Effective TB Interviewing for Contact Investigation: Self-Study Modules
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Review Questions Answer Key
- What must be in place for a communication process to be considered an interview?
- Two-way communication
- A strategy
- All of the above
- In order to develop an interview strategy prior to conducting the TB interview, what or whom should the interviewer consult for information first?
- Medical record
- A nurse
- Identify which type of patient requires a TB interview, based on infectiousness:
- Patient with lymphatic TB
- Patient with pulmonary TB
- Patient with latent TB infection
- Patient with old, healed TB as revealed by chest x-ray findings
- Prioritize the interviews of the following five patients by number, 1 being the highest priority. Use ‘0’ if you would not interview the patient.
_3_ 4-year-old, with latent TB infection and no TB disease
_1_ 45-year-old, cavitary disease
_2_ 45-year-old, non-cavitary disease
_0_ 60-year-old, with abnormal chest X-ray, but findings not consistent with active disease
_0_ 30-year-old, with lymphatic TB, no pulmonary involvement
- When eliciting contacts, how far back should you ask the index patient to recall?
- 6 months
- 3 months
- The designated time of the infectious period based on local or state standards
- When medications were initiated
- What factor(s) should be in place in order to end the infectious period (circle one answer)?
- Symptoms have improved
- Patient has been receiving adequate treatment for at least 2 weeks
- Patient has had improvement on sputum smears
- Only a and c
- Must have all three factors (a, b, c)
- Under what circumstances may the interviewer reveal the index patient’s identity during a contact investigation?
- To congregate setting management during a congregate setting investigation when written consent is given by the patient
- To congregate setting management during a congregate setting investigation when written consent is not given by the patient, but revealing the patient’s identity is critical to conducting a quality public health investigation
- When interviewing a proxy
- All of the above.
- In what three environmental settings should the index patient be asked about priority contacts?
- household or residential
- workplace or school
- social and recreational
- Which of the following is true of re-interviews?
- They should always be conducted even if the initial interview was completed
- They do not need to be done if the patient completes the first interview
- They do not need to be done if the first interview was in the index patient’s home
- None of the above