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West Visayas State University

COLLEGE OF NURSING
La Paz, Iloilo City

POST TEST IN CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD)

Name: ________________________ Year & Section: ____ Date: __________ Score: ______

I. MODIFIED TRUE OR FALSE: On the space provided, write TRUE if you deem the statement
is correct; otherwise, replace the underlined word(s) with the correct answer.

___________________ 1. The leading cause of COPD is alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency.


___________________ 2. Persons suffering from a condition where there occurs a destruction
of the alveolar walls and capillary beds are referred to as “pink
puffers”.
___________________ 3. Bronchi are the smallest tubular airways in the lungs.
___________________ 4. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the partial or complete
collapse of the lung due to positive pressure in the pleural space.
___________________ 5. Arterial blood gas is a diagnostic test that can determine how well
your lungs transfer oxygen to your bloodstream and how effectively
they remove carbon dioxide.

II. CLASSIFICATION: Determine whether the mentioned symptom is specific to chronic


bronchitis, emphysema, or applicable to both by putting a check on the appropriate column(s).

SYMPTOM CHRONIC EMPHYSEMA


BRONCHITIS
Productive cough
Anorexia
Tachypnea
Barrel chest
Weight gain
Use of accessory muscles for breathing
Pursed-lip breathing
Malaise

III. ENUMERATION: Answer the following questions. Write your answer on the space provided.

A. What are diagnostic procedures done to confirm the presence of COPD?


1.
2.

B. What are the primary symptoms of COPD?


3.
4.
5.
IV. IDENTIFICATION: Fill in the boxes with the word that corresponds to the statement. Write in
CAPITAL LETTERS.

Across:
1. Enzyme that breaks down the elastic fibers in lung tissue
4. Thickening of the airway wall
6. Inflammation of the lung parenchyma
7. Shortness of breath
10. Loss of lung elasticity and abnormal enlargement of the air spaces

Vertical:
2. Refers to the closure or collapse of the alveoli
3. Increase in the number of cells
5. Persons suffering from this condition are referred to as “blue bloaters” – Chronic _________
8. Tiny sac-like air spaces in the lungs
9. Chronic obstruction of the flow of air through the airways and out of the lungs

“There are no simple answers; only intelligent choices.”


~~~GOD BLESS! ~~~
ANSWER KEY

I. MODIFIED TRUE OR FALSE

1. Smoking/Cigarette smoking
2. TRUE
3. Bronchioles
4. Pneumothorax
5. TRUE

II. CLASSIFICATION

SYMPTOM CHRONIC EMPHYSEMA


BRONCHITIS
Productive cough √
Anorexia √
Tachypnea √ √
Barrel chest √
Weight gain √
Use of accessory muscles for breathing √ √
Pursed-lip breathing √
Malaise √

III. ENUMERATION

A. Diagnostic Procedures (2 answers only)


1. Physical examination
2. Chest x-ray
3. Pulmonary function tests
4. Arterial Blood Gas
5. Sputum examination

B. Three Primary Symptoms


1. Cough
2. Sputum production
3. Dyspnea on exertion, and later on, even at rest

IV. CROSSWORD PUZZLE

1. Enzyme that breaks down the elastic fibers in lung tissue – ELASTASE
2. Refers to the closure or collapse of the alveoli – ATELECTASIS
3. Increase in the number of cells – HYPERPLASIA
4. Thickening of the airway wall – FIBROSIS
5. Persons suffering from this condition are referred to as “blue bloaters” – Chronic
BRONCHITIS
6. Inflammation of the lung parenchyma – PNEUMONIA
7. Shortness of breath – DYSPNEA
8. Tiny sac-like air spaces in the lungs – ALVEOLI
9. Chronic obstruction of the flow of air through the airways and out of the lungs – COPD
10. Loss of lung elasticity and abnormal enlargement of the air spaces – EMPHYSEMA