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Neurologic Exam

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

A. True

B. False

A. True

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

A. Determining best activities to focus on from their examination

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

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

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

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

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

A. Detailed examination of range of motion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

C. Ask the client to recall common historical events

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

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

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:

A. Response to resistance exercise you performed the day before

B. She has a urinary tract infection

C. She has contractures in her arm

D. Tone is increased when someone is sleeping or tired

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