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Geriatrics Quiz


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The ability to move smoothly and quickly

A. stamina

B. dexterity

C. agility

D. coordination


Low expectations for older adults lead to a low level or _____ focus in care planning

A. rehabilitative

B. custodial


Normal aging does not interfere with the transmission of nerve impulses, but does slow the speed of nerve transmission.

A. FALSE

B. TRUE


Changes to joints and the musculoskeletal system appear quickly and suddenly forcing individuals to adapt quickly.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


_____ exercise helps to improve muscle strength, muscle tone, and joint mobility.

A. Isometric

B. Isotonic

C. Isotropic

D. Isothermic


Daily exercise for 30 minutes is more beneficial than strenuous exercise done infrequently.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


_____ exercises do not affect the joints.

A. Isometric

B. Isotonic

C. Isothermic

D. Isotropic


Arthritic joint pain inhibits motion and makes a person more likely to exercise.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


regular, planned exercise is a benefit of all ages

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


_____ is anything that requires the expenditure of energy.

A. Articulation

B. Activity

C. Breathing

D. ADL’s


High expectations of older adults lead to a high level or _______ focus

A. custodial

B. rehabilitative


the first change noticed by most people is a decrease in the rate or speed of their activity

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


_____ is an exercise that improves joint movement and provides support

A. Resistance training

B. Strength training

C. Swimming

D. Walking


Ligaments and tendons become stiff, contributing to decreased joint flexability

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Increased stamina is seen with aging

A. TRUE

B. FALSE




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