Exercise Is Medicine Pre-test

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Although exercise is often purported as beneficial to health and physicians are encouraged to promote it, many are unfamiliar with the current data highlighting exercise as preventative medicine and as a result are unable to provide adequate health promotion in this way. This quiz is meant to test your individual knowledge of the complications of inactivity, the benefits of exercise, and the current American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommendations physicians should be prescribing to their patients based on the Exercise is Medicine Initiative.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET), or metabolic equivalent?
    • A. 

      A physiologic measure of the energy cost of physical activity

    • B. 

      The amount of oxygen consumed while sitting at rest

    • C. 

      1 MET = 3.5 ml O2 x kg body weight x min.

    • D. 

      A means of expressing the intensity and energy expenditure of activities in a way comparable among persons of different weight.

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    To meet the recommended ACSM guidelines, what MET range is recommended? 
    • A. 

    • B. 

      >1000 MET·min·wk

    • C. 

      ≥500-1000 MET·min·wk

    • D. 

      ≥250-500 MET·min·wk

  • 3. 
    How much cardiorespiratory training is required to reach the minimum physical activity guidelines according to the ACSM?
    • A. 

      ≥30 min·d on ≥5 d·wk for a total of ≥150 min·wk of moderate-intensity cardiorespiratory exercise training

    • B. 

      None

    • C. 

      ≥30 min·d on ≥3 d·wk (≥75 min·wk) of low-intensity cardiorespiratory exercise training

    • D. 

      A combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity exercise to achieve a total energy expenditure of >1000 MET·min·wk

  • 4. 
    Lifestyle disorders including tobacco use, poor diet and “motion deficit disorder,” contribute to what percentage of health care costs?
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      90%

    • C. 

      40%

    • D. 

      25%

  • 5. 
    According to the Berg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale, what is the target range for exercise intensity to meet the current ACSM/AHA guildelines?
    • A. 

      >6

    • B. 

      7-11

    • C. 

      12-16

    • D. 

      17-20

  • 6. 
    How do exercise recommendations differ for elderly individuals or those with multiple co-morbidities compared to their more healthy counterparts?
    • A. 

      Less healthy patients should NOT perform resistance training.

    • B. 

      There is no difference.

    • C. 

      Less healthy individuals should NOT perform moderate and/or vigorous intensity exercise.

    • D. 

      Less healthy individuals should only perform low intensity exercise.

  • 7. 
    Regular physical activity:
    • A. 

      Reduces mortality and the risk of recurrent breast cancer by approximately 50%.

    • B. 

      Reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

    • C. 

      Lowers the risk of all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer-specific specific mortality in adults with higher levels of muscle strength

    • D. 

      Leads to higher academic performance in children and adults

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 8. 
    What percentage of US adults meet the physical activity guidelines recommended by ACSM, American Heart Association (AHA), or Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAGA)?
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      15%

    • C. 

      90%

    • D. 

    • E. 

  • 9. 
    A 55 year old male presents to the clinic for a routine annual exam. He is moderately overweight, has mild hypertension, and osteoarthritis in his knees. According to the ACSM guidelines, what should his physician's exercise recommendations be?
    • A. 

      Brisk walking for 30 mins, 3 times a week

    • B. 

      Resistance exercises for each of the major muscle groups on 2-3 days per week

    • C. 

      Vigorous-intensity cardiorespiratory exercise training for ≥20 min per day on 3 or more days per week

    • D. 

      Both B and C

    • E. 

      Low-intensity cardiorespiratory exercise training for ≥60 min per day on 2 or more days per week

  • 10. 
    How often do you counsel your patients on exercise?
    • A. 

    • B. 

      25% of the time

    • C. 

      50% of the time

    • D. 

      >50% of the time

    • E. 

      100% of the time

  • 11. 
    How comfortable are you with counseling your patients on exercise?
    • A. 

      Not comfortable at all

    • B. 

      Slightly comfortable

    • C. 

      Somewhat comfortable

    • D. 

      Very comfortable

    • E. 

      Extremely comfortable

  • 12. 
    How familiar are you with the current ACSM exercise recommendations? 
    • A. 

      Not at all familiar

    • B. 

      Slightly familiar

    • C. 

      Somewhat familiar

    • D. 

      Moderately familiar

    • E. 

      Extremely familiar

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