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Biopsychosocial model was first proposed by:
A. Jay Forrester
B. Norbert Wiener
C. Callista Roy
D. George Engel
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2. Which theory states that " phenotype results from an interaction between genotype and
environment " in the context of development of a mental disorder?
A. Biological theory
B. Neurochemical theory
C. Stress-diathesis model
D. Stress-adaptation model
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3. The interdisciplinary science of the structure of regulatory systems:
A. Cybernetics
B. Quantum mechanics
C. Atom theory
D. Negentropy
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4. All the following people are associated with cybernetics, EXCEPT:
A. Norbert Wiener
B. Warren McCulloch
C. Heinz von Foerster
D. Erwin Schrödinger
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5. Which nursing theory defines person as "a developing organism that tries to reduce
anxiety caused by needs"?
A. Peplau's Interpersonal Theory
B. Ernestine Wiedenbach
C. Comfort Theory
D. Tidal Model of Mental Health
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6. According to Peplau's interpersonal theory, following definition refers to:
"A word symbol that implies forward movement of personality and other ongoing human
processes in the direction of creative, constructive, productive, personal and community
A. Person
B. Environment
C. Health
D. Nursing
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7. Trophicognosis is a concept explained by:
A. Levin
B. Orem
C. Rogers
D. Watson
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8. Health/wellness is “the condition in which all parts and subparts (variables) are in
harmony with the whole of the client. This definition was given by:
A. Maslow
B. Neuman
C. Peplau
D. Newman
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9. Which Thorndike’s laws (principles) on learning states that the S-R connection is
strengthened by use and weakened with disuse?
A. Law of effect
B. Law of readiness
C. Law of exercise
D. Law of primacy
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10. A branch of physics providing a mathematical description of much of the dual
particle-like and wave-like behavior and interactions of energy and matter:
A. Chaos theory
B. Quantum theory
C. String theory
D. General theory of relativity
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1. D 2. C 3. A 4. D 5. A
6. C 7. A 8. B 9. C 10. B
1. General Systems Theory was first proposed by:
A. Ludwig von Bertalanffy
B. Kurt Lewin
C. Melanie Klein
D. Margaret Mahler
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2. Who is a proponent of object relations theory?
A. Abraham Maslaw
B. Jean Piaget
C. Erik Erikson
D. Melanie Klein
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3. Which of the following concept is NOT related to Freud's psychoanalytic theory?
A. Phallic stage
B. Pleasure principle
C. Oedipus complex
D. Symbiosis and Separation
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4. Kohlberg's theory of moral development includes following stages, except:
A. Obedience and Punishment Orientation
B. Individualism and Exchange
C. Good Interpersonal Relationships
D. Maintaining the Social Order
E. Primary circular reactions
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5. The term used to describe the understanding of beliefs, desires, motivations, and
emotions as mental states that are ascribed to one’s self and others: (Tasman 3rd, P 139;
A. Theory of mind
B. Attribution theory
C. Self-verification theory
D. Self-evaluation maintenance theory
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6. Which theory explains depression as a process of “turning aggression inward?”
A. Beck's cognitive model
B. Freud's Psychoanalyric model
C. Interpersonal model
D. Engel’s biopsychosocial theory
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7. Which theory explains how exposure to trauma that is impossible to avoid may lead to
apathy, passivity, and a conviction that escaping future traumatic events is also
A. Attribution theory
B. Bowlby's attachment theory
C. Information processing theory
D. Seligman’s theory of learned helplessness
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8. Nursing is defined as “action which assist individuals, families and groups to maintain
a maximum level of wellness, and the primary aim is stability of the patient/client system,
through nursing interventions to reduce stressors.’’
