Chapter 17: Care of the Frail Older Adult
1. What is the main cause of frailty?
- being old
- inability to maintain homeostasis
- multiple disease processes
- repeated infections
2. What are the two most common indicators of frailty?
- weight loss and muscle loss
- pain and loss of mobility
- falling and high blood pressure
- poor memory and low mood
3. Which of these is NOT in the frailty pathway?
- reduced functional reserve
- poor nutrition and hydration
- trigger events such a falls
- chest pain
4. Which of these are NOT common frailty syndromes?
- sudden collapse
- weight gain
- deterioration in continence
5. Which of these groups of assessments are NOT part of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment?
- review of medication
- assessment of mobility
- driving assessment
- financial assessment
6. Which of these are measures of function and movement used for frailty?
- TUG test
- SOFI scale
- QUALID tool
- MMSE test
7. Which of these is NOT a positive treatment option for the person who is frail?
- discussion about quality of life
- providing dignity and comfort
- management of symptoms
- invasive investigations
8. What frequency of activity does World Health Organization advise to improve body strength, endurance and balance?
- three times a week for 30–45 minutes
- five times a week for 15–20 minutes
- four times a week for 20–30 minutes
- three times a week for 15–20 minutes
9. What is polypharmacy in frail older people?
- too far to travel to the pharmacy
- multiple medications associated with complex co morbidity
- reducing medication use
- falling as a side effect of medication
10. What percentage of people 70 years and older will experience disability in activities of
living while in hospital?