every patient, the health care provider must address the four main components during a health history and physical examination. The four components are:
A) memory, attention, thought content, and perceptions B) language, orientation, attention, and abstract reasoning C) appearance, behavior, cognition, and thought processes D) mood, affect, consciousness, and orientation.
An older adult:
A) experiences a 10-point decrease in intelligence B) has diminished recent and remote memory recall C) has a slower response time D) has difficulty with problem solving.
Which of the following statements about mental status testing of children is correct?
A) The results of the Denver II screening test are valid for white, middle-class children only B) The behavioral checklist is useful to assess children who are 3 to 5 years of age C) Abnormal findings are usually related to not achieving an expected developmental milestone D) Input from parents and caretakers is discouraged when assessing psychosocial development.
Which of the following best illustrates an abnormality of thought process?
A) Lability B) Blocking C) Compulsion D) Aphasia
The mental status examination:
A) should be completed at the end of the physical examination B) will not be affected if the patient has a language impairment C) is usually not assessed in children younger than 2 years of age D) assesses mental health strengths and coping skills and screens for any dysfunction.