STUDY GUIDE # 1
Test # 1 will include chapters 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, and 16 from your health
Health the Basics.
You will also be tested on material presented by Dr.
Adame in his lectures on “The Dimensions of Health” and “Depression, Stress and
Suicide Prevention” and on material covered in the labs.
Chapter 1: Promoting Healthy Behavior Change
Be acquainted with the opening remarks of the chapter beginning on page
Understand “Putting Your Health in Perspective,” pp. 2-4. What effect has
our understanding of illness had to do with our perception of the meaning of
“health” today? (p. 3). In what ways is
more than the absence of illness,
and what is meant by functioning at “optimal level?” Know the meaning of the
terms morbidity and mortality. Understand that today’s major health issues and
leading causes of death are influenced by personal behavior and lifestyle choices.
In “The Evolution toward Wellness,” pp. 4-5 recognizes what is meant by
, and reviews the discussions on “physical health,” “social health,”
“intellectual health,” “emotional health,” and “spiritual health. [Note here that
the author of your book adds a sixth dimension on “environmental health.”]
Also, how does Donatelle describe “mental health,” and what is
meant by “holistic?”
Be familiar with “Healthy People 2010,” pp. 5-6, and the meaning of health
disparities. Also, understand what is meant by the term “Health Promotion” on
page 6, and know the association between health promotion activities and
discussed on page 7.
Know and recognize from Table 1.1, (p. 6) and the discussion on page 5
(“Healthy People 2010”) that
is one of the ten
greatest public health achievements of the 20
century and thus serves as both a
focus and ‘leading health indicator” for disease prevention and promotion
activities in the US.
Under “Disease Prevention,” pp. 7 and 12, understand “primary, secondary
and tertiary prevention,” and “incidence and prevalence.” Be able to give an
example of a primary, secondary or tertiary action.