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Geriatrics Knowledge Test Quiz

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1. Which of the following is a common risk factor for falls in the elderly?

2. In treating hypertension in elderly patients, which of the following principles is most important?

3. What condition is characterized by a decline in cognitive function severe enough to interfere with daily life but not to the extent of Alzheimer's disease?

4. The comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is an important tool for evaluating elderly patients. What unique focus does the CGA have compared to a standard medical evaluation?

5. Which of the following best describes polypharmacy in the context of geriatric medicine?

6. What ethical principle is particularly relevant when discussing the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment in elderly patients?

7. Which of the following conditions is most likely to contribute to frailty in elderly patients?

8. In the context of geriatrics, what is the primary goal of palliative care?

9. Osteoporosis is a common condition in the elderly. Which of the following interventions is most effective in preventing fractures in patients with osteoporosis?

10. Depression in the elderly is often underdiagnosed. Which of the following is a common reason for this?