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This activity contains 25 questions.

Question 1.
Many people with a serious illness report significant levels of distress. Providing information may reduce it, however, information does not necessarily need to target distress. Which of the following types of information may help?

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Question 2.
Select the answer that correctly fills in the blank below.

Research conducted by Marteau et al. (1996) suggests that providing information on ______ may reduce the anxiety in patients, as well as just providing medical information.

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Question 3.
When ill, when can stress management training be effective?

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Question 4.
Antoni, Leham, Kilbourn et al. (2001) found that stress management interventions resulted in reduced anxiety and 'benefit finding' amongst women in the early stages of breast cancer. Which of the following was one of the positive aspects of their disease?

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Question 5.
What is 'fighting spirit'?

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Question 6.
Shapiro et al. (2003) conducted a study with breast cancer patients using a mindfulness intervention. What did that entail?

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Question 7.
Select the answer that correctly fills in the blanks below.

Patient education programmes can enhance knowledge about a condition or its management, at least in the short-term. However, this may not necessarily impact on ______ or ______ control.

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Question 8.
What source of information provision can be particularly guilty of providing conflicting information?

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Question 9.
From what paradigm does self-management training come from?

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Question 10.

Self-management programmes designed for patients with arthritis have been found to be effective. Ward and Lorig (1996) reported gains in excess of drug treatment alone in measures of pain, functional ability, and reduction in joint tenderness. What percentage had an improvement in functional ability?
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Question 11.
Stress management training has been found to be an effective intervention with which of the following health problems?

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Question 12.
Taylor, Bandura, Ewart et al. (1985) compared the effects of spouse involvement with testing the exercise tolerance of cardiac patients. For which of the following conditions did wives feel most reassured about their husband's ability to exercise?

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Question 13.
Written emotional expression may bring about short-term increases in distress and depression. But in the mid-long term:

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Question 14.
Select the answer that correctly fills in the blank below.

The most effective form of expressing emotion may be dependent on coping style. Positive emotional expression may be of help with people who are typically ______ (Stanton, Danoff-Burg, Sworowski et al., 2002).

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Question 15.
Which type of counselling has been used in an attempt to prevent disease progression with cardiac patients?

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Question 16.
What must we be very considered about when setting up counselling for the prevention of disease progression?

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Question 17.

Select the answer that correctly fills in the blank below.

Appels, Bar, Lasker et al. (1997) used a stress management programme which included relaxation and controlled breathing with patients following heart surgery. The intervention resulted in a ______ reduction in risk of infarction or further surgery compared to the controls.

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Question 18.
Depression substantially increases the risk of:

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Question 19.
How effective have interventions targeting depression been for reducing the re-occurrence of heart attack?

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Question 20.
Stress management programmes to prevent disease progression have been found to have some utility in which of the following client groups?

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Question 21.
Increasing social support has been found to impact on quality of life in patients with:

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Question 22.
West, Edwards, Hajek et al. (2001) conducted a study with a nurse-led smokers' clinic. Half of the group were assigned a buddy for mutual support. The group with no buddy had a 12% smoking cessation rate. What percentage of the buddy group were successful?

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Question 23.
Interventions to improve health and quality of life may be more effective if:

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Question 24.
Management in the improvement of illness has been achieved by:

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Question 25.
Which of the following interventions may impact on long-term health?

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