Mindfulness in Integrative Healthcare Coursera Quiz Answers

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Week 01: Mindfulness in Integrative Healthcare Coursera Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: How Was Your Daily Life Practice?

Q1. What practice(s) did you pick?

What do you think?

Q2. How many days were you able to practice?

What do you think?

Q3. What did you notice when you practiced?

What do you think?

Q4. Did the practice have any impact on your life this week?

What do you think?

Quiz 2: Explore the Evidence Base

Q1. Use reliable sources to locate a study showing evidence to support the benefits of mindfulness.
Suggested sources include:
PubMed (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/), Cochrane (https://www.cochrane.org/)
, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (https://nccih.nih.gov/), and the studies cited in the “Week 1 References and Resources” reading.

Enter a citation for or the URL of the study you chose:

What do you think?

Q2. Summarize the findings of the study in 3–5 sentences.

What do you think?

Quiz 3: Week 1 Quiz

Q1. Which of the items is NOT part of mindfulness and should not be included when completing the sentence below:

  • Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment with:
  • Openness
  • Self-judgment
  • Willingness to learn
  • Curiosity

Q2. Which of the following is true about mindfulness? Click all that apply.

  • It is worrying about the future
  • It is an inherent trait
  • It is choosing direct experience
  • It is working on being calm

Q3. There are three key points to remember when practicing mindfulness: set an intention to pay attention; begin again if your mind wanders, and –what is the third?

  • Do this when sitting
  • Do this suppressing all thoughts
  • Do this only when calm
  • Do this without judgment

Q4. Fill in the blank:

The core elements of mindfulness are attention, attitude, and __

Enter answer here

Q5. What are some of the possible impacts of mindfulness? Click all that apply.

  • Mindfulness lets you dwell on thoughts
  • Mindfulness allows you to choose your response
  • Mindfulness helps you connect more effectively with others
  • Mindfulness helps us be more compassionate to ourselves

Q6. What type of mindfulness meditation does the following sentence describe?

This type of meditation trains us to sustain attention on an object, most commonly the breath or body and to return to it when the attention wanders.

  • Open
  • On the go
  • Focused

Q7. Which of the following are true about the research on mindfulness? Click all that apply.

  • Research on mindfulness is growing
  • There is a need for additional randomized clinical trials with active control groups that incorporate more reliable and valid measures of mindfulness.
  • It is clear in research studies on mindfulness what the intervention is.
  • There are two basic categories of mindfulness research: mechanistic research and effectiveness research.

Q8. Neuroimaging studies on meditators found eight brain regions that were consistently altered in meditators. These eight regions were associated with which of the following? Click all that apply.

  • Emotional regulation
  • Sleep patterns
  • Self-awareness of thoughts and emotions
  • Memory

Q9. In 2014, the Department of Veterans Affairs in the US created an evidence map for mindfulness. For which of the following conditions did they find evidence for effectiveness of mindfulness? Click all that apply.

  • Pain
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Q10. A research study found that meditators’ brains showed a reduction of neuronal density in the amygdala, the part of the brain associated with a fear response and an increase in neuronal density in the prefrontal cortex, which is the part of the brain associated with problem solving and discernment. Explain in your own terms what those results suggest.

What do you think?

Week 02: Mindfulness in Integrative Healthcare Coursera Quiz Answers

Quiz 1

Q1. There is evidence to suggest that mindfulness is helpful for pain, although the effects vary across different conditions. The strength of the evidence supporting mindfulness for pain is generally:

  • Strong
  • Modest
  • Inconclusive
  • Weak

Q2. When compared to those of other pain treatment options, such as opioids, the risks associated with mindfulness are:

  • Higher
  • Lower
  • Equal

Q3. Anxiety and depression may be caused in part by the failure of different brain regions to perform their regulatory functions. Which of the following brain regions are frequently studied in the research on this hypothesis? Click all that apply.

  • Somatosensory cortex
  • Insular cortex
  • Anterior cingulate cortex
  • Prefrontal cortex

Q4. Emerging neuroscientific evidence suggests that the same brain regions associated with anxiety and depression are activated when a person is being mindful. Which of the following statements could be supported by this correlation? Click all that apply.

  • Mindfulness may help restore emotional regulatory function.
  • Mindfulness may help inhibit ruminating on the past.
  • Mindfulness may cure anxiety and depression.
  • Mindfulness may help inhibit fear of the future.

Q5. The University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing has researched six dimensions of wellbeing. Which six dimensions are captured in the Center’s wellbeing model?

  • Health, finances, purpose, technology, community, spirituality
  • Health, relationships, security, growth, community, recreation
  • Health, resilience, security, purpose, mindset, environment
  • Health, relationships, security, purpose, community, environment

Q6. One of the key findings within emerging research on positive psychology is the importance of intentionally paying attention. Which of the following outcomes are associated with present-moment mindfulness? Click all that apply.

  • Adoption of a growth mindset
  • Renewed sense of curiosity
  • Cultivation of pleasantness and joy
  • Increased appreciation for kindness

Q7. A study conducted by Cebolla, Demarzo, Martins, Soler, and Garcia-Camapyo (2017) found a higher incidence of adverse effects from practicing mindfulness when the practice included certain elements. Which of the following elements IS NOT cited as a risk factor for adverse events if included in a mindfulness practice?

  • Practicing alone
  • Telling others about your experiences
  • Practicing for more than 15 minutes
  • Focused attention

Q8. Lustyk, Chawla, Nolan, and Marlatt (2009) identified several special populations that may require additional care and consideration before beginning a mindfulness practice. Which of the following are mental health conditions they identify as a category of caution? Click all that apply.

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia

Q9. Lustyk, Chawla, Nolan, and Marlatt (2009) identified several special populations that may require additional care and consideration before beginning a mindfulness practice. Which of the following factors are additional categories of caution they identify? Click all that apply.

  • Unresolved trauma
  • Anger management issues
  • High blood pressure
  • Insulin-dependent diabetes

Q10