Bloomberg School BIO 624 - PHYSICAL EXAM (13 pages)

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School:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Course:
Bio 624 - Foundations of Biomedical Physiology

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WOMEN S INTERAGENCY HIV STUDY QUESTION BY QUESTION SPECIFICATIONS FORM 7 PHYSICAL EXAM Guidelines for completing Form 07 Physical Exam Note that not every question is detailed in these QxQ s but only those requiring further explanation than that listed on Form 7 General Instructions 1 Use the form version dated 10 01 02 2 All dates should be recorded in the MM DD YY format 3 Times should be recorded in HH MM format Remember to use leading zeros e g 08 00 4 Participants should remove all clothing except underwear Shoes should be removed thin socks may be worn if participant desires Paper or lightweight cotton gowns should be worn during the entire exam Indicators for the beginning and end of all subforms have been added to the form This has been done for data entry purposes only and will not affect how the form is completed PARTICIPANT INFORMATION This section at the beginning of the form should be completed before beginning the physical exam Remember to verify with the participant the date of her birth Record the actual time you began the physical exam in the space provided for Time Module Began and the actual time you ended the exam in the space denoted Time Module Ended SECTION A GENERAL PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND BODY HABITUS A1a Weight A balance scale should be used and all weights should be recorded in pounds LBS The scale should be level and on a firm surface not a carpet Be sure the scale is balanced so that the indicator is at zero when no weight is on the scale The participant should be instructed to stand in the middle of the platform of the balance scale with head erect and eyes looking straight ahead Adjust the weight on the indicator until it is balanced The weight should be recorded in pounds to the nearest 1 0 lb Please do not make any conversions from kilograms Have the participant step off the scale reset the balance to zero and repeat If measures differ by more than 1 0 lb repeat a third time Always record the first measure that most closely



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