Geriatrics MCQs

Geriatrics MCQs

Answer these Geriatrics MCQs and see how sharp is your knowledge of Geriatrics. Scroll down and let's start!

1: After age ____ or so, the rate of cell breakdown begins to exceed the rate of cell renewal.

A.   29

B.   30

C.   31

D.   40

2: Inadequate intake of ____ in adults may contribute to loss of bone strength and mental confusion.

A.   Magnesium

B.   Potassium

C.   Zinc

D.   Vitamin D

3: The ai for dietary fiber for women is _____ , while it is _____ for men.

A.   38 g/day;25 g/day

B.   38 g/day;38 g/day

C.   25 g/day;25 g/day

D.   25 g/day;38 g/day

4: Starting around age ___, organ size and efficiency begin to decrease.

A.   30

B.   20

C.   40

D.   50

5: _____ is (are) the breaking down of skin from prolonged pressure on the same spot.

A.   Decubitus ulcers

B.   Cataracts

C.   Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

D.   Stroke

6: What is geriatrics?

A.   The study of the causes and prevention of diseases in older adults

B.   The branch of medicine focused on the treatment of children

C.   The medical specialty that deals with the health and care of older adults

D.   The study of mental health disorders in elderly individuals

A.   Increased heart rate

B.   Thicker and more elastic blood vessels

C.   Decreased cardiac output

D.   Enhanced ability to handle stress

8: Which aspect of wellbeing focuses on an individual's satisfaction with life and overall happiness?

A.   Physical wellbeing

B.   Emotional wellbeing

C.   Psychological wellbeing

D.   Subjective wellbeing

A.   Increased bone density

B.   Reduced joint flexibility

C.   Faster muscle recovery after exercise

D.   Enhanced muscle strength

10: What is the term for the condition characterized by a significant decline in cognitive function and memory, often associated with aging?

A.   Dementia

B.   Osteoporosis

C.   Arthritis

D.   Hypertension

11: What is the key component of a healthy diet for older adults, helping to maintain overall health and wellbeing?

A.   High intake of sugary snacks and desserts

B.   Frequent consumption of processed foods

C.   Adequate hydration

D.   High intake of alcoholic beverages

12: Which of the following factors is essential for promoting mental wellbeing in older adults?

A.   Social isolation and loneliness

B.   Regular engagement in mentally stimulating activities

C.   Sedentary lifestyle and lack of physical activity

D.   Overconsumption of caffeine and stimulants

13: What is the term for the medical specialty focused on relieving pain and improving the quality of life for individuals with serious illnesses?

A.   Geriatrics

B.   Palliative care

C.   Hospice care

D.   Long-term care

14: What is one of the primary goals of geriatric healthcare?

A.   Prolonging the aging process and delaying aging-related changes

B.   Restoring full independence and physical function in older adults

C.   Optimizing the health and wellbeing of older adults to maintain their independence and quality of life

D.   Focusing solely on treating acute illnesses and diseases

15: What is the term for the complex interplay between physical, mental, and social factors that contribute to an individual's overall health and wellbeing?

A.   Biological determinism

B.   Biopsychosocial model

C.   Social determinants of health

D.   Medicalization