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Neurologic Exam

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A trial of intervention is a part of the adult neurologic evaluation process (True or False)

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A. True

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B. False

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A. True

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If the client is not able to identify which activities they are having trouble with the therapist can facilitate the process by:

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A. Determining best activities to focus on from their examination

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B. Utilizing an assessment tool to assist the client in identifying activities of interest

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C. Focusing on activities of daily living basic to all clients such as sit to stand from a couch

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D. Focusing on impairments that have been identified in the examination

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B. Utilizing an assessment tool to assist the client in identifying activities of interest

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Which of the following would be included in a review of systems?

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A. Detailed examination of range of motion

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B. Mental status assessment such as the mini-mental status exam

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C. Reflex testing for UMN lesion including the Babinski and the Hoffman

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D. Assess blood pressure during position changes from supine to sit to stand

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C. Reflex testing for UMN lesion including the Babinski and the Hoffman

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Which of the following is a method for examining remote memory?

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A. Name three objects and have the client repeat them back to you

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B. Name three objects and ask the client to repeat them back to you 5 minutes later

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C. Ask the client to recall common historical events

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D. Ask for a chronological recall of the client’s current illness

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D. Ask for a chronological recall of the client’s current illness

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Mrs. Smith is 4 weeks s/p CVA. On initial examination 1 week prior, her Ashworth scores in her right arm were 2 throughout. On this day Mrs. Smith is tired and Ashworth scores in the right arm are 3–4. One possible cause of this increase in tone would be:

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A. Response to resistance exercise you performed the day before

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B. She has a urinary tract infection

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C. She has contractures in her arm

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D. Tone is increased when someone is sleeping or tired

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