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Chapter 33. Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication Therapy Management Data Set

Diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis is most commonly seen in which decade of life?

a. First decade

b. Third decade

c. Fifth decade

d. Seventh decade

Which of the following is the most specific serological marker used to help confirm the diagnosis and predict the severity of rheumatoid arthritis?

a. Positive rheumatoid factor

b. Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate

c. Elevated C-reactive protein

d. Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies

Which of the following is a therapeutic goal specifically associated with the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, in comparison to osteoarthritis?

a. Prevention of disease progression

b. Clinical remission

c. Preservation of joint function

d. Improvement of overall quality of life

Using living room language, which of the following terms is best described by the phrase, "a time in which the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis might be higher than normal"?

a. A remission

b. Inflammation

c. A flare-up

d. An adverse event

Which of the following is an important component of a medication action plan (MAP)?

a. Address only the most important action steps for the patient

b. Use technical language to ensure the reviewing physician is comfortable with this plan

c. Create a MAP for every disease state the patient has during this visit to ensure completeness

d. Combine 2 medication-related problems to decrease the list

Which of the following scenarios associated with rheumatoid arthritis requires a referral to a physician?

a. A patient currently taking methotrexate reports mild joint swelling and moderate fatigue

b. A patient currently taking etanercept reports a runny nose but denies a fever

c. A patient currently taking methotrexate reports she was exposed to someone who currently has shingles


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