[Recommended] Increased Muscle Rigidity
Title: Parkinson’s Disease
Scenario: A 64-year-old woman is brought to her primary care provider’s office because her husband has noticed that she has not been active during the past few months, and that she “seems depressed.” She tells the nurse that her mother died from Parkinson’s disease, and she is worried that she is developing the disease because her brother was just diagnosed with it last year.
NGN Item Type: Extended Multiple Response
Which clinical manifestations will the nurse expect to see that support a possible diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease? Select all that apply.
__X__ A. Shuffling gait
____ B. Bradykinesia
____ C. Intentional tremors
____ D. Dry mouth
____ E. Increased muscle rigidity
____ F. Hyperreflexia
____ G. Blurred or double vision
____ H. Postural instability
____ I. Sleep problems
Rationale: Provide rationale for each of your answer