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Chapter 29. Osteoarthritis Medication Therapy Management Data Set

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Which of the following is correct regarding the development of osteoarthritis?

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a. Osteoarthritis is an immune-mediated condition that develops rapidly over a period of weeks to months

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b. Osteoarthritis is more likely to affect younger patients compared to older patients

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c. The development of osteoarthritis is multifactorial and may include factors such as a history of joint trauma and biomechanical factors

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d. Primary osteoarthritis is attributed to a specific precipitating factor such as an inflammatory or endocrine disorder

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Which of the following questions is LEAST likely to be beneficial when assessing a patient's osteoarthritis?

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a. "What activities are associated with improving or worsening your symptoms?"

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b. "What do you do for exercise?"

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c. "Which joint or joints are affected?"

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d. "Do you have an x-ray of the affected joint(s)?"

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Which of the following statements concerning treatment goals for osteoarthritis is correct?

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a. Treatment plans should aim to completely eliminate pain with 1 or more analgesic therapies

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b. Treatment plans should minimize pain and side effects while maximizing functioning and quality of life

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c. Treatment goals should be developed on an individual basis once initial first-line therapy has failed

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d. Treatment goals should be outlined at diagnosis and should not be changed once therapy is initiated

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All of the following statements utilize acceptable living room language when discussing osteoarthritis with a patient EXCEPT:

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a. Hyaluronic acid may provide chondroprotective benefits

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b. Joints are where bones meet; they allow arms, legs, and fingers to move freely

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c. Intra-articular therapy can involve injecting medication directly into a joint

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d. Knee effusion is when the knee joint swells due to fluid within the knee joint

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When discussing osteoarthritis with a patient, which of the following should be included in a medication action plan?

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a. The name of all the medications the patient is taking

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b. The strength, route, and directions for medications being taken for the disease state of interest

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