Magazine article FDA Consumer

Take the FDA Consumer Quiz

Magazine article FDA Consumer

Take the FDA Consumer Quiz

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Which states have never reported a case of heart worm in dogs? How many homes in the United States have significant lead-based paint hazards? In most cases, if someone has been in pain. what is the only way to know whether he or she is Feeling better? To test your knowledge of these and other health-related topics, take our quiz.

Hint: The answers to all of these questions can be found in the November-December 2006 issue of FDA Consumer (and at the bottom of this page). Good Luck!

1. A patient-reported outcome instrument is:

a. a device that delivers a shock every time a patient forgets to take his or her medication

b. a beeping ankle device worn by patients to ensure they don't leave the hospital until released

c. a questionnaire used to collect information about how a patient feels and functions

d. an acoustic guitar played in hospitals to entertain patients

2. In most cases, if someone has been in pain, the only way to know whether he or she is feeling better is to:

a. ask the person

b. measure his or her pain with an electronic pain assessment device found in certain hospitals and clinics

c. biopsy his or her brain

d. X-ray his or her spine

e. do an MRI

3. A broad concept referring to all aspects of a person's well-being is called:

a. psyche

b. ego

c. psychosocial theory

d. quality of life

e. health-related quality of life

4. What is PROMIS?

a. a new health plan that ensures better coverage for patients

b. a new drug to treat colon cancer

c. a new drug to treat prostate cancer

d. Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System

e. …

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