The Patient In The Treatment Setting

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Patient Quizzes & Trivia

Score 90% or greater to pass the quiz. All answers are taken from the BHSc wiki.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Ettner studied the the relationship between continuity of care and health behaviours of patients. Which of these is not a finding from this study?
    • A. 

      There is a significant difference in health behaviours between those who have a regular physician and those that do not in terms of all health behaviours.

    • B. 

      Factors that inhibit a physician's ability to counsel a patient include time constraints, patient receptiveness, willingness to alter behaviours and the difference in stress placed on the importance of lifestyle rather than medical issues.

    • C. 

      Having a regular physician significantly and positively influences drug and alcohol abuse.

    • D. 

      Regular physician care increases the number of checkups and preventative health measures.

    • E. 

      Public health factors have a greater impact on health behaviours than regular patient-physician relationships.

  • 2. 
    The patient-physician relationship has evolved over the course of history. In the past, the relationship was considered paternal because of high physician power and low patient power. Today, we see a movement toward a mutual relationship characterized by:
    • A. 

      High patient power and high physician power.

    • B. 

      High patient power and low physician power.

    • C. 

      Low patient power and low physician power.

    • D. 

      Low patient power and high physician power.

    • E. 

      Moderate power from both the patient and physician.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      The patient experiences a higher quality of life.

    • B. 

      The patient tends to alter their lifestyle choices.

    • C. 

      The patient has a longer followup.

    • D. 

      The patient has more positive beliefs about highly active antiretroviral therapy.

    • E. 

      The patient has a higher adherence rate to their treatment plan.

  • 4. 
    Adler considered the sociophysiology of caring as it relates to health. Which of these principles of a meaningful relationship does not contribute to a positive influence on health?
    • A. 

      Empathy is a basic component in a caring relationship.

    • B. 

      A relationship consists of reaction feedback loops that are mutual.

    • C. 

      Empathy is both an experience and a physiological state.

    • D. 

      Physiological state changes can be influenced, therefore health can be influenced.

    • E. 

      A relationship forces the patient to consider their health a greater priority.

  • 5. 
    In a study conducted by dos Santos on pulmonary tuberculosis and treatment delay a number of findings were elucidated. Which of the following is not a finding from this study?
    • A. 

      The knowledge of tuberculosis prior to disease contact did not affect total delay in seeking treatment.

    • B. 

      The ease of access to health care settings did not decrease delays in seeking treatment.

    • C. 

      The factors associated with a delay in treatment are specific to patient delay more so than health services delay.

    • D. 

      The increased treatment delays are associated with unemployment and general attitude toward health.

    • E. 

      The decreased treatment delays are associated with a positive attitude toward prevention and early care.

  • 6. 
    Bond et al examined the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) for people with severe mental illness. Which of these factors is the major deterrent against implementing the ACT program?
    • A. 

      There are more effective programs in place already.

    • B. 

      The program is too focused on short term gains.

    • C. 

      The benefits per patient outweigh the cost in terms of resources.

    • D. 

      The program is considered fiscally costly overall.

    • E. 

      The program keeps patients institutionalized for a long period of time.

  • 7. 
    Tiet examined the treatment setting and how it affects the health of those patients with a substance use disorder. Which of the following is not one of the findings from the article?
    • A. 

      Severe drug abusing patients experienced better outcomes following in-patient treatment.

    • B. 

      Severe alcohol abusing patients experienced better outcomes following in-patient treatment.

    • C. 

      Less severe drug abusing patients experienced better outcomes following out-patient treatment.

    • D. 

      Less severe alcohol abusing patients experienced better outcomes following out-patient treatment.

    • E. 

      All populations with a substance use disorder experienced better outcomes following in-patient treatment.

  • 8. 
    Foster et al examined obese patients' perceptions of treatment outcomes. Which of the following is FALSE?
    • A. 

      Obese patients often expect weight loss outcomes that highly exceed their realistic treatment outcomes.

    • B. 

      Initial body weight is the strongest predictor of disappointed, happy and acceptable weights.

    • C. 

      Heavier participants choose higher absolute weights.

    • D. 

      Race and age are strong contributors to patients perceptions of weight outcomes.

    • E. 

      Mood has an effect on patient perceptions of expected weight outcomes.

  • 9. 
    Battaglia et al examined trust in the patient-provider relationship as it relates to survivors of intimate partner violence. Which of these behaviours does not consistently develop trust?
    • A. 

      Communication.

    • B. 

      Professional competency.

    • C. 

      Practice style.

    • D. 

      Emotional equality.

    • E. 

      All of the above behaviours develop trust.

  • 10. 
    Lynn noticed that she had blood in her urine. She instantly realized that she should seek medical care. Because she had many business appointments booked, she delayed two days before phoning the doctor's office for an appointment. This is an example of a(n):
    • A. 

      Illness delay.

    • B. 

      Scheduling delay.

    • C. 

      Behavioural delay.

    • D. 

      Medical delay.

    • E. 

      Appraisal delay.

  • 11. 
    All of the following contribute to a depersonalizing experience in the hospital except:
    • A. 

