MSN 5550 Health Promotion Prevention Of Disease Chapter 9


1. An occupational health nurse is planning a cholesterol screening with the employees at the factory. Which of the following would be an advantage of conducting this screening?

a) Allows for the beginning of a multiple test screening process

b) Provides an opportunity for health education

c) Allows for preliminary diagnosis of coronary artery disease

d) Provides the opportunity for a referral to a physician

2. Which of the following is a disadvantage of screening?

a) Uncertainties of scientific evidence

b) Negative patient perception

c) Some tests have high sensitivity and high specificity

d) Lack of patient autonomy

3. Researchers are studying a particular disease which occurs among Americans at a rate of 36 per 100 annually. What type of rate is this statement describing?

a) Prevalence rate

b) Incidence rate

c) Morbidity rate

d) Mortality rate