This definition is given by:
A. Orem
B. Peplau
C. Neuman
D. Rogers
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9. According to Piaget, the term used to describe the awareness that objects continue to
exist even when they are no longer visible:
A. Oedipal complex
B. Object permanence
C. Theory of mind
D. Inferior complex
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10. During cognitive development, object permanenceis a characteristic feature of:
A. Sensory-motor stage
B. Preoperational stage
C. Concrete operational stage
D. Formal operational stage
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1. A 2. D 3. D 4. E 5. A
6. B 7. D 8. C 9. B 10. A
1. Which nursing theorist defines environment as "the totality of the internal and
external forces which surround a person and with which they interact at any given time"?
A. Dorothy Johnson
B. Martha Rogers
C. Dorothea Orem
D. Imogene King
E. Betty Neuman
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2. The Sunrise Model of nursing was developed by:
A. Joyce Travelbee
B. Rosemarie Rizzo Parse
C. Madeleine Leininger
D. Ida Jean Orlando
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3. Ethnonursing research method was developed by:
A. Madeleine Leininger
B. Florence Nightingale
C. Hildegard Peplau
D. Ida Jean Orlando
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4. Attachment theory was originally proposed by:
A. Hildegard Peplau
B. John Bowlby
C. Sigmond Frued
D. Kurt Lewin
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5. Human Becoming Theory was developed by:
A. Lydia E. Hall
B. Neuman
C. D. Orem
D. Rosemary Parse
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6. Parse’s Three Principles include all the following, except
A. Helicy
B. Meaning
C. Rhythmicity
D. Cotranscendence
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7. Who described 5 levels of nursing experience in her theory on nursing?
A. B. F. Skinner
B. Patricia Benner
C. Callista Roy
D. Leon Festinger
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8. A paradigm refers to
A. A model that explains the linkages of science, philosophy, and theory accepted and
applied by the discipline
B. Ideas and mental images that help to describe phenomena
C. Statements that describe concepts
D. Aspect of reality that can be consciously sensed or experienced
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9. According to Behavour System Model, “predisposition to act with reference to the goal,
in certain ways rather than the other ways” refers to
A. Drive
B. Goal
C. Set
D. Scope of action
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10. The study of feedback and derived concepts such as communication and control in
living organisms, machines and organisations is termed as:
A. Cybernetics
B. Ontology
C. Epistemology
D. Philosophy
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1. E 2. C 3. A 4. B 5. D
6. A 7. B 8. A 9. C 10. A
1. “Each human being perceives the world as a total person in making transactions with
individuals and things in environment”.
This assumption is stated by:
A. Neuman's system model
B. Nightingale's theory
C. Peplau's Interpersonal Relations model
D. Imogene King’s conceptual framework
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2. Notes on Nursing: What it is, What it is not was written by:
A. Virginia Henderson
B. Betty Neuman
C. Imogene King
D. Dorothea Orem
E. Florence Nightingale
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3. Ernestine Wiedenbach's conceptual model of nursing is called:
A. The Helping Art of Clinical Nursing
B. Modeling and Role Modeling Theory
C. Health As Expanding Consciousness
D. Human-To-Human Relationship Model
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4. A system of nursing care in which patients are placed in units on the basis of their
needs for care as determined by the degree of illness rather than on the basis of a medical
specialty is:
A. Primary nursing
B. Team nursing
C. Progressive patient care
D. Case method
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5. Which of the following terms refers to the branch of philosophy that deals with
questions concerning the nature, scope, and sources of knowledge?
A. Epistemology
B. Epidemiology
C. Metaphysics
D. Ontology
E. Etymology
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6. A theory of knowledge emphasizing the role of experience, especially experience based
on perceptual observations by the senses is:
A. Constructivism
B. Empiricism
C. Rationalism
D. Infinitism
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7. Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy which deals with :
A. The study of valid argument forms
B. Theory of knowledge
C. Moral philosophy
D. The study of the nature of reality
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8. According to Peplau's interpersonal model, during which phase of nursing process,
the patient participates in goal setting and has a feeling of belonging and selectively
responds to those who can meet his or her needs?
