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Hunger and Homelessness

1. Poverty has been associated with both obesity and malnutrition.

A. True

B. False

2. Which of the following have been documented at a greater incidence among homeless children?

A. Infections, fatigue, headaches, and anemia.

B. Impaired cognitive development.

C. Impaired visual motor integration.

D. All of the above.

3. Instead of costly lab work being performed, which is needed to diagnose malnutrition, much about a person’s nutritional status can be revealed by conducting a physical assessment of each of the following, except for:

A. The patient’s teeth.

B. The patient’s hair.

C. The patient’s skin.

D. The patient’s nails.

4. Clinical practice recommendations for treating homeless individuals with diabetes include:

A. Developing a suitable treatment plan based on the person’s housing situation.

B. Practical methods for insulin therapy and monitoring blood glucose.

C. Health education and self-management.

D. All of the above.

5. Each of the following is true with regard to self-management support, except for:

A. Self-management support involves helping consumers understand the actions that affect their health so that they can understand their disease, manage the illness by deciding upon and choosing their treatment, and handle their emotional changes.

B. The goal of self-management support is for clinicians to help consumers develop strategies to live as fully and productively as possible.

C. Although knowledge alone is sufficient to sustain behavior change, the most effective interventions couple knowledge and skills with addressing emotional and behavioral issues.

D. Motivational interviewing techniques are an ideal strategy for understanding the strengths and barriers to change from the consumer’s perspective.

6. Important aspects to teaching clients about health are teaching how to eat healthier within their food budgets and how to use herbs and spices to increase food flavor without adding salt.

A. True

B. False

7. Ensure and Boost nutrition drinks are great meal replacements for the homeless populations.

A. True

B. False

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