Multiple choice quiz
Quizzes are available to test your understanding of the key concepts covered in each chapter. Click on the arrows next to each question to view the answer.
1. How do we define treatment compliance?
- The patient’s propensity to follow medical advice
- The likelihood that a patient calls a lawyer
- When the patient is not responsive to treatment
- When a treatment is not administered to a patient
- When an individual signs off for treatment for a family member
a. The patient’s propensity to follow medical advice
2. Which of these is not a route through which communication occurs within the body?
- Blood supply
- Pheromonal system
- Peripheral nervous system
- Endocrine system
b. Pheromonal system
3. What is the difference between a toxin and a toxicant?
- A toxin is a naturally occurring substance in living organisms, while a toxicant is an agent released into the environment
- A toxin is an agent released into the environment while a toxicant is a naturally occurring substance in living organisms
- A toxin refers specifically to noxious substances found in foods, while toxicant refers collectively to all noxious substances
- A toxicant refers specifically to noxious substances found in foods, while a toxin refers collectively to all noxious substances
- There is no difference between toxins and toxicants.
a. A toxin is a naturally occurring substance in living organisms, while a toxicant is an agent released into the environment
4. Which of these would not be a ‘second factor’ that would increase the vulnerability of an individual to develop a particular disease?
- Toxins or toxicants
- The adoption of bad health behaviors
- Learning about potential rare illnesses
- The use of certain drugs
- Experiencing multiple or chronic life stressors
c. Learning about potential rare illnesses
5. Which one of these refers to the optimization of decision-making and treatment practices stemming from rigorous research that meets the criteria for valid and reliable methodological consideration, and interpretation of findings based on equally rigorous criteria?
- Decisions-based practice
- Methodology-based practice
- Rigor-based practice
- Evidence-based practice
- Empirical-based practice
d. Evidence-based practice
6. Which of these is an example of quantitative analysis?
- Analyzing the descriptions that someone provides of their daily routine
- Analyzing an individual’s journal entries over time
- Analyzing data from several questionnaires that use Likert scales
- Analyzing the responses given by a subject during an interview
- Analyzing a dream the subject is asked to recall
c. Analyzing data from several questionnaires that use Likert scales
7. As a whole, DALYs have been _______, and a handful have been ______.
- Increasing; decreasing
- Decreasing; increasing
- Decreasing; staying constant
- Increasing; staying constant
- Staying constant; increasing
b. Decreasing; increasing
8. Which of these is an example of qualitative analysis?
- Analysis of the age of participants
- Analysis of responses along a Likert scale
- Analysis of number of meals an individual consumes per week
- Analysis of narratives obtained from participant interviews
- Analysis of time necessary to complete a task
d. Analysis of narratives obtained from participant interviews
9. The course of which of these diseases can be influenced by environmental and psychological triggers?
- Heart disease
- Immune-related disorders
- Auto-immune disorders
- All of the above
e. All of the above
10. Mary goes to the physician and is diagnosed with heart disease. Furthermore, she says that she has been feeling particularly depressed in the months leading up to her diagnosis. This is an example of:
- Predictive medicine