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Exam & Evaluation (Heart Failure: Psychological constructs)
Questions: Please respond to following statements.

1 Which of the following psychological constructs increase the risk of heart failure for patients with cardiovascular disease?
  All of the above
2 Which of the following questions are often asked on depression assessments?
  Little interest or pleasure in doing things
  Feeling tired with little energy
  Under or overeating
  All of the above
3 Which of the following antidepressant medications are recommended for patients with cardiovascular disease?
  Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)
  Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs)
  Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
  All of the above
4 True or False, The development of hypertension and a pro-inflammatory state from anxiety increases the chances of developing coronary heart disease.
True     False
5 Which components of happiness and well-being have been identified by researchers in the field of Positive Psychology?
  Positive emotion
  All of the above.
6 Mr. Crossings has been admitted to the hospital for chest pain. His tests find no evidence of heart damage but he has hypertension with elevated cholesterol levels. He tells you he knows he is going to die of a heart attack like his father. Using a positive well-being approach, which of the following statements would be supportive to Mr. Crossings?
  Genetics is an important factor in the developing of myocardial infarctions.
  While you are in the hospital we will be monitoring your progress carefully.
  We can develop a plan to maximize your emotional and physical health to help improve your cardiac fu
  All of the above.
7 The constructs of optimism consist of three dimensions: permanence, pervasiveness and personalization. Which of the following best describes pervasiveness?
  Refers to how an individual sees the source of a positive or negative occurrence as external or inte
  Describes events in terms that indicate bad or good events will occur with certain permanence
  Description of events as specific (only occurring in that instance) or universal (permeating an enti
  None of the above.
8 What is the relationship between an optimistic view of life and a pessimistic one on quality of life?
  Optimists are less likely to seek treatments because they believe everything is alright.
  Optimists explanatory style is consistent with a higher quality of life.
  Pessimistic explanatory style was associated with depressive symptoms.
  B & C
  All of the above
9 Which of the following quality of life instruments are used with patients who have heart failure?
  The SF-36/SF-12 health survey questionnaire
  The Health Related Quality of Life questionnaire (HRQOL)
  Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ)
  All of the above
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