Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove Ads
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Foundations 607

intro to physical diagnosis

What is Physical Diagnosis? The determination of disease by means of physical measures such as inspection, palpation, percussion & auscultation
What comprises most of the diagnosis? Patient History (~90%)
What are the 4 processes of arriving at a diagnosis? 1. recognizing patterns 2. sampling the universe 3. using algorithms 4. hypothesis generation and testing
Describe the method of recognizing patterns. Method by which the physician rapidly arrives at a diagnosis or limited DDx because clinical picture looks exactly like something seen before. .. looks, sounds and smells like a duck..
Describe sampling the universe. exhaustive method that uses idea that if you keep running enough tests, eventually you will run one that gives correct diagnosis. Usually reserved for unusual/complex cases b/c inefficient, time consuming & expensive.
Describe the use of algorithms. consistent logical method, does not vary from pt to pt, flow chart of symptoms & procedures
Describe hypothesis generation & testing. gather info from history & physical & labs. Then organize and analyze info, then make judgements on data & use our knowledge to create hypothesis.
Describe decision analysis. uses the probability of a pt having a disease (sensitivity) vs not having a disease (specificity) based on clinical findings
Describe Baye's theorem. probability of findings being associated with a diagnosis and the prevalence of the diagnosis in the community
describe utility worth or value of outcome measured in $ or subjective (ie value to pt or society)
what is the importance of pt rapport? what are ways to build rapport a good rapport builds trust with pt. some examples are having a good appearance (tie, white coat, etc), showing: empathy respect concern kindness sincerity confidentiality good communication
what is the importance of appearance, attitude, caring, confidentiality, communication, and preservation of pt dignity & how do they relate to development of rapport these affect the patient's confidence and attitude towards you and lead to the pt trusting you and putting the patients best interest first
Created by: mike7