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Self-Assessment Questions

Neurology

Parkinson’s Disease: Review Questions

Bertrand C. Liang, MD

Dr. Liang is Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine and Neurology, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, and a member of the Hospital Physician Editorial Board.


Choose the single best answer for each question.

1. Parkinson’s disease consists of which of the following signs?
  1. Postural instability
  2. Bradykinesia
  3. Tremor
  4. Cogwheel rigidity
  5. All of the above
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2. The most common initial presentation of a patient with Parkinson’s disease includes which of the following?

  1. Age range 50 to 70 years
  2. Bilateral tremor
  3. Decreased dexterity
  4. Age range 50 to 70 years and decreased dexterity
  5. All of the above
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3. Tremor in Parkinson’s disease has which of the following characteristics?

  1. Frequency of 2 to 3 Hz
  2. Most apparent when limb is unsupported
  3. Most apparent during intension
  4. Frequency of 2 to 3 Hz and most apparent when limb is unsupported
  5. None of the above
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4. In Parkinson’s disease, bradykinesia can be described as:
  1. Reduced movement in the lower extremities
  2. Increased amplitude with any movement
  3. Flexor/extensor weakness
  4. All of the above
  5. None of the above
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5. Which of the following are symptoms of Parkinson’s disease?

  1. Sensory symptoms
  2. Autonomic dysfunction
  3. Seborrheic dermatitis
  4. All of the above
  5. None of the above
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6. The rigidity in Parkinson’s disease is associated with which of the following?

  1. Flexor contraction
  2. Extensor contraction
  3. Contraction of the limbs and neck
  4. Flexor contraction and contraction of the limbs and neck
  5. All of the above
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