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

1 Select the best answer regarding MS epidemiology.
  MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults.
  Wallin, et al. estimate that more than 900,000 Americans are living with MS.
  Caucasians are affected more often with MS than people of other racial groups.
  All of the above.
2 Which of the following countries would you expect to have a higher incidence 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 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
5 A diagnosis of MS can be made by MRI alone.
True     False
6 Select the best answer about MS symptoms.
  Patients often experience MS symptoms for months to years before diagnosis.
  The severity of MS symptoms can vary from episode to episode in the same patient.
  MS symptoms are often subjective.
  All of the above.
7 Which factor is associated with a less favorable MS prognosis?
  Female gender
  Older age onset
  Mainly sensory symptoms
  Long interval between first and second attack
8 Which of the following factors often increases MS associated fatigue symptoms?
  Moderate aerobic exercise
  Work simplification
  Exposure to warm temperatures
  Exposure to air-conditioning
9 Depression, including major depressive episodes are common in MS.
True     False
10 The average life expectancy of persons with MS is about seven years shorter than the general public.
True     False
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