Torrington Community: Heart Talk Pre-test For Patients

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Torrington Community:  Heart Talk Pre-test For Patients

Directions: Please choose the best answer for each question below. We are asking these questions before and after the video to see if the video was helpful in improving your knowledge about heart failure. Once you begin, you will have 30 minutes to complete the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which option is not a common sign or symptom of heart failure?
    • A. 

      Feeling weak or tired

    • B. 

      Cold hands

    • C. 

      Trouble breathing

    • D. 

      Swollen ankles

  • 2. 
    Which option is bad advice when it comes to taking medication for heart failure?
    • A. 

      Review your medications with your doctor or nurse

    • B. 

      Keep a list of medications with you at all times

    • C. 

      Skip your medicine if you are feeling OK

    • D. 

      Refill your medicine before you run out

  • 3. 
    Which is the best option when it comes to your doctor’s appointments?
    • A. 

      Have an appointment with your doctor before you leave the hospital

    • B. 

      Ask any questions that you have about your medicine

    • C. 

      Make sure you have a ride to the doctor at least one day before your appointment

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    What causes rapid weight gain in heart failure?
    • A. 

      Eating too much food

    • B. 

      Heart failure medicine

    • C. 

      Extra fluid in the body

    • D. 

      Weighing yourself too often

  • 5. 
    When should you contact your doctor about your weight?
    • A. 

      If you gain three pounds or more in one day

    • B. 

      If you lose five pounds in one week

    • C. 

      If your scale is not working

    • D. 

      If you forget to check your weight one morning

  • 6. 
    What color zone is best if you have heart failure?
    • A. 

      Orange

    • B. 

      Green

    • C. 

      Yellow

    • D. 

      Red

  • 7. 
    Which item best describes sodium?
    • A. 

      A cure for heart failure

    • B. 

      Helps you lose weight

    • C. 

      Not on food labels

    • D. 

      Means the same thing as salt

  • 8. 
    Which food has the least amount of sodium in it?
    • A. 

      Steamed vegetables

    • B. 

      Canned foods

    • C. 

      Pasta sauce in a jar

    • D. 

      Hot dogs

  • 9. 
    What is important about exercise in people with heart failure?
    • A. 

      Exercise until you feel tired

    • B. 

      Do not exercise at all

    • C. 

      Check with your doctor first

    • D. 

      Exercise only in the morning

  • 10. 
    What is something you should not use at all if you have heart failure?
    • A. 

      Caffeine

    • B. 

      Tobacco

    • C. 

      Alcohol

    • D. 

      Water

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