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Nursing Research Quiz - 8

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1. Studies that produce basic estimates of the rates of disorder in a general population and its subgroups is:

A. Qualitative epidemiology

B. Analytic epidemiology

C. Experimental epidemiology

D. Descriptive epidemiology

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2. The number of new cases that occur within a specific population within a defined time interval is:

A. Point Prevalence

B. Incidence

C. Period prevalence

D. Lifetime Prevalence

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3. What is the Z-score for 97.5th percentile in a distribution?

A. +1.96

B. -1.96

C. +2.5

D. 0.05

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4. The statistic used to explain the chances of being exposed to a risk among those with the diagnosis divided by exposure to the risk among those without the diagnosis is:

A. Phi coefficient

B. Odds ratio

C. Chi square

D. Kappa

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5. The phi coefficient is used for correlations between

A. Two continuous variables

B. Two set of means

C. Two dichotomous variables.

D. Two rating scales

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6. In biomedical research survival analysis is typically used to evaluate

A. Incidence of a disease

B. Point Prevalence

C. Life expectancy

D. Lifetime Prevalence

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7. A systematic method for continuous monitoring of diseases in a population, in order to be able to detect changes in disease patterns and then to control them is:

A. Conditional probability

B. Screening

C. Prevalence

D. Surveillance

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8. A hypothesis which a researcher tries to disprove is:

A. Research hypothesis 

B. Null hypothesis

C. Alternate hypothesis

D. Positive hypothesis

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9. In epidemiology research, If the relative risk is greater than 1.0, the group with the suspected risk factor:

A. have a lower incidence rate of the disorder.

B. have a higher incidence rate of the disorder.

C. is having no relationship with the risk factor.

D. None of the above

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10. Number of births divided by total population includes men women and children (1000s) is:

A. Crude birth rate

B. General fertility rate

C. Age-specific fertility rates

D. Total period fertility rate

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1. D 2. B 3. A 4. B 5. C
6. C 7. D 8. B 9. B 10. A


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