Medical Questionnaire,

Bobcat

New Member
I'm going over the medical questionnaire used for the DoDMERB exam and have questions regarding the following 2 questions:

77. Consulted, or been treated by clinics, hospitals, physicians, healers, or other practitioners for other than minor illnesses?

78. Had any injury or illness other than those already noted?

Obviously minor illnesses don't need to be mentioned for #77, but the very next question doesn't use the adjective minor.

Does DD/DS need to put down every case of a minor illness such as: virus, upper respiratory infection, flu, strep, etc. for #78? If so, how far back?
 

DrMom

5-Year Member
They are talking about hospitalizations or illness requiring long term treatment--think appendicitis, asthma ... Definitely NOT an upper respiratory infection or influenza or strep unless it led to being in the hospital. So, not the routine normal stuff that everyone has and from which your child has completely recovered.
 

Bobcat

New Member
They are talking about hospitalizations or illness requiring long term treatment--think appendicitis, asthma ... Definitely NOT an upper respiratory infection or influenza or strep unless it led to being in the hospital. So, not the routine normal stuff that everyone has and from which your child has completely recovered.
My DS did have Mononucleosis his freshman year of high school, but it was a mild case. He only missed a few days of school and restricted from contact sports a few weeks for precaution. Wondering if Mono should be listed under #78?
 

DrMom

5-Year Member
I would not because he was not hospitalized and there are no enduring consequences or increased risk (like with malaria, I would always list malaria); however others on the forum may advise differently.
 

AJC

Member
Bobcat,
While it is important that the information be accurate and that means you should help your child with the history forms, it is equally important they understand the questions and the answers given. At the exam the questions and answers will be reviewed. An uninformed response could trigger a chain of events easily avoided. Just sayin'
 
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