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Advanced Health Assessment

Nursing

Quiz 4 :

Psychobiologic Bases of Behavior

Quiz 4 :

Psychobiologic Bases of Behavior

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A patient is recovering from surgery to remove a tumor in the cerebellum. Which assessment finding is most attributable to this diagnosis?
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B

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Dysfunction in which structure should lead the nurse to consider institution of fall precautions?
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D

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The hippocampus of a patient diagnosed with Alzheimer disease will likely be affected by what related process?
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D

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A patient reports frequent episodes of rage. The patient's problem might be associated with dysfunction of which structure?
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The parent of an adopted infant tells the nurse, "Our baby was abused before the adoption. I read an article online that said this experience causes problems as a child grows up. What we should be watching for?" Select the nurse's best response.
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A patient is diagnosed with a bilateral frontal cerebral hemorrhage. The nurse is aware that the patient should be assessed from which possible related condition?
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The nurse assesses a patient diagnosed with Parkinson disease. When will tremors be most pronounced?
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A nurse could anticipate that the treatment plan for a patient experiencing memory difficulties might include medications designed to bring about what outcome?
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The nurse administers a medication that potentiates the action of noradrenaline. Which finding would be expected?
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A patient demonstrates a problem identifying odors. The nurse can project that there is dysfunction in which cerebral lobe?
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A patient chronically demonstrates aggression. Neuroimaging studies will most likely show dysfunction in which part of the brain?
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When a nurse administers medication that focuses on the management of Parkinson disease, what is the focus of the associated evaluation?
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The patient is tense, hypervigilant, and reports, "My heart is racing." The nurse understands that the client is experiencing what sympathetic nervous system reaction?
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A patient excitedly tells the nurse, "Look what I made in arts and crafts! I did a good job. I want to make some other things too." The nurse may conclude that which part of the patient's nervous system is responsible for processing this reaction?
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A patient who experiences frequent panic attacks asks the nurse, "Why does this happen to me?" The nurse should explain that the problem might relate to a deficit of which brain chemical?
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A patient reports an inability to sleep because of too much noise and light, even though the environment is quiet with soft lighting. The nurse knows such reports support dysfunction of which organ?
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A patient who abuses heroin says, "I have willpower to manage my life in other areas, but I feel helpless to control my craving for heroin." The nurse's response should be based on research findings suggesting that addictive behavior is related to changes in what area of the brain?
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A patient diagnosed with split-brain syndrome has damage to which structure of the brain?
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The nurse plans discharge teaching for a patient who experienced a stroke involving the hippocampus. The nurse should adapt the teaching plan to account for possible problems with which function?
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Although a patient appears to have recovered from a head injury resulting from an auto accident 3 months ago, the family reports changes in the patient's personality and behavior. The nurse should explain that these changes are probably associated with injury to which structure?
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