4th Professional B.Sc in Physiotherapy Examination September 2014


4th Professional B.Sc in Physiotherapy Examination September 2014

Subject: Geriatric (New Curriculum)

Full marks: 50 Time: 2 hours

Use separate answer script for each group

Answer any two questions from each group

All questions carry equal marks


Q: No: 01: a) Define senescence and Geriatric and elderly.

b) What do you mean by geriatric Physiotherapy? Write the factors you need to check during physical examination for geriatric patients.

 Q: No: 02: a) Write the difference among age related changes and age associated diseases. Write general goals of geriatric physiotherapy intervention for elderly patients.

b) Mention the common chronic condition among elders. Write and define the common speech disorders in the elderly.

Q: No: 03: a) Write the risk factors that may contribute to burn injury in elderly people. Write therapeutic benefit of aerobic exercise to elderly people.

b) In relation to aging mention the changes associated with:

  1. The musculo-skeletal system
  2. The repiratory system


Q: No: 04: a) Define and classify Osteoporosis in the elderly. Write physiotherapy interventions to improve bone health for elderly people.

b) Define Poly pharmacy. Briefly define pharmacokinetics and drug interaction among elderly.

Q: No: 05: a) Write common neurological disorders in elderly. Write clinical features of hemorrhagic stroke in elderly. What advice will you give to patient with distal sensory polyneuropathy to reduce risk of foot ulceration?

b) Mention physiotherapy interventions to improve gait for the following problems-

  1. Unequal weight distribution through lower limbs.
  2. Difficulty in rising from sitting.
  3. Increased stiffness in trunk, hip, knee and ankle.

Q: No: 06: a) Define Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary diseases (COPD). What are the clinical features of COPD in elderly patients? Briefly describe chest physiotherapy to manage secretion for the elderly patients.

b) Mention the effect of physical activity on psychological function for elders. Write the physiotherapy intervention to improve balance and walking ability of aged people.

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