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10 Cards in this Set

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Increased blood volume, heart rate, blood glucose levels, and increased mental alertness occur during which part of the general adaptation syndrome (GAS)?
A. Alarm reaction
B. Resistance stage
C. Exhaustion stage
D. Situational crisis
A client presents to an outpatient psychiatric unit complaining of frequent flashbacks and nightmares. The nurse listens attentively to her client as he describes vividly his military duties during the Vietnam War. This information leads the nurse to believe the client is experiencing_____________.
A. Bipolar disorder
B. Chronic depression
C. Posttraumatic stress disorder
D. Developmental crisis

A client’s effort to manage psychological stress is known as _____________.
A. Secondary appraisal
B. Coping
C. Primary appraisal
D. Distress
The theory of nursing that views the person, family, or community as constantly changing in response to the environment and stressors is known as_______________.
A. Neuman’s systems model
B. Pender’s health promotion model
C. Situational crisis theory
D. Hans Selye’s general adaptation syndrome
Initially, it is imperative that the nurse establish a _________ with the client in order to adequately interview the client.
A. Defense mechanism
B. Trusting relationship
C. Coping strategy
D. Judgmental attitude
The anterior pituitary gland is stimulated to secrete _____________, which in turn stimulates the adrenal gland to release cortisol.
A. Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
B. Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
C. Parathyroid hormone (PTH)
D. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
Which of the following systems recognizes bacteria as a threat or stress to the body and attacks them?
A. The gastrointestinal system
B. The reproductive system
C. The circulatory system
D. The immune system
Physiological signs of stress that occur during the early stage of the general adaptation syndrome include all of the following except?
A. Increased blood pressure
B. Increased respiratory rate
C. Impaired mentation
D. Increased pulse rate
The nurse assists a client in connecting a stressful event with the client’s reaction to the event; this approach is known as _______________.
A. Evaluative care
B. Problem solving
C. Situational intervention
D. Crisis intervention
Stress that is considered damaging is known as _____________.
A. Eustress
B. Crisis
C. Distress
D. Fight-or-flight response