Quiz: Can You Pass The Epidemiology Practice Questions?

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Quiz: Can You Pass The Epidemiology Practice Questions?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The goal of epidemiology is to _______ and _______ risk factors that lead to a disease and promote public health 
  • 2. 
    _______ is the cause or set of causes of a disease and/ or condition 
    • A. 

      Education

    • B. 

      Epidemiology

    • C. 

      Etiology

    • D. 

      Viruses

  • 3. 
    Epidemiology is the study of ________ and _________ of health related status or events in specified populations 
  • 4. 
    The following are reasons as to why nurses should study epidemiology : education, prevention, treatment, and infection control
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    _________ Introduced the practice of vaccinations. Experimented with inoculating a human with cowpox which created immunity to small pox. 
  • 6. 
    ______ Was known as the pioneer of Epidemiology. Known for his study on Cholera and contaminated water transmission 
  • 7. 
    _______ studied the linkage in cardiac and lung disorders and workers exposed to asbestos. 
  • 8. 
    ____________and _________ Found the link between paralysis, fever, and diarrhea with contaminated olive oil (cresyl phosphate and synthetic oil to lubricate engines) in Morocco.
  • 9. 
    Which of the following are considered "communicable diseases"  Ebola, HIV/AIDS, Heart Disease, Pertussis, Cancer, Measles, Diabetes
  • 10. 
    A disease carried from animal ------> human is an example of a communicable disease 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    _____________  causes the most death in low income countries. 
    • A. 

      Heart Disease

    • B. 

      Hypertension

    • C. 

      Lung Cancer

    • D. 

      Infection

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is not a leading cause of death in the U.S. (2000) Straight from the book! :) 
    • A. 

      Heart Disease

    • B. 

      Influenza

    • C. 

      Suicide

    • D. 

      HIV/AIDS

  • 13. 
    ________  Includes data collection from multiple data notification systems established by health departments. (IE: Hospitals report data to local health departments)
    • A. 

      Passive Surveillance

    • B. 

      Notification Surveillance

    • C. 

      Active Surveillance

    • D. 

      Multiple Surveillance

  • 14. 
    ________ includes actively searching for cases and inquiring directly with individuals for signs and symptoms in epidemics or in a situation where an epidemic is anticipated.
    • A. 

      Passive Surveillance

    • B. 

      Active Surveillance

    • C. 

      Person to Person Surveillance

    • D. 

      Individual Surveillance

  • 15. 
    The agent is an microorganism that has the ability to cause a disease
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The host is a human or animal infected by the agent 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Environmental factors such as air, water, soil, chemicals, diet, and genetics influence the disease transmission process. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The time taken for the appearance of signs and symptoms caused by an agent in the host is the _______ period 
  • 19. 
    The occurrence in a community or region of cases of an illness, specified health behavior, or other health related events clearly in the excess of normal expectancy; the community or region, and the time period in which cases occur, are specified precisely.   
    • A. 

      Endemic

    • B. 

      Epidemic

    • C. 

      Pandemic

    • D. 

      Transdemic

  • 20. 
    ___________ is an epidemic where the incidence of disease extends to a whole country or large part of the world. 
    • A. 

      Epidemic

    • B. 

      Pandemic

    • C. 

      Endemic

    • D. 

      Hyper Epidemic

  • 21. 
    _________ disease is a disease that is prevalent in a population in a certain area for a long period of time
    • A. 

      Endemic

    • B. 

      Epidemic

    • C. 

      Pandemic

  • 22. 
    The inherent or acquired immune resistance offered by populations to the prevalence of a disease in a community is referred to as _________
    • A. 

      Acquired Immunity

    • B. 

      Various Immunity

    • C. 

      Herd Immunity

    • D. 

      Vaccinated Immunity

  • 23. 
     ________________ : Actions taken to promote one’s health that prevent disease and disability in an individual are referred to as primary prevention. Examples of __________prevention include vaccinations, the addition of fluoride to water and toothpaste, the use of a seat belt to prevent accident injuries, exercise, and folic acid supplementation in pregnancy. 
    • A. 

      Primary Prevention

    • B. 

      Tertiary Prevention

    • C. 

      Secondary Prevention

  • 24. 
    _____________Actions leading to the early identification, diagnosis, and treatment of a disease to limit the consequences of such exposure and to inter-fere with disease transmission are referred to as secondary prevention. Examples include screening procedures such as the Pap smear for cervical cancer detec-tion, sigmoidoscopy for detecting colon cancer, blood pressure and serum cho-lesterol level measurements to prevent coronary heart disease, and oral intake of calcium supplements for those at risk of osteoporosis. 
    • A. 

      Primary Prevention

    • B. 

      Secondary Prevention

    • C. 

      Tertiary Prevention

  • 25. 
    _______________Actions that promote activities of daily living to limit the progression of disease and complications in people suffering from both communicable and noncommunicable diseases are referred to as tertiary prevention. Rehabilitation is a primary approach comprising this level of prevention. Examples include avoidance of allergens in asthmatic patients; eye, renal, and foot screening procedures for diabetics; and treatments to reduce the severity of disease. 
    • A. 

      Primary Prevention

    • B. 

      Secondary Prevention

    • C. 

      Tertiary Prevention