Cannabis, Chronic Pain, and Related Disorders Coursera Quiz Answers

This Cannabis, Chronic Pain, and Related Disorders course is designed to have you think critically about the health effects of cannabis (i.e., marijuana) in the context of chronic pain, opioid use disorder, obesity, sleep dysfunction and cancer. We’ll learn about the epidemiology and etiology of these conditions, the harms/benefits of current treatments, and learn how to evaluate the literature on cannabis for these conditions.

We will discuss special considerations for using cannabis for these conditions, such as dose, timing, side effects, and drug interactions. Lastly, we’ll discuss how it is being used in the context of palliative care. Obtaining this knowledge will be helpful in terms of informing public policy, public health, and personal decisions regarding the use of cannabis products.

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Quiz #4

Which of the following is NOT a significant risk of using opioids to treat pain?

  • Liver problems
  • Dependence
  • Overdose
  • Worsening of pain over time

Which type of chronic pain is the worldwide leading cause of years lived with disability?

  • Arthritis
  • Headache/migraine
  • Back pain
  • Fibromyalgia

In the 2016 National Health survey, what percent of people had chronic pain?

  • 42.1%
  • 20.4%
  • 4.5%
  • 16.5%

Which of the following is an example of chronic pain?

  • A stomach ache
  • Fibromyalgia
  • A stubbed toe
  • A slap in the face

Opioid treatment poses a significant risk for addiction.

  • True
  • False

Quiz #5

Which of the following is a pharmacological treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)?

  • Mindfulness training
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • 12-Step program
  • Methadone

Which of the following is a reason why opioids are so addictive?

  • Opioids impact the mesolimbic dopamine system in the brain, so they produce a powerful reward effect.
  • Certain social and environmental influences initiate opioid misuse/abuse
  • All of the above are reasons why opioids are highly addictive
  • Chronic use creates a tolerance for opiates, and attempts to quit or cut back result in withdrawal symptoms

Which is the most important brain region in terms of the rewarding effects of opioids and the region with the most opioid receptors?

  • Amygdala
  • Ventral tegmental area (VTA)
  • Hippocampus
  • Prefrontal cortex

Which of the following is statements is NOT true regarding cannabis and opiates?

  • Cannabis may help people reduce their opioid use by reducing withdrawal symptoms, anxiety, and craving
  • Data suggest that cannabis products can be effective in treatment of pain, and could potentially substitute for pain control
  • People are already using cannabis to treat their pain and reduce opioid use
  • There is no need for clinical studies on whether cannabis products can address opioid misuse because a number of gold standard studies have already been conducted

According to this weeks lectures, what percent of heroin users started with prescription opioids?

  • 80%
  • 25%
  • 50%
  • 30%

Quiz #6

Which of these is not related to obesity?

  • Genetics
  • Type I Diabetes
  • Food availability
  • Sedentary behavior

Paradoxically, cannabis use is related to _______ BMI, _____ insulin function, and _______ rates of type 2 diabetes.

  • Higher; worse; lower
  • Lower; better; lower
  • Higher; worse; higher
  • Lower; better; higher

More than _____ of US adults (_____%) are currently overweight or obese.

  • One-third; 68.8%
  • Two-thirds; 29.8%
  • One-third; 29.8%
  • Two-thirds; 68.8%

Which of the following is false regarding diabetic neuropathy?

  • The most common form in diabetes in peripheral neuropathy
  • There is no known cure
  • Cannabis might be used to treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy
  • It is often treated with antipsychotics

In a large study on prediabetes, patients in which treatment group saw the most benefit?

  • Cannabis
  • Metformin
  • Placebo
  • Intensive lifestyle intervention

Quiz #7

What is the most common reason cancer patients provided for using cannabis?

  • Recent legalization of cannabis
  • Neuropsychiatric symptoms (like depression)
  • Physical symptoms
  • Social pressure

Which of the following is true regarding cancer and the conversation surrounding THC and CBD?

  • Patients should always start with high doses of THC to provide quick relief
  • Data suggests that CBD increases anxiety in cancer patients
  • Patients should always start with low doses of CBD to avoid harm
  • There are little to no risks and there are possible benefits to taking a higher ratio of CBD to THC

One third of cancer cases are attributable to lifestyle and behavioral factors, including which of the following:

  • Tobacco use
  • Parasites
  • Sleep problems
  • Mood disturbance

While there is much we do not know about cannabis and cancer, which of the following statements is definitely FALSE?

  • There is limited evidence of an association with cannabis use and testicular cancer
  • There is evidence in rodents that cannabinoids have anti-tumor activity
  • There is conclusive evidence that cannabis is a valid treatment for cancer in humans
  • Using cannabis as one’s only cancer treatment can lead to disease progression

Benign tumors spread into and invade nearby tissues.

  • False
  • True

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