A. Orientation
B. Identification
C. Exploitation
D. Resolution
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9. Deliberative Nursing Process Theory was explained by:
A. Hildegard Peplau
B. Dorothea Orem
C. Ida Jean Orlando
D. Patricia Benner
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10. Which of the following is NOT a concept related to Nightingale theory?
A. "Poor or difficult environments led to poor health and disease".
B. "Environment could be altered to improve conditions so that the natural laws would
allow healing to occur".
C. The goal of nursing is “to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon
D. "Human beings are open systems in constant interaction with the environment ".
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1. D 2. E 3. A 4. C 5. A
6. B 7. D 8. B 9. C 10. D
1. Cognator subsystem is a concept related to:
A. Jhonson's Behaviour System Model
B. Imogene King's Goal Attainment Theory
C. Roy's Adaptation Model
D. Neuman's System's Model
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2. Cognator subsystem involves all the following cognitive-emotive channels, EXCEPT:
A. perceptual and information processing
B. self concept
C. learning
D. judgment
E. emotion
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3. Each subsystem in Johnson's Behavioural System model is composed of four
structural characteristics, except:
A. Drives
B. Set
C. Choices
D. Observable behavior
E. Demands
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4. "The practice of activities that individual initiates and perform on their own behalf in
maintaining life, health and well being" is:
A. Self care agency
B. Self care
C. Therapeutic self care demand
D. Nursing systems
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5. Category of self care requisites according to Orem's theory of nursing includes all,
A. Universal
B. Developmental
C. Health deviation
D. Fundamental
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Nursing is “an external regulatory force which acts to preserve the organization and
integration of the patients behaviors at an optimum level under those conditions in
which the behaviors constitutes a threat to the physical or social health, or in which
illness is found”
This definition of nursing was given by
A. Orem
B. Neuman
C. Imogene King
D. Johnson
E. Rogers
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"The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the
performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful
death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will or
knowledge. And to do this in such a way as to help him gain independence as rapidly as
This definition of nursing was given by:
A. Nightingale
B. Neuman
C. Imogene King
D. Henderson
E. Rogers
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8. Which level of needs in Maslow’s hierarchy includes love, friendship, intimacy, and
A. Self-actualization
B. Esteem
C. Belongingness
D. Safety
E. Physiological
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9. In a theory, a statement of relationship between concepts is called
A. Conceptual model
B. Hypothesis
C. Proposition
D. Construct
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10. Which nursing model was developed by Joyce Travelbee (1926-1973)?
A. Human-to-Human Relationship Model
B. Human becoming theory
C. The theory of health as expanding consciousness
D. From Novice to Expert
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1. C 2. B 3. E 4.B 5. D.
6. D 7. D 8. C 9. C 10. A
1. Which of the following nursing theory is based on the general systems framework?
A. Fay Abdellah- Topology of 21 Nursing Problems
B. Virginia Henderson -The Nature of Nursing
C. Hildegard Peplau -Interpersonal Relations Model
D. Imogene King's Theory of Nursing
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2. Concept related to Betty Neuman’s System Model of Nursing is:
A. Pattern
B. Rhythmicity
C. Dependency
D. Open system
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3. According to Roy's Adaptation Model, the adaptive modes includes all the following,
A. Physiologic Needs
B. Self Concept
C. Role Function
D. Interdependence
E. Achievement
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4. Which theory states " Nursing is a helping profession"?
A. Hildegard Peplau's Interpersonal Theory
B. Abdellah’s 21 Nursing Problems
C. Theory of Goal Attainment
D. Roy's Adaptation Model
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5. Which of the following in NOT a concept related to personal system in Imogene
King's Theory?
A. Perception
B. Self
C. Body image
D. Organization
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6. Which nursing theory states that 'nursing is the interpersonal process of action,
reaction, interaction and transaction"?
