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  • 1. 

    Which of the following is not a component of a health risk appraisal?

    • A.

      A questionnaire

    • B.

      Calculations that predict risk of disease

    • C.

      Nutrition screening

    • D.

      A report to the participant

    Correct Answer
    C. Nutrition screening
    Explanation
    A health risk appraisal is a process that assesses an individual's health risks and provides recommendations for preventive measures. It typically involves a questionnaire to gather information about the individual's health habits and lifestyle, calculations that predict the risk of developing certain diseases, and a report provided to the participant summarizing the results and recommendations. Nutrition screening, on the other hand, is a separate process that evaluates an individual's nutritional status and identifies any potential nutrition-related risks or issues. Therefore, nutrition screening is not considered a component of a health risk appraisal.

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  • 2. 

    A low literacy level is not a predictor of poor health.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because research has shown that individuals with low literacy levels are more likely to have poorer health outcomes. Limited literacy skills can hinder a person's ability to understand health information, follow medical instructions, and make informed decisions about their health. This can lead to a lack of preventive care, delayed diagnosis, and ineffective management of chronic conditions. Therefore, a low literacy level can indeed be a predictor of poor health.

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  • 3. 

    Nutrition status indicators are qualitative measures that serve as guides to screen, diagnose, and evaluate interventions in individuals.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Nutrition status indicators are quantitative measures, not qualitative measures. They are used to assess and monitor the nutritional status of individuals, such as measuring body weight, height, BMI, and blood nutrient levels. These indicators provide objective data that can be used to screen, diagnose, and evaluate interventions in individuals. Therefore, the statement "Nutrition status indicators are qualitative measures" is incorrect.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is not a characteristic of screening efforts?

    • A.

      Screens can only be administered by medical doctors or nurses.

    • B.

      Screens tend to be safe, simple, and inexpensive to administer.

    • C.

      Screens occur in both the clinical and community settings.

    • D.

      There are many acceptable screening tools available for use.

    Correct Answer
    A. Screens can only be administered by medical doctors or nurses.
    Explanation
    Screening efforts do not require the administration by medical doctors or nurses. Screens can be administered by a variety of healthcare professionals, such as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and trained technicians. Therefore, the statement "Screens can only be administered by medical doctors or nurses" is not a characteristic of screening efforts.

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  • 5. 

    Lifestyle factors include all of the following except:

    • A.

      Use of alcohol.

    • B.

      Physical activity level.

    • C.

      Ability to handle stress.

    • D.

      Genetic predispositions.

    Correct Answer
    D. Genetic predispositions.
    Explanation
    The question is asking for an exception among the given options for lifestyle factors. Lifestyle factors refer to habits and behaviors that can impact a person's overall health and well-being. The options provided include the use of alcohol, physical activity level, ability to handle stress, and genetic predispositions. While the first three options are all examples of lifestyle factors, genetic predispositions are not considered a lifestyle factor as they are inherent traits that individuals are born with and cannot be changed through lifestyle choices.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following issues should be considered when selecting a dietary intake determination method?

    • A.

      Age, literacy level, and language skill

    • B.

      Cost of analysis, training of interviewers, and intake forms

    • C.

      Sample size needed and type of intake data needed

    • D.

      All of these should be considered.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these should be considered.
    Explanation
    When selecting a dietary intake determination method, all of the mentioned factors should be considered. Age, literacy level, and language skill are important as they may affect the ability of individuals to accurately report their dietary intake. The cost of analysis, training of interviewers, and intake forms are also important considerations as they can impact the feasibility and accuracy of the method. Additionally, the sample size needed and the type of intake data needed should be taken into account to ensure that the method is appropriate for the research or assessment objectives.

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  • 7. 

    The proportion of subjects without the disease or condition who have a negative test is referred to as

    • A.

      Sensitivity.

    • B.

      Validity.

    • C.

      Specificity.

    • D.

      Reliability.

    Correct Answer
    C. Specificity.
    Explanation
    The proportion of subjects without the disease or condition who have a negative test is referred to as specificity. This means that when a test result is negative, it accurately indicates that the person does not have the disease or condition. Sensitivity, on the other hand, refers to the proportion of subjects with the disease or condition who have a positive test. Validity is a broader term that encompasses both sensitivity and specificity, and reliability refers to the consistency or repeatability of a test's results.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following exerts the most influence on health and nutrition status?

    • A.

      Co-workers

    • B.

      Neighbors

    • C.

      Family

    • D.

      Friends

    Correct Answer
    C. Family
    Explanation
    Family exerts the most influence on health and nutrition status because they are the primary social unit that individuals are born into and spend the most time with. Family members have a significant impact on one's lifestyle choices, including diet and exercise habits. They often share meals together and can influence the types of foods that are consumed. Additionally, family members can provide emotional support and encouragement for healthy behaviors, making them a crucial factor in determining an individual's health and nutrition status.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following should be considered during a cultural assessment?

