Mock Exam – Example Question & Score

The following is an example of a vignette style question. Students are presented with the vignette, the question, and the answer choices. After you choose the answer, you will click on the “see answer” button. The right/wrong result will show, together with the feedback for that specific question.

Vignette:  Mr. Donnely, is an 84 year old patient living in an assisted living facility. He recently suffered a myocardial infarction (MI) while he was going to the washroom (5 weeks ago). He has a history of type II diabetes, vasculitis and a 40 year pack history of smoking. He is currently recovering at home, with in-home supports once per day.

Mr. Donnely asks you what the main differences are between an MI and Angina pectoris. You correctly respond with the following statement:

  1. Angina pectoris pain can be similar, but is less severe, does not last for hours, and is relieved by cessation of activity, rest or nitrates
  2. Angina pectoris pain can be similar, but is less severe, is more common in women, is often associated with interscapular pain and is relieved by cessation of activity, rest or nitrates
  3. Angina pectoris pain can be similar, but is more severe, lasts for hours, and is relieved by cessation of activity, rest or nitrates
  4. Angina pectoris pain can be similar, but is more severe, lasts for hours, is more common in women and is relieved by cessation of activity, rest or nitrates

Correct Answer: A

Feedback:

  • Angina pectoris pain can be similar, but is is less severe, does not last for hours, and is relieved by cessation of activity, rest or nitrates – Correct.
  • Angina pectoris pain can be similar, but is is less severe, is more common in women (incorrect, it is more common in men), is often associated with interscapular pain (incorrect, this can occur, but is an atypical presentation) and is relieved by cessation of activity, rest or nitrates
  • Angina pectoris pain can be similar, but is is more severe (incorrect, it is less severe), lasts for hours (incorrect, it does not last for hours), and is relieved by cessation of activity, rest or nitrates
  • Angina pectoris pain can be similar, but is is more severe (incorrect, it is less severe), lasts for hours(incorrect, it does not last for hours), is more common in women (incorrect, it is more common in men) and is relieved by cessation of activity, rest or nitrates

Textbook references:

Goodman, C. C., & Fuller, K. S. (2009). Pathology: implications for the physical therapist (3rd ed.). The cardiovascular system. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.

The following is an example of the email you will receive with your score and results by category:

Results Email 2