A. Roy's adaptation model
B. Self-care deficit theory
C. Imogene King's theory
D. Roger's unitary human beings
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7. All the following are concepts related to Levin's Conservation Principles, EXCEPT:
A. Historicity
B. Specificity
C. Helicy
D. Redundancy
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8. Which of the following is an organismic response as per Levin's Four Conservation
A. Flight or fight
B. Adaptation
C. Communication
D. Transaction
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9. When applying Roy's Adaptation Model in caring a patient, the type of stimuli which
needs to be assessed as per are all the following, EXCEPT;
A. Focal Stimulus
B. Contextual Stimulus
C. Perceptual Stimulua
D. Residual Stimulus
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10. Who described about 5 levels of nursing experience from novice to expert?
A. Patricia E. Benner
B. Ernestine Wiedenbach
C. Myra Estrine Levine
D. Faye Glenn Abdellah
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1.D 2. D 3. E 4. B
6. C 7. C 8.A 9. C
1. Which is NOT a concept related to Faye Abdellah's theory?
A. Susternal Care Needs
B. The twenty-one Nursing Problems
C. Restorative Care Needs
D. Therapeutic Self-care Demands
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2. Statements that explain the relationship between the concepts in a theory:
A. Propositions
B. Assumptions
C. Predictions
D. Process
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3. “Social inclusion, intimacy and the formation and attachment of a strong
social bond” are explained in which subsystem of Jhonson's model -
A. Dependency subsystem
B. Attachment or affiliative subsystem
C. Achievement subsystem
D. Aggressive subsystem
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4. The major concepts of Health Belief Model includes all, EXCEPT;
A. Perceived Susceptibility
B. Perceived severity
C. Perceived benefits
D. Perceived interaction
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5. The sequential phases of interpersonal relationship in Peplau's theory
includes all, EXCEPT:
A. Orientation
B. Identification
C. Restoration
D. Exploitation
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6. The principles of concervation of energy, structural integrity, personal
integrity and social integrity were explained by:
A. Lydia Hall
B. Myra Estrine Levine
C. Betty Neuman
D. Hildegard Peplau
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7. Who explained about "Care, Cure and Core as three independent but
interconnected circles of the nursing model"?
A. Patricia Benner
B. Rosemary Rizzo Parse
C. Lydia Hall
D. Jean Watson
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8. Meaning, Rhythmicity, Cotranscendence are the three major concepts of:
A. Transcultural Nursing Theory
B. Unitary Human Being Theory
C. Self-care Deficit Theory
D. Human Becoming Theory
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9. " Caring consists of carative factors that result in the satisfaction of certain
human needs". This explanation was stated by:
A. Sister Calista Roy,
B. Jean Watson
C. Dorothea Orem
D. Florence Nightingale
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10. The term which refers the "irreducible, pan dimensional energy field
identified by pattern and integral with the human field" is:
A. Unitary Human Being
B. Environment
C. Health
D. Nursing
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1. D 2. A 3. B 4. D 5. C
6. B 7. C 8. D 9. B 10. B

1. A Total Quality Management (TQM) strategy developed by Motorola
company in 1986:
A. Plan-Do-Check -Act
C. Six Sigma
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2. Part of a quality system covering the manufacture and testing of
pharmaceutical dosage forms or drugs and active pharmaceutical
ingredients, diagnostics, foods, pharmaceutical products, and medical
A. Good manufacturing practice (GMP)
B. Good regulatory practice (GRP)
C. Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
D. Good laboratory practice (GLP)
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3. Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) refers to:
A. An optimal balance between possibilities realized and a framework of
norms and values.
B. Doing the right thing right, right away, the first time
C. Detailed, written instructions to achieve uniformity of the
performance of a specific function.
D. A process of meeting the needs and expectations of the customers,both
internal and external.
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4. Accreditation refers to one of the following:
A. Making assessment
B. Meeting predetermined standards
C. Making care cost effective
D. Ensuring Quality
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5. Father father of management by objectives (MBO)
A. Peter Drucker
B. Frederick Taylor
C. Henri Fayol
D. Max Weber
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6. Who is associated with the concept of Total Quality Management?
