i need your opinion about a question...

  1. 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?
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  3. by   jspar007
    I would choose secondary prevention: because diabetes in the family is a risk factor that has been identified; so the recommendation for healthy diet and exercises are implemented specifically for his/her high risk condition.
  4. by   RN2BE1210
    I would have to agree with secondary prevention because of early detection of the disease, and because of the risk factors
  5. by   STL2008, RN
    secondary
  6. by   J9G2008
    See, I would have gone with primary, because it is part of the teaching that nurses do before someone is known to have a problem. I'm probably wrong though. : )
  7. by   morte
    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?
    i dont remember this concept from school....which may have been before you were born....lol
    can you explain what ea is, (and probably you will get your answer as well)?
  8. by   mRpeNa
    the answer was primary prevention because of the risk factors in his family...and i picked disease prevention which is primary prevention...because he isn't diagnosed with it yet
  9. by   morte
    Quote from goingalltheway
    the answer was primary prevention because of the risk factors in his family...and i picked disease prevention which is primary prevention...because he isn't diagnosed with it yet
    http://www.libraryindex.com/pages/50...n-Disease.html
    so what is the diference between "disease prevention" and primary prevention?
  10. by   J9G2008
    I don't think there is a difference between disease prevention and primary prevention. It takes place before a diagnosis. Even if a family has it as a risk factor, the adolescent does not have the disease, and the actions he is taking may help prevent him getting it.
  11. by   ShortStackRN
    I agree with your answer...I would've picked primary prevention because he doesn't have the disease yet...eventhough his family has a hx of diabetes you are trying to prevent him from developing this problem
  12. by   Daytonite
    the question stated that an adolescent was encouraged to exercise and eat healthier because he had diabetes that ran in the family...is this,
    a) secondary prevention
    b) primary prevention
    c) disease prevention
    d) tertiary prevention
    this is a straight knowledge question:


    • primary prevention includes actions to protect against disease and disability, such as getting immunizations, ensuring the supply of safe drinking water, applying dental sealants to prevent tooth decay, and guarding against accidents as well as basic activities of a healthy lifestyle: good nutrition and hygiene, adequate exercise and rest, and avoidance of environmental and health risks.
    • secondary prevention is to identify and detect disease in its earliest stages, before noticeable symptoms develop, when it is most likely to be treated successfully. with early detection and diagnosis, it may be possible to cure a disease, slow its progression, prevent or minimize complications, and limit disability.
    • tertiary prevention programs aim to improve the quality of life for people with various diseases by limiting complications and disabilities, reducing the severity and progression of disease, and providing rehabilitation.
  13. by   XYcsccSN
    primary prevention all the way!
  14. by   mRpeNa
    update:
    they are considering taking both answers but i won't find out until tuesday...

    thanks for your input!

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