This is a quiz that contains NCLEX review questions for Crohn’s Disease vs ulcerative colitis. As a nurse providing care to a patient with Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis, it is important to know the classic signs and symptoms, complications, and medications used to treat the conditions.
In the previous NCLEX review series, I explained about other GI disorders you may be asked about on the NCLEX exam, so be sure to check out those reviews and quizzes as well.
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Crohn’s Disease vs Ulcerative Colitis NCLEX Practice Questions
1. True or False: Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis are two forms of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
2. Select ALL the options below that are similarities between ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease:
A. Each cause inflammation
B. Both affect the serosa layer
C. Each are found from the mouth to anus
D. They both increase colon cancer risk
E. The cause of both is unknown
D. The cure for both diseases includes total colectomy
3. Which medications are used in the treatment of Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis? SELECT-ALL-THAT-APPLY:
A. Guanylate Cyclase-C agonists
F. Immune suppressors
4. ______________ is most commonly found in the terminal ileum and beginning of the colon.
5. ______________ affects the inner layer of the intestinal lining.
6. Which bowel disease starts in the rectum and migrates in a continuous fashion throughout the colon?
7. Which of the following is NOT a potential complication associated with ulcerative colitis?
A. Toxic megacolon
8. A patient has the following symptoms: urgent and frequent bowel movements of diarrhea that contains blood with pus and mucous, low hemoglobin/hematocrit, potassium level of 2.0. Based on the patient’s signs and symptoms, which disease does this describe?
9. A patient had a colonoscopy which showed a “cobble-stone” appearance of the GI lining. This is found in:
10. A patient with severe ulcerative colitis had a barium enema. Which finding is associated with this disease?
A. Cobble-stone appearance of the colon
B. Cullen’s Sign
C. Lead-Pipe Sign
D. McBurney’s Sign
11. Which type of bowel disease is most likely to cause severe malnourishment?
12. Select-ALL-the complications associated with Crohn’s Disease:
A. Loss of form to the haustra
E. Anal Fissure
13. A patient has the following signs and symptoms: abdominal cramping which is mainly located in the right lower side, ulcers in the mouth, bleeding anal fissure, and diarrhea. Based on the patient’s signs and symptoms, which disease does this describe?
2. A, D, E
3. C, E, F
4. Crohn’s Disease
5. Ulcerative Colitis
6. Ulcerative Colitis
8. Ulcerative Colitis
9. Crohn’s Disease
11. Crohn’s Disease
12. B, C, E
13. Crohn’s Disease
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