A. Rensis Likert
B. Kurt Lewin
C. Max Weber
D. W. Edwards Deming
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7. Quality Council of India sponsored accreditation system for hospitals
and health care providers:
B. Joint Commission International
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8. Which definition of quality of care represents the entire continuum
from structure to process and to outcome?
A. Deming's
B. WHO, 1988
C. Donabedian
D. Kurt Lewin
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9. "Purposeful, self-regulatory judgment that uses cognitive tools such as
interpretation, analysis, evaluation, inference, and explanation of the
evidential, conceptual, methodological, criteriological, or contextual
considerations on which judgment is based."
This definition refers to:
A. System Thinking
B. Critical Thinking
C. Clinical reasoning
D. Intuitive recognition
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10. Plan-Do-Check -Act cycle is related to:
A. Donabedian
B. Deming
C. Henry Gantt
D. B.F. Skinner
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1. C 2. A 3. C 4. D 5. A
6. D 7. A 8. C 9. B 10. B

1. Network analysis in management of health services
A. Cost accounting
B. Cost benefit analysis
C. Cost efefctive analysis
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2. WHO constitution was made in
A. 1947
B. 1950
C. 1952
D. 1956
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3. The government of India anoounced the first
National Health Policy in the year:
A. 1951
B. 1982
C. 1977
D. 1991
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4. The Bhore comittee was set up in:
A. 1943
B. 1948
C. 1949
D. 1952
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5. PHCs under public health care system in India was
introduced as result of recoomendatinos by:
A. Bhore committee
B. Kartar Singh Committe
C. Mudaliyar Committee
D. Planning Commission
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1. D 2. A 3. B 4. A 5. A

1. Components of a nursing diagnosis include all, EXCEPT
A. Problem Statement (diagnostic label)
B. Etiology (related factor)
C. Defining Characteristic
D. Outcome statement
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2. The type of nursing diagnosis which is a judgment on client's
response to a present health problem
A. Actual Diagnosis=
B. High Risk Nursing Diagnosis
C. Possible Nursing Diagnosis
D. Wellness Diagnosis
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3. As per the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) triage
system, green color code refers to
A. Injuries are life-threatening but survivable with minimal
B. Injuries are significant and require medical care, but can wait
hours without threat to life or limb.
C. Injuries are minor and treatment can be delayed hours to days.
D. Injuries are extensive and chances of survival are unlikely even
with definitive care.
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4. Nursing may be defined as “the diagnosis and treatment of human
responses to health and illness”. This definition of of nursing was
given by
A. Nightingale
B. American Nurses Association (ANA, 1995)
C. Henderson
D. World Health Organization (WHO)
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5. Which of the following inventory control method is based on the
criteria of rate of consumption of the items?
A. ABC Analysis (Always Better Control)
B. VED Analysis (Vital, Essential, Desirable)
C. HML Analysis (High, Medium, Low)
D. FSN Analysis (Fast, Slow moving and Non-moving)
E. SDE Analysis (Scarce, Difficult, Easy)
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6. The extent of resemblance between the purpose of healthcare and the
truly granted careis referred to
A. Standard
B. Audit
C. Quality
D. Outcome
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7. "A clinical judgment about an individual, a family or a community’s
responses to actual and potential health problems/life processes" -
refers to
A. Nursing Diagnosis
B. Outcome Identification
C. Quality assurance
D. System analysis
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8. Time taken for any project is estimated by
A. Work sampling
B. Input-output analysis
C. Network analysis
D. System analysis
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9. In the critical path method of network analysis, the critical path is
A. Shortest
B. Longest
C. Cheapest
D. Costliest
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10. Finding the most cost-effective way doing a project:
A. Network analysis
B. System analysis
C. Cost analysis
D. Field analysis
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1. D 2. A 3. C 4. B 5. D
6. C 7. A 8. C 9. B 10. C

1. Hygiene factors and motivational factors are key concepts
A. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
B. Expectancy Theory
C. Goal Setting Theory
D. Herzberg’s two factor theory
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2. Bhore Committee is also known as
A. Health Survey and Development Committee
B. Health Survey and Planning Committee
C. Hospital review committee
D. Mudaliar Committee
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3. Which of the following is an Indian Health Care
Accrediting Agency?