    • A.

      The appropriateness of certain hand gestures

    • B.

      The typical greeting used

    • C.

      Whether or not to look the client in the eye

    • D.

      All of these should be considered.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these should be considered.
    Explanation
    During a cultural assessment, it is important to consider the appropriateness of certain hand gestures, as different cultures may have different meanings associated with them. The typical greeting used is also important to consider, as greetings can vary greatly between cultures and may have different levels of formality. Additionally, whether or not to look the client in the eye is another cultural consideration, as some cultures may view direct eye contact as a sign of respect while others may find it disrespectful. Therefore, all of these factors should be taken into account during a cultural assessment.

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  • 10. 

    The proportion of individuals in the sample with the disease or condition who have a positive test for the disease or condition is referred to as

    • A.

      Sensitivity.

    • B.

      Reliability.

    • C.

      Specificity.

    • D.

      Validity.

    Correct Answer
    A. Sensitivity.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is sensitivity. Sensitivity refers to the proportion of individuals in the sample with the disease or condition who have a positive test for the disease or condition. It measures how well a test correctly identifies individuals with the disease or condition, and is an important measure in evaluating the accuracy of a diagnostic test.

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  • 11. 

    Which of these screening methods is commonly used in a community setting?

    • A.

      Conducting a medical history

    • B.

      Tuberculin testing

    • C.

      Health risk appraisal

    • D.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Health risk appraisal
    Explanation
    Health risk appraisal is commonly used in a community setting as a screening method. It involves assessing an individual's health status, lifestyle, and potential risk factors to identify any potential health issues or conditions. This method helps in identifying individuals who may require further medical evaluation or interventions to prevent or manage health problems. Conducting a medical history and tuberculin testing are also screening methods, but they may not be as commonly used in a community setting as health risk appraisal.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following is not an example of non-verbal communication?

    • A.

      Food rituals

    • B.

      Touch

    • C.

      Facial expressions

    • D.

      Gestures

    Correct Answer
    A. Food rituals
    Explanation
    Food rituals are not an example of non-verbal communication because they involve the use of verbal cues and symbols, such as specific words or phrases, to convey meaning. Non-verbal communication refers to the use of body language, facial expressions, gestures, and touch to communicate without the use of words.

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  • 13. 

    The _____ method is considered the “gold standard” of diet assessment methods.

    • A.

      Food frequency

    • B.

      Twenty-four-hour recall

    • C.

      Diet history

    • D.

      Diet record

    Correct Answer
    D. Diet record
    Explanation
    The "diet record" method is considered the "gold standard" of diet assessment methods because it involves keeping a detailed record of all food and drink consumed over a specific period of time, usually several days or a week. This method provides a comprehensive and accurate picture of an individual's dietary habits and allows for analysis of nutrient intake. It is often used in research studies and clinical settings to assess dietary patterns and make recommendations for nutrition interventions.

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  • 14. 

    Anthropometric measurements include:

    • A.

      Skinfold measures.

    • B.

      Waist circumference.

    • C.

      Capillary fragility.

    • D.

      A and b

    • E.

      B and c

    Correct Answer
    D. A and b
    Explanation
    Anthropometric measurements include skinfold measures and waist circumference. Skinfold measures involve measuring the thickness of the skin and subcutaneous fat at specific sites on the body, which can provide information about body fat percentage. Waist circumference is a measurement taken around the waist, which is an indicator of abdominal obesity and can be used to assess the risk of certain health conditions. Therefore, the correct answer is a and b.

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  • 15. 

    A quantitative measure used as a guide to screen, diagnose, and evaluate interventions in individuals is a

    • A.

      Nutritional status indicator.

    • B.

      Mini nutrition assessment.

    • C.

      Focus group.

    • D.

      Nutrition survey.

    Correct Answer
    A. Nutritional status indicator.
    Explanation
    A nutritional status indicator is a quantitative measure that is used to screen, diagnose, and evaluate interventions in individuals. It provides information about a person's overall nutritional health and helps healthcare professionals assess their dietary intake, nutrient levels, and body composition. By using a nutritional status indicator, healthcare professionals can identify individuals who may be at risk of malnutrition or other nutritional deficiencies and provide appropriate interventions to improve their nutritional status.

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  • 16. 

    Health risk appraisals are used to diagnose disease states.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Health risk appraisals are not used to diagnose disease states. They are used to assess an individual's risk factors for developing certain diseases or health conditions. These appraisals typically involve collecting information about a person's medical history, lifestyle choices, and genetic factors, and then using that information to determine their risk level. The results of a health risk appraisal can help individuals make informed decisions about their health and take preventive measures to reduce their risk of developing certain diseases. However, they are not a diagnostic tool.

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  • 17. 

    Validity refers to the repeatability or precision of an instrument.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Validity refers to the extent to which a test or instrument measures what it is supposed to measure. It is not related to repeatability or precision. Therefore, the given statement is false.

