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Mental status quiz I

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Test your knowledge of assessing patient mental status in our Mental Status Quiz I.

This is part 1 of 2, so be sure to look for the next portion soon.

Mental Status Quiz I

(14 Questions)



“Loss of ability to think rapidly and clearly” is a manifestation of what stage of altered arousal?





“How old are you?” assesses the thought function of:





“Can you count backward from 20 to 1?” assesses the mental function of:





“Arousable with difficulty (motor or verbal response only to vigorous and repeated stimulation)” is a manifestation of what stage of altered arousal?





“Easily aroused by normal speech or touch” is a manifestation of what level of altered arousal?





“Ability to fall asleep easily in absence of verbal or tactile stimulation from others” is a manifestation of what level of altered arousal?





“Impaired judgment and decision making” is a manifestation of what level of altered arousal?





“Beginning loss of consciousness” is a manifestation of what stage of altered arousal?





“Mild to moderate reduction in arousal” is a manifestation of what level of altered arousal?





“Where were you born?” assesses the mental function of:





“What did you have for breakfast?” screens for the mental function of:





“Can’t be aroused by any stimulus” is a manifestation of what stage of altered arousal?





“What is your name?” assesses the thought function of:





“Lack of motor or verbal response to external environment or any stimuli” is a manifestation of what stage of altered arousal?







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