A. Joint Commission International (JCI)
B. Joint Commission On Accreditation Of
Healthcare (JCAHO)
C. National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare
Providers (NABH)
D. QHA Trent Accreditation
E. International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua)
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4. The basis of ABC analysis in inventory control is
A. Annual consumption value
B. Criticality of items
C. Unit cost of item
D. Procurement difficulty, market availability
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5. Which of the following is method of inventory control in
which the items are classified on the basis of rate/speed of
A. ABC analysis
B. VED analysis
C. HML analysis
D. FSN analysis
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6. In material management, the period in days that elapses
between placing an order and receiving the stores is termed
A. Lead time
B. Economic Order Quantity
C. Quantity survey
D. Reorder time
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7. Theory of bureaucracy in management was proposed by
A. Henry Gantt
B. Max Weber
C. Henry Fayol
D. Peter Ducker
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8. W. Edward Deming is known for his contribution in
modern management for introducing
A. Application of psychology in advertisement and
B. Time and motion studies
C. Quality control
D. PERT Technique
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9. A broad statement by which the organization specifies
how it will achieve its goals is
A. Vision Statement
B. Mission Statement
C. Policy statement
D. Protocol
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10. Management by objectives (MBO) as an organization
tool was first explained by
A. Robert Owen
B. Hugo Munsterberg
C. Henry Towne
D. Peter F. Ducker
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1. D 2. B 3 .C 4. A 5. D
6. A 7. B 8. C 9. B 10. D

1. Theory X and theory Y was proposed by
A. William Ouchi
B. Frederick Taylor
C. Mary Follett
D. Douglas McGregor
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2. The famous 14 Principles of Management was first defined by
A. Elton Mayo
B. Henri Fayol
C. Adam Smith
D. James Watt
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3. "Management by objective works - if you know the objectives.
Ninety percent of the time you don't. " This was stated by
A. Peter Drucker
B. Frederick Taylor
C. Henri Fayol
D. Henry L. Gantt
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4. Scientific Management Theory was developed by
A. Max Weber
B. Frederick Taylor
C. Adam Smith
D. Rensis Likert
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5. Which management theory states " when managers make a
decision, they must take into account all aspects of the current
situation and act on those aspects that are key to the situation at
A. Systems theory
B. Chaos Theory
C. Contingency Theory
D. Bureaucratic Management Theory
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6. Motivation-Hygiene theory (two-factor theory) of management
was proposed by
A. Elton Mayo
B. W. Edwards Deming
C. Kurt Lewin
D. Frederick Herzberg
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7. Which of the following concept is NOT related to Frederick
Taylor's theory of modern management
A. Management is a true science.
B. The selection of workers is a science.
C. Workers are to be developed and trained.
D. Scientific management is a collaboration of workers and
E. The average human being prefers to be directed, wishes to
avoid responsibility, has relatively little ambition, wants security
above all.
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8. The famous Hawthorne experiments were conducted by
A. Elton Mayo
B. Max Weber
C. Henry Ford
D. F.W Taylor
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9. Which type of leadership theories consider people inherit
certain qualities that make them better suited to leadership?
A. Contingency Theories
B. Behavioral theories
C. Trait Theories
D. Situational theories
E. "Great Man" Theories
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10. Which of the following characteristics is NOT related to
Laissez-faire leadership?
A. Very little guidance from leaders
B. Complete freedom for followers to make decisions
C. Leaders provide the tools and resources needed
D. There is little time for group decision-making
E. Group members are expected to solve problems on their own
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1. D 2. B 3. A 4. B 5. C
6. D 7. E 8. A 9. C 10. D