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Social Context Practice test 1
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Which of the following is true of the potential causes of disease, according to Friedrich Engels, Rudolf Virchow, Salvador Allende?
Social structures and processes affect an individual, which could lead to diseases
True or False: Migration may be defined as a permanent or semi-permanent change of residence
Mary intends to move from Country A to Country B to work as a physician. She has now reached Country B, but with an infectious disease. Assume that you are a public health professional. What should you worry about?
Population health in both country A and B
Unemployment is a ____ feature that can influence population health
Income is an example of ____ context that can influence population health
True or False: At the post migration stage, levels of xenophobia, discrimination, and racism in receiving countries does not impact population health
True or False: Language barriers and cultural differences between source and receiving countries could positively affect population health at the receiving countries
According to the textbook, which of the following is a national level factor that determines population health?
According to the Centers of Disease Prevention and Control, the complex, integrated, and overlapping social structures and economic systems that are responsible for most health inequities constitute?
The social determinants of health
Who said: "Medicine is a social science and politics is nothing else but social science on a large scale".
True or False: Social determinants of health are shaped by the distribution of resources throughout local communities, countries and the world.
True or False: Political economic problems that influenced population health and disturbed Engels, Virchow and Allende no longer persist today
True or False: Circumstances at the point of origin may "pull" individuals to migrate to new locations.
True or False: Culture can be studied at both individual and population levels.
True and False: An example of a population health issue that does not directly result from individualism as an element of culture is suicide.
The language and accumulated knowledge, beliefs, practices, assumptions and values that are passed between individuals, groups and generations is called..
Individuals from Country X who want to migrate to the United States may be anxious about availability of treatment of an existing illness. The population health issues presented here occur during what stage of migration?
True or False: As Individuals migrate from source countries to receiving countries, they take along their cultural values.
True or False: When two different cultures meet, there is no adoption of healthy or poor behaviors.
Global media does not influence population health.
Thinking about physical environment as a determinant of health, which of the following is not an example physical environment?
True or False: An example of a population health issue that shows culture has a direct impact on health is female genital mutilation
True or False: The World Health Organization works more with ministries of health in countries than non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
True or False: Both psychologists and sociologists have different perspectives on how they study culture.
True or False: Religious beliefs can have both positive and negative health consequences.
Which of the following is true of segregation and income inequality?
They diminish social support
What is true of globalization as a phenomenon that influences population health?
Historically, it was defined in economic terms as the removal of tariff but not the non-tariff barriers to trade.
A researcher read papers that discussed impact of living in urban areas on population health in 228 countries. What is the most likely conclusion the researcher could draw from the readings?
Urban living may be harmful to population health or may promote health
True or False: An example of the rural physical environment that influences the population health is social norms
True or False: Population health in urban areas may be affected as people in rural communities move to urban communities for better job opportunities and higher income.
What are some push factors that influence migration from rural areas to urban areas?
Disasters in rural areas, political changes, poverty and unemployment
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