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  • 18. 

    Validity refers to:

    • A.

      The ability of a diet assessment instrument to measure what it is intended to measure.

    • B.

      The ability of a diet assessment instrument to produce the same estimate of dietary intake on two separate occasions.

    • C.

      Accuracy.

    • D.

      A and c

    • E.

      B and c

    Correct Answer
    D. A and c
    Explanation
    Validity refers to the ability of a diet assessment instrument to measure what it is intended to measure and accuracy. In other words, a valid instrument accurately measures the specific aspect of dietary intake it is designed to assess. Accuracy, on the other hand, refers to the degree of closeness between the measured value and the true value. Therefore, options a and c are correct as they both relate to the concept of validity in diet assessment instruments.

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  • 19. 

    The first step in planning a survey is to determine

    • A.

      Who will design the survey.

    • B.

      The purpose of the survey.

    • C.

      How the survey will be carried out.

    • D.

      Who will conduct the survey.

    Correct Answer
    B. The purpose of the survey.
    Explanation
    The first step in planning a survey is to determine the purpose of the survey. This is because the purpose of the survey will dictate the design, methodology, and target audience of the survey. Without a clear understanding of the purpose, it would be difficult to design an effective survey that gathers the necessary information. Additionally, determining the purpose helps to ensure that the survey aligns with the goals and objectives of the organization or researcher conducting the survey.

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  • 20. 

    Which method of nutrition assessment was most likely used to determine this indicator of nutritional status?

    • A.

      Dietary

    • B.

      Clinical

    • C.

      Biochemical

    • D.

      Anthropometric

    Correct Answer
    C. Biochemical
    Explanation
    Biochemical method of nutrition assessment is most likely used to determine this indicator of nutritional status because it involves analyzing blood, urine, or other bodily fluids to measure specific nutrients or indicators of nutrient metabolism. This method provides objective and quantitative data about an individual's nutritional status by assessing nutrient levels, such as vitamins, minerals, and proteins, in the body. This information helps to identify any deficiencies or imbalances in nutrient intake and metabolism, providing valuable insights into the individual's overall nutritional health.

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  • 21. 

    Which of the following has the strongest association with health among children?

    • A.

      Poverty

    • B.

      Race

    • C.

      Education level of parents

    • D.

      Family stucture

    Correct Answer
    A. Poverty
    Explanation
    Poverty has the strongest association with health among children. This is because poverty often leads to limited access to healthcare, nutritious food, and safe living conditions, which can negatively impact a child's overall health. Additionally, poverty can also contribute to chronic stress, which can further affect a child's physical and mental well-being.

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  • 22. 

    Other terms for reliability include

    • A.

      Precision

    • B.

      Reproducibility

    • C.

      Accuracy

    • D.

      A and b

    • E.

      B and c

    Correct Answer
    D. A and b
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a and b" because both precision and reproducibility are terms used to describe the reliability of a measurement or experiment. Precision refers to the consistency and repeatability of results, while reproducibility refers to the ability to obtain similar results when an experiment is repeated by different individuals or in different conditions. Accuracy, on the other hand, refers to how close a measurement or result is to the true or accepted value, and is not synonymous with reliability.

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  • 23. 

    Nutrition screening is designed to reverse, retard, or halt the progress of a disease by detecting it as soon as possible.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Nutrition screening is a process that aims to identify individuals who are at risk of malnutrition or have existing nutritional issues. By detecting these issues early on, it becomes possible to intervene and provide appropriate nutrition support to reverse, retard, or halt the progression of a disease. Therefore, the statement that nutrition screening is designed to reverse, retard, or halt the progress of a disease by detecting it as soon as possible is true.

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  • 24. 

    Nonverbal communication skills are critical when conducting a nutrition assessment in a culturally diverse setting.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Nonverbal communication skills are important in any setting, but they become even more crucial in a culturally diverse setting. In such settings, people may have different cultural backgrounds, languages, and communication styles. Nonverbal cues such as body language, facial expressions, and gestures can help bridge the communication gap and convey messages effectively. By understanding and utilizing nonverbal communication skills, nutrition professionals can better assess their clients' needs, preferences, and cultural beliefs, leading to more accurate and culturally sensitive nutrition assessments.

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  • 25. 

    _____ methods of assessment can detect subclinical deficiencies of nutrients.

    • A.

      Laboratory

    • B.

      Clinical

    • C.

      Diet record

    • D.

      Anthropometric

    Correct Answer
    A. Laboratory
    Explanation
    Laboratory methods of assessment involve analyzing blood samples or other bodily fluids to measure nutrient levels. These tests can detect subclinical deficiencies, which are deficiencies that may not yet be causing noticeable symptoms but can still have an impact on overall health. By measuring nutrient levels in the laboratory, healthcare professionals can identify deficiencies and recommend appropriate interventions to prevent further health complications.

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