Page 87 Complete Your CE Test Online - Click Here EATING DISORDERS AND OBESITY: TREATMENT UPDATES Self-Evaluation Exercises Select the best answer for each question and check your answers at the bottom of the page. You do not need to submit this self-evaluation exercise with your participant sheet. 1. When performing physical/mental health assessments, a nurse should: a. Carefully evaluate women in their late 20s to early 30s for eating disorders since the majority of eating disorders begin at this point in their lives. b. Assess young males for obsessive concern with losing weight because body image in males is focused on being thin. c. Be alert for signs of depression and other mood disorders in persons with eating disorders. d. Be aware that one in 500 American women are suffering from anorexia nervosa. 2. According to the DSM-5, all of the following are essential characteristics of anorexia nervosa EXCEPT: a. Persistent restriction of energy intake. b. Intense fear of getting fat or gaining weight. c. Feelings of intense humiliation if seen eating in public. d. Disturbance in perception of body image. 3. Which of the following statements pertaining to eating disorders is accurate? a. Bulimia nervosa can occur simultaneously with anorexia nervosa. b. People with bulimia nervosa are usually dangerously underweight. c. Purging and overeating behaviors are seldom reported by male adolescents. d. A diagnostic criterion for bulimia nervosa is that clients must be found to engage in purging behaviors. 4. Pathophysiology findings in clients with bulimia nervosa include: a. Potassium levels greater than 4.0 mEq/L. b. Chloride deficiency. c. Metabolic acidosis. d. Significant hypertension. 5. When assessing clients for binge-eating disorder nurses must know that: a. Engaging in rigid dieting may help clients control their binge- eating. b. Binge-eating disorder is accompanied by feelings of disgust. c. Occasional purging behaviors occur. d. Binge-eating is linked to eating more slowly than normal in order to be able to consume more food. 6. A treatment initiative generally recommended for persons with eating disorders that focuses on processing thoughts and feelings is: a. Acupuncture. b. CBT. c. Therapeutic touch. d. Self-help manuals. 7. The first FDA approved medication for the treatment of moderate to severe binge-eating disorder is: a. Zoloft. b. Vyvanse. c. Tompamx. d. Elavil. 8. The DSM-5 identifies other specified feeding or eating disorders. It describes a form of atypical anorexia nervosa as: a. Including binge-eating behaviors that occur less than once a week and/or for less than three months. b. Purging disorders without binge eating in an attempt to influence weight. c. Recurrent episodes of night eating. d. Meeting the criteria for anorexia nervosa but normal to even above normal weight is maintained. 9. Obesity is a significant problem in the United States. Statistics relating to incidence and prevalence of obesity include: a. One in five deaths in the United States is linked to excess weight. b. Morbidity is defined as the presence of at least five conditions such as heart disease, sleep apnea, and type 2 diabetes. c. Childhood obesity has more than quadrupled in the past 30 years. d. Greater than half of the United States population is obese. 10. Weight loss surgery that involves removing a large part of the stomach and bypassing the majority of the intestine by connecting the end portion of the intestine to the duodenum near the stomach is: a. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. b. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. c. Sleeve gastrectomy. d. Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Answers: 1.C, 2.C, 3.A, 4.B, 5.B, 6.B, 7.B, 8.D, 9.A, 10.D