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Nursing Research Quiz - 16

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1. The ratio between the incidence of disease among exposed and non-exposed is called:

A. Causal risk

B. Attributable risk

C. Relative risk

D. Odd's ratio

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2. Which is false about cohort study?

A. Incidence can be measured

B. Used to study chronic diseases

C. Expensive

D. Always prospective

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3. Prevalence of disease in a community can be found out by:

A. Case control study

B. Cohort study

C. Cross-sectional study

D. Experimental study

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4. True about case control study are all, except:

A. Quick results

B. Incidence rate measure

C. Proceeds from effect to cause

D. Relatively inexpensive

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5. Study of lung cancer in non-smokers is:

A. Unifactorial

B. Multifactorial

C. Passive smocking also increases risk of cancer

D. Beedi smokers carry higher risk than cigarette smokers

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6. Temporal association between a risk factor and the disease relates to:

A. Does-response relationship

B. Duration - response relationship

C. One to-one relationship

D. Cause and effect relationship

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7. Percentages in the segments are indicated by:

A. Bar charts

B. Histogram

C. Pictogram

D. Pie charts

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8. In a community with prevalence of HIV 5%, if the sensitivity is 95% and specificity is 95% of ELISA, what is the predictive value of the test?

A. 100%

B. 50%

C. 25%

D. 0%

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9. Parameters of sensitivity and specificity are used for assessing:

A. Criterion validity

B. Construct validity

C. Discriminant validity

D. Content validity

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10. Secondary attack rate reflects:

A. Severity

B. Communicability

C. Fatality

D. Infectivity

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


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