My long-term health: What have you learned?

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Question 1. True or False: Being informed about your treatment can help you know what to expect and feel more in control.​



True: Learning as much as you can about your treatment can help you to be prepared for the changes that may come. Being prepared for those changes can help you feel more in control of your situation.

Question 2. True or False: Preparing a three-sentence health summary is an effective way to start communication at your healthcare appointments.



True: The ability to summarize your history briefly sends the message that you are knowledgeable about your health and that you know how to focus on what is important.

Question 3. True or False: Alcohol is just a stimulant that makes you become very friendly and talkative.



False: Alcohol is primarily a depressant, which means that it slows down the functioning of your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). It also causes you to take longer to respond to things. Although you can become friendly and talkative when you are drunk, alcohol also causes you to lose your co-ordination and impairs your judgment.

Question 4. Which of the following is a risk of recreational drugs?

a. They may cause physical problems such as lung, heart or kidney damage.

b. They can cause addiction.

c. They are illegal and can lead to trouble with the law.

d. All of the above

Answer: (d) These are all risks of recreational drugs.

Question 5. Which of the following should you not include in your setback plan?

a. Activities with short rest periods

b. A reminder to eat well and drink plenty of water

c. A reminder to focus on negative thoughts

d. Your activity and goals

e. All of the above should be included in your setback plan

Answer: (c) Try not to focus on your negative thoughts when you face a setback. In fact, you should challenge these negative thoughts and focus on more balanced thoughts and be patient with yourself.


Last updated: May 2nd 2016