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Exam & Evaluation (Multiple Sclerosis: Caring for the Patient)
 
Questions: Please respond to following statements.

1 All of the following statements are accurate regarding multiple sclerosis except:
  MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults
  MS occurs more often in men than in women
  Nearly 400,000 Americans have MS
  Caucasians are affected more often with MS than people of other racial groups
2 Which of the following countries would most likely have a high incidence of individuals with MS?
  Egypt
  Costa Rica
  Canada
  Mexico
3 A person who moves to another part of the world after age fifteen retains the MS risk of his or her country of origin.
True     False
4 Increases in MS prevalence over the past decade are thought to be due to:
  Longer life spans
  Consistent diagnostic criteria
  Technological advances such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  All of the above
5 Which form of MS is characterized by progression of symptoms and disability without plateaus or remissions?
  Relapsing-remitting MS
  Secondary-progressive MS
  Primary-progressive MS
  Progressive-relapsing
6 Having an MRI can establish a diagnosis of MS.
True     False
7 Which of the following statements is incorrect about MS symptoms?
  Patients may have MS symptoms for months to years before diagnosis.
  The more MS lesions are seen on an MRI, the more severe the clinical symptoms.
  The severity of MS symptoms can vary from episode to episode in the same patient.
  MS symptoms are often subjective.
8 All of the following factors are indicators of a less favorable MS prognosis except:
  Male gender
  Disease onset before age 35
  Brainstem symptoms
  Frequent MS attacks
9 Which of the following activities increases MS associated fatigue symptoms?
  Moderate aerobic exercise
  Work simplification
  Exposure to warm temperatures
  Exposure to air-conditioning
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