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175.Luigi knows that research has determined that smoking increases the risk of various types of cancers, however he is sure he won’t develop cancer. What does Luigi’s pattern of behaviour illustrate?a.People often underestimate the risks associated with their own health-impairing behaviours.b.Many health-impairing habits creep up on us.c.People tend to rationalize high-risk behaviours by pointing out healthy habits that offset their unhealthy habits.d.People believe the risks associated with health-impairing habits are overstated by media sources.ANS:APTS:1REF:p. 627BLM:Higher order176.Beryl has dated ten different men in the past two years, and with each of them she often had unprotected sex. Even though she has read numerous articles about the dangers of unprotected sexual intercourse, Beryl is not concerned because she has convinced herself that she won’t contract any diseases. What does Beryl’s behaviour illustrate?PTS:1REF:p. 627BLM:Higher order177.Steve has a headache and some muscle stiffness, but he shrugs these symptoms off as a minor inconvenience. Micah has a headache and some muscle stiffness and is so concerned he rushes himself to the urgent care centre of the local medical clinic. How would Steve likely score, relative to Micah, on tests of anxiety and neuroticism?
PTS:1REF:p. 627BLM:Higher order178.Why is it a problem that some individuals tend to delay medical assessment?PTS:1REF:p. 627BLM: Remember179.Which of the following is least likely to be a barrier to effective provider-patient communication?a.the health care provider’s use of technical terminologyb.time constraints on the length of the provider-patient interactionc.patient evasiveness about real health concernsd.consulting a health care provider who is not the same sex as the patientANS:DPTS:1REF:p. 628