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testing

 [test´ing]
administration of one or more tests.
bedside laboratory testing in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as performance of laboratory tests at the bedside or point of care.
compatibility testing the determination of the compatibility of the recipient's serum and the donor's red blood cells by pretransfusion testing to ensure that the product will survive in and improve the clinical condition of the recipient.
criterion-referenced testing the comparison of a person's score or performance with a standard of achievement that includes the definition of target behaviors. See also criterion-referenced evaluation.
exercise testing see exercise testing.
reality testing objective evaluation of the external world and differentiation between it and the ego or self. Impaired reality testing is seen in psychological defense mechanisms that falsify reality, such as projection and denial, and it is a major criterion of psychosis.
stress testing exercise testing.

re·al·i·ty test·ing

in psychiatry and psychology, the ego function by which the objective or real world and one's subjectively sensed relationship to it are evaluated and appreciated; the ability to distinguish internal distortion and fantasy from accurate representation of external events.

reality testing

an ego function that enables one to differentiate between external reality and an inner imaginative world and to behave in a manner that exhibits an awareness of accepted norms and customs. Impairment of reality testing is indicative of a disturbance in ego functioning that may lead to psychosis.

reality testing

Psychiatry The ability to evaluate the external world objectively and differentiate it from the internal world. See Psychosis.

re·al·i·ty test·ing

(rē-al'i-tē test'ing)
psychiatry, psychology The ego function by which the objective or real world and one's subjectively sensed relationship to it are evaluated and appreciated; the ability to distinguish internal from external events.
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Reality testing of options was considered by all participants an important tool to ensure informed decision making and procedural fairness.
There are many such factors (see Irwin, 2009, for a review); the ones chosen for investigation here were some pivotal cognitive processes, namely emotion-based reasoning, suspension of reality testing, and executive dysfunction.
Implausibility--degree of reality testing inherent in the dream content (i.
That is, will it pass the standards of reality testing.
and noon any day from December 10-22, to put what it calls a "working satellite" into orbit, with much of the world suspecting it is in reality testing ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
P's reality testing gradually deteriorated, so we prescribed ziprasidone, 20 mg/d, which dissipated her perceptual disturbances.
When people have poor reality testing, they can't separate fantasies and what they imagine to be true to what is actually true,'' Edmondson said.
SCUBA training, the SPACE SHOT(R) simulator, training missions, virtual reality testing, and IMAX(R) movies are just a few of the activities she will enjoy during her visit.
and noon any day from December 10- 22 to put what it calls a "working satellite" into orbit, with much of the world suspecting it is in reality testing ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.