      Wearing a hospital gown.

    • B. 

      Admittance to ICU.

    • C. 

      Having your sister present during procedures.

    • D. 

      Being referred to by ailment.

    • E. 

      Medical professionals entering hospital rooms without knocking.

  • 12. 
    Complete the following sentence so that it is a TRUE statement:People described as high monitors/ low blunters ______________.
    • A. 

      Are so named because their role in monitoring the health care system.

    • B. 

      Are predicted to use less health care services because they are slower to notice symptoms.

    • C. 

      Are known for ignoring threat-relevant information.

    • D. 

      Are more likely to visit a health professional with less severe medical problems than blunters while reporting equivalent levels of dysfunction and distress.

    • E. 

      All of the above options are correct.

  • 13. 
    Joan developed severe abdominal pain. Although she recognized that she was seriously ill, Joan waited four hours before deciding to go to the hospital. Minutes later she was in a taxi. She then spent another two hours waiting to see a doctor.The four hour patient delay would be called a(n)___________ and the two hour delay would be called a(n)_______________.
    • A. 

      Illness delay; medical (scheduling) delay.

    • B. 

      Behavioural delay; appraisal delay.

    • C. 

      Appraisal delay; medical (treatment) delay.

    • D. 

      Illness delay; appraisal delay.

    • E. 

      Medical delay; illness delay.

  • 14. 
    Complete the blank:"Medical students' disease" is an example of a ________ that influences whether a person will recognize a symptom.
    • A. 

      Cultural difference.

    • B. 

      Situational factor.

    • C. 

      Stress factor.

    • D. 

      Mood.

    • E. 

      Delay behaviour.

  • 15. 
    Clark played poker last night with his friends, drinking lots of beer and getting only 3 hours of sleep. When he woke, he thought about how boring his factory job was and how tired he felt. He  also noticed the onset of a headache. "I'll call in sick today so that I can get some sleep and feel better for the rest of the week." After he called in sick, he went back to sleep.This scenario is an example of:
    • A. 

      A "secondary gains" of illness, as he is freed from going to work.

    • B. 

      How anxiety and depression can produce physical symptoms.

    • C. 

      The "worried well," who are people who perceive minor symptoms as serious.

    • D. 

      Options B and C are both correct.

    • E. 

      All of the above options are correct.

  • 16. 
    Patients often judge their quality of care on the manner in which their care is delivered. Which of the following statements are true?
    • A. 

      One explanation for why this is true is because most patients lack the knowledge base to judge the technical quality of care.

    • B. 

      A warm, confident and friendly health professional is more likely to be judged as a competent than cool and aloof.

    • C. 

      Technical quality of care and the manner in which care is delivered are actually unrelated.

    • D. 

      Options A and B are true.

    • E. 

      Allo of the above are true.

  • 17. 
    The 17th century French playwright Moliere once described the patient-provider relationship thusly:The king: "You have a physician. What does he do?"Moliere: "Sire, we converse. He gives me advice which I do not follow and I get better."This excerpt is an illustration of which concept?
    • A. 

      Depersonalization of the patient.

    • B. 

      Neuroticism.

    • C. 

      Worried well.

    • D. 

      Delay behaviour.

    • E. 

      Nonadherence.

  • 18. 
    Which factor is the greatest cause of nonadherence?
    • A. 

      Patients' uncooperative personalities.

    • B. 

      Poor communication.

    • C. 

      Forgetfulness.

    • D. 

      Ignorance.

    • E. 

      Lack of motivation.

  • 19. 
    In June 1962, a mysterious epidemic broke out in the dressmaking department of a southern textile plant. The symptoms varied but usually included nausea, numbness, dizziness and occasional vomiting.A few required hospitalization but most were simply excused from work for several days.Almost all of the affected workers reported being bitten by some kind of gnat or mite. However, careful inspection of the plant turned up only a small variety of insects that could not have caused the reported symptoms. Investigators also noted that the epidemic occured at a very busy time in the year and that many employees harbored severely anxious feelings.This historical case can be an illustration of the concept(s) of?(If you are interested in this case, look up the 1979 article called "An investigation of apparent mass psychogenic illness in an electronics plant." in the Journal of Behavioural Medicine.)
    • A. 

      The "secondary gains" of illness, including the ability to rest and take time off work.

    • B. 

      Somaticization, which is when individuals express distress and conflict through bodily symptoms.

    • C. 

      The "worried well".

    • D. 

      Options A and B are both correct.

    • E. 

      Options B and C are both correct.

  • 20. 
    Miller, Brody and Summerton found that individuals who are high monitors sought help for milder problems than what low monitors brought to their physicians. What might be the reason for this?
    • A. 

      High monitors are also more likely to attent to internal bodily symptoms.

    • B. 

      High monitors are more likely to take risks.

    • C. 

      High monitors anticipate that they will recover slower than low monitors. Therefore, they visit with milder symptoms so that they can recover on an equal basis.

    • D. 

      High monitors are less likely to become ill, which is why they have milder symptoms.

    • E. 

      High monitors are more likely to be afraid of menial tasks.