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Journey Across the Life Span 6th Edition Polan Test Bank

Chapter 1. Healthy Lifestyles – Test Questions
1. In early civilization, the cause of illness was attributed to:
a. Infectious disease
b. Microorganisms
c. Contaminated food and water
d. Natural and supernatural forces
2. The first understanding of disease processes occurred in (the):
a. Early civilization
b. 21st century
c. 19th century
d. Middle Ages
3. Despite all of the improvements and advancements in health care, several infectious
diseases have recently resurfaced, including:
a. Strep throat
b. Tuberculosis
c. Polio
d. Mononucleosis
4. Healthy People 2020 identifies two major goals—eliminating health disparities and:
a. Increasing peace and prosperity
b. Eliminating all diseases
c. Increasing the quality and years of healthy living
d. Limiting population growth
5. An external force that can affect one’s health is (the):
Journey Across the Life Span 6th Edition Polan Test Bank
Polan, Journey Across the Life Span, 6e
a. Mind
b. Culture
c. Heredity
d. Hormones
6. Health promotion is:
a. Goal oriented
b. Natural
c. Unplanned
d. Special
7. Mrs. Jackson brings her 6-month-old infant to the clinic for immunization. This action
demonstrates which of the following levels of disease prevention?
a. Primary
b. Secondary
c. Tertiary
d. Rehabilitative
8. A future national goal for health care is the:
a. Reduction of services
b. Decrease in managed care
c. Increase in Medicaid contribution
d. Elimination of disparities in health care
9. Inadequate nutrition contributes to diseases such as:
a. Arthritis
b. Lupus
c. Cancer
d. Hearing loss
Journey Across the Life Span 6th Edition Polan Test Bank
10. In health promotion, the most important nursing role is:
a. Teaching safe health practices
b. Assessing the individual’s health needs
c. Reducing potential health risk factors
d. Changing established lifestyle
11. A healthy person generally:
a. Lacks stability
b. Lacks energy
c. Is in denial
d. Is in harmony
12. In a health model, the nurse, as a collaborator, is responsible for:
a. Teaching patients about their disease process
b. Sharing and exchanging information with other health professionals
c. Demonstrating desired health behavior
d. Performing daily care needs
13. Jennifer Joseph, a 60-year-old client, has been instructed by the public health nurse to
begin a program of exercise. You can further explain to Mrs. Joseph that the benefits of
exercise are:
a. An increase in blood supply to muscles and nerves
b. An increase in heart rate and rhythm
c. A decrease in the size of the heart muscle
d. A decrease in blood volume and oxygen demands
Journey Across the Life Span 6th Edition Polan Test Bank
Polan, Journey Across the Life Span, 6e
14. Holistic health:
a. Excludes one’s physical well-being
b. Limits consideration of one’s social standing
c. Excludes environmental impact
d. Considers one’s mental well-being
15. Which of the following is an example of health restoration?
a. Rehabilitation after surgery to replace a knee joint
b. Immunization against the hepatitis B virus
c. Surgical excision of a breast cyst
d. Closure of an abdominal stoma
16. A major objective of health promotion is:
a. Decreasing one’s stress level
b. Challenging health practices
c. Attaining one’s level of optimal health
d. Providing self-actualization
17. The most important goal in health restoration is:
a. Regaining losses
b. Compensating for losses
c. Attaining acceptance
d. Providing sympathy
18. Which of the following forces has no impact on changing one’s health be

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