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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - OT - 4 Hour

You will need to answer 14 questions correctly to pass the test.
(1) Which of the following statements is TRUE? (p. 4)
(A) CFS occurs 2X more frequently in women than in men.
(B) CFS occurs most often in people 20-39 years old.
(C) CFS occurs in all races and ethnic groups around the world.
(D) In the U.S., CFS occurs much more frequently in Caucasians than it does in African Americans or Hispanics.
(2) CFS is caused exclusively by the Epstein-Barr virus. (p. 5)
(A) True
(B) False
(3) Which case definition is the accepted standard utilized for CFS research studies? (p. 10-11)
(A) CDC Definition
(B) International (1994) Definition
(C) Canadian Defination
(D) International (2003) Definition
(4) CFS symptoms vary from person to person in type, number and severity. (p. 13)
(A) True
(B) False
(5) According to the Klimas & Lapp CFS Evaluation & Diagnosis Model, an individual must experience chronic fatigue for at least ________ to be diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. (p. 15-16)
(A) 1 month
(B) 3 months
(C) 6 months
(D) 9 months
(6) Which of the following conditions does NOT exclude a diagnosis of CFS? (p. 19)
(A) Narcolepsy
(B) Hepatitis C
(C) Severe obesity
(D) Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Disorder
(7) CFS often follows a cyclical course, alternating between periods of illness and relative well-being. (p. 19)
(A) True
(B) False
(8) Which of the following is NOT a primary subjective complaint associated with CFS? (p. 20)
(A) Cognitive dysfunction
(B) Tinnitus
(C) Joint and muscle pain
(D) Sore throat
(9) Healthcare professionals should assume that all people with CFS have depression. (p. 22)
(A) True
(B) False
(10) Which of the following is NOT one of the validated instruments recommended by the CDC for the assessment of individuals with CFS? (p. 24-25)
(A) Bartolone Functional Assessment
(B) Medical Outcomes Survey Short Form - 36
(C) CDC Symptom Inventory
(D) Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory
(11) Activity and symptom diaries may be very effective during early phases of the therapy process, but become less effective or more difficult to maintain during later phases of therapy. (p. 26)
(A) True
(B) False
(12) One of the primary goals of exercise is to optimize aerobic capacity.
(A) True
(B) False
(13) Activity pacing is an energy management principle that involves moderating activity to minimize the push-crash cycle. (p. 30)
(A) True
(B) False
(14) Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)? (p. 31-33)
(A) CBT is a group form of therapy that is based on individual illness experiences.
(B) The goal of CBT is to help the patient understand their illness and to change perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors that can contribute to the impact of symptoms.
(C) Cost is the main reason cited by CFS patients for discontinuing CBT.
(D) D. Specially trained psychologists are the only healthcare professionals qualified to conduct CBT.
(15) Which treatment is supported by strong scientific evidence demonstrating its effectiveness for significantly reducing CFS symptoms? (p. 35)
(B) Coenzyme Q10
(C) Homeopathic medicine
(D) None of the above
(16) Approximately one-third of people with CFS are unable to maintain full-time employment after becoming ill. (p. 36)
(A) True
(B) False
(17) A person has mod CFS symptoms at rest, and mod to severe symptoms with exercise. They can perform desk work for 4-5 hours / day, but need occasional rest periods. What would this person's score be utilizing the Bell's CFS Disability Scale? (p. 38)
(A) 50
(B) 40
(C) 30
(D) 20
(18) Feelings of anger, guilt, anxiety, isolation and abandonment are common in CFS patients. (p. 41)
(A) True
(B) False
(19) Students with CFS typically do not qualify for educational accommodations under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (p. 42)
(A) True
(B) False
(20) Which one of the following is an appropriate and applicable assessment tool for a pediatric patient? (p. 44-49)
(A) Wong-Baker Faces Pain Rating Scale
(B) Bell's CFS Disability Scale
(C) Subjective Functional Capacity Assessment tool
(D) Glickman ADL Survey
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