# Multiple Choice Questions

1. Data from Wertheimer and Santella (2003) suggested that approximately ______ people with treatable ailments in the U.S. die each year of inappropriate medication usage.

1. 75,000
2. 100,000
3. 125,000
4. 150,000

2. Data from Wertheimer and Santella (2003) suggested that approximately ______ of nursing home admissions in the U.S. each year are due to inappropriate medication usage:

1. one-tenth
2. one-quarter
3. one-third
4. one-half

3. Data from Wertheimer and Santella (2003) suggested that hospital costs due to medication non-adherence in the U.S. each year are ______.

1. $5.5 billion 2.$6.5 billion
3. $7.5 billion 4.$8.5 billion

4. According to the health belief model, the extent to which a person adheres to medication advice depends upon ______.

1. perceived disease severity
2. susceptibility to the disease
3. benefits of the recommended treatment
4. all of these

Read this passage and complete the missing words using the options that follow.

The social (5) ______ models of adherence describe the beliefs that are associated with or predict adherence. These models can be criticized on both empirical and theoretical grounds. On empirical grounds the major problem is that the beliefs have been found to predict only a small proportion of the (6) ______ of adherence behaviour. Theoretically, the major problem is that these models reify the phenomenon. As such it characterizes the behaviour as fixed and abstracted from the changing social relations and the broader social (7) ______ within which adherence occurs. Treatment is not usually a one-off event but extends over a period of time. In the case of chronic illness this period can be a lifetime. To understand adherence fully therefore requires an understanding of the social (8) ______ and how the patient integrates the treatment into his/her everyday life. (9) ______ is also an important facilitating factor in adherence.

5. Which is the best option?

1. context
2. cognition
3. literacy
4. variance

6. Which is the best option?

1. context
2. cognition
3. literacy
4. variance

7. Which is the best option?

1. context
2. cognition
3. literacy
4. variance

8. Which is the best option?

1. context
2. cognition
3. literacy
4. variance

9. Which is the best option?

1. context
2. cognition
3. literacy
4. variance