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the question stated that an adolescence was encouraged to excercise and eat healthier because he had diabetes that run in the family...is this, a) secondary prevention b) primary prevention c)... Read More

  1. by   Meriwhen
    If he's already got diabetes, then it's secondary prevention. If he doesn't have it yet, it's primary prevention. So sayeth my med-surg instructor (the topic of prevention came up for us in class with head/neck cancer).
  2. by   tbell2
    Quote from goingalltheway
    the question stated that an adolescence was encouraged to excercise and eat healthier because he had diabetes that run in the family...is this,

    a) secondary prevention
    b) primary prevention
    c) disease prevention
    d) tetiary prevention

    what would you have picked?

    It depends on how you read it. I read this as the adolescent already had the diagnosis of diabetes, as some of his family members do. It could also be interpreted as the adolescent was advised to excercise and eat better because he has a family history of diabetes.

    It depends on how the original question was worded.
  3. by   mRpeNa
    it was worded as a prevention but because she didn't put level of prevention is the reason they are considering both answers

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