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Continuing Education Self-Test

Credits Provided by American College of Sports Medicine

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: November 2006 - Volume 10 - Issue 6 - p 38-40
doi: 10.1249/01.FIT.0000252525.59865.86
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In Brief

November/December 2006 • Expiration Date December 31, 2007 • Self-Test #1: 2 CECs; Self-Test #2: 2 CECs

To participate in this program, you must read the designated feature articles carefully, answer the test questions, obtain a passing grade (a minimum score of 60%), and complete the credit evaluation form. After answering the questions, turn to the bottom of Table of Contents to score your exam. To receive credit verification, fill out and sign the form on page 40, confirming that you have read the materials and obtained a minimum passing score. Select the best answer for each of the following by placing an "x" in one box for each question.

CEC Self-Test #1: Nutritional Strategies to Counter Stress to the Immune System

by David P. Swain, Ph.D., FACSM, page 15.

1. Which one of the following statements regarding echinacea is NOT true?

A. Echinacea extracts, when mixed with white blood cells in laboratory settings, stimulate some aspects of immune function.

B. Most studies show that echinacea prevents colds.

C. Studies with echinacea have been inconsistent regarding actual treatment of respiratory infections in humans.

D. Echinacea comes from the purple cone flower.

2. This polysaccharide from the cell wall of oats, yeast, fungi, and algae may stimulate macrophage function and act as an immune activator.

A. Quercetin

B. Glutamine

C. Curcumin

D. β-glucan

3. Use of sports drinks containing carbohydrate during intense exercise strongly attenuates:

A. Increases in stress hormones such as cortisol and epinephrine.

B. Decreases in natural killer cell function.

C. Decreases in T-cell function.

D. Decreases in salivary IgA output.

4. Four basic principles of nutrition and immune function were reviewed in this article. Which one of the following statements does NOT represent the concepts contained in these four principles?

A. Most dietary nutrients help maintain an optimal immune response.

B. Some substances (e.g., fatty acids from fish oils) may help counter stress-induced immune dysfunction in healthy adults.

C. Nutrient supplements do not improve immune function in the frail elderly.

D. The immune system is easily suppressed through deficient energy and nutrient intake.

5. _______________________, a bioflavonoid, is found in onions, apples, red wine, broccoli, tea, and Ginkgo biloba.

A. Curcumin

B. Quercetin

D. Glutamine

E. Vitamin C

6. Which one of the following is NOT on the list of guidelines to keep the immune system functioning at optimal levels and to avoid immune dysfunction?

A. Keep life mental stresses to a minimum.

B. Exercise moderately on most days of the week.

C. Obtain adequate sleep on a regular schedule.

D. Avoid beverages containing sugar during marathon-type race events.

7. This amino acid may stimulate immune function in frail individuals.

A. Leucine

B. Valine

C. Glutamine

D. Histidine

8. Early studies suggest that ________________ may be an effective substitute for ibuprofen, but much more research is needed.

A. Curcumin

B. Glutamine

C. Vitamin E

D. Echinacea

CEC Self-Test #2: Community-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation: The YMCA Model

by Kathy Hutchinson, M.S., page 21.

1. The number one killer in the United States for both men and women is:

A. Cancer

B. Cardiovascular disease

C. Accidents

D. Smoking

E. None of the above

2. The focus in CR is on:

A. Improving quality of life

B. Increasing tolerance for physical activity

C. Decrease clinical symptoms such as frequency of angina (chest pain)

D. Providing behavior modification education

E. All of the above

3. Which CR program fits into what AACVPR describes as the new continuum of care for secondary prevention?

A. Inpatient

B. Early outpatient

C. Maintenance

D. Follow-up

E. All of the above

4. Early Outpatient programs differ from Maintenance programs in that Early Outpatient programs:

A. Work with hospitalized patients

B. Provide telemetry monitored exercise

C. Are not covered by insurance

D. Allow patients to determine the number of sessions

E. None of the above

5. The YMCA of the USA:

A. Offers financial assistance to those who qualify

B. Is a non-profit organization

C. Provides general guidelines for local YMCA CR programs

D. Makes memberships and programs available to everyone.

E. All of the above

6. Access to a variety of training modalities is a benefit to having a CR program at a YMCA fitness facility.

A. True

B. False

7. YMCA CR programs often find their best success in:

A. Member retention/social support

B. Weight loss

C. Cholesterol reduction

D. Reinfarction rates

8. Challenges for YMCA CR programs include:

A. Lack of referrals from local hospitals

B. Physician communication

C. Limited exercise modalities

D. Staffing

9. YCT classes do not include:

A. Cardiovascular training in a group exercise setting

B. Weight training

C. Stress reduction

D. Treadmill walking

10. Patients in YMCA CR program are referred to as:

A. Patients

B. Members

C. Critical

D. Under doctor's care


Note: Individuals requesting NATA self-test credits will receive 1 CEU.

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