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Diabetes Care: Prevention and Clinical Care of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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  • Select one answer for each question.
  • Review your selections before submitting the test for grading.
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1. Results from large cohort studies of persons with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) found that:

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2. Research on diabetes has shown that African Americans:

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3. Which is an important function of the physical therapist on the diabetic foot care team?

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4. Diabetes education is best viewed by the clinician as a process that is:

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5. When providing diabetes education to a patient, the clinician ensures that:

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6. Patients with diabetes should be screened for depression because:

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7. Which limb assessment finding can be a sign of neuropathy in a patient with diabetes?

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8. Which statement accurately describes normal age-related changes to the foot?

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9. When instructing the patient with diabetes on good foot care, the clinician states:

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10. Which recommendation is made to a patient with diabetes in order to improve circulation?

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11. Which is an appropriate characteristic of shoes for a patient with diabetes?

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12. Which recommendation does the clinician give to a patient with diabetes about buying new shoes?

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13. Inadequate information provided by proprioceptors in the foot may negatively impact a patient’s movement, pressure distribution, and:

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14. Patchy removal of callus build-up can lead to which complication?

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15. The A1C test measures the patient’s:

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16. To achieve maximum success with a weight-loss plan, it is important that the dietitian:

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17. Which is a correct statement about peripheral neuropathy?

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18. Which action by the clinician is not part of Semmes-Weinstein monofilament test for sensation on a patient’s foot?

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19. Sensory neuropathy frequently begins with:

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20. When examining the foot of the patient with motor neuropathy, the clinician usually finds:

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21. Autonomic neuropathy can lead to:

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22. Diabetic patients who are considered at high risk for Charcot foot are those who:

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23. An important finding that may indicate a diagnosis of Charcot foot is:

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24. A drawback of total contact casting in patients with Charcot foot is that:

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25. The location of a diabetic foot ulcer helps to determine:

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26. When assessing a diabetic foot ulcer, which finding is considered critical and requiring immediate attention?

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27. The most common early presenting sign of a diabetic foot infection is:

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28. A grade 4 diabetic foot ulcer on the Wagner System indicates:

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29. An ankle-brachial index (ABI) reading of 1.2 in a diabetic patient is considered to be:

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30. Wound debridement should be done down to a level where:

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31. Which is a general rule for dressing selection for a diabetic foot ulcer?

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32. When bandaging a diabetic foot wound, the clinician:

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33. Frequently, infections in diabetic foot ulcers are caused by:

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34. In the diagnosis of osteomyelitis, bone biopsies are used to:

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35. Advanced wound treatment options are used when:

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36. It is thought that hyperbaric oxygen therapy assists in the resolution of osteomyelitis by:

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37. Before applying a bioengineered skin substitute for wound healing, it is important to ensure that:

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38. Which is the most critical drawback of using total contact casting (TCC)?

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39. The primary purpose of the peg system incorporated into some pressure-relieving shoes is to allow for:

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40. Which statement best describes a Ray amputation?

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41. Medications used to treat phantom limb pain include:

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42. To regain independence after an amputation, it is recommended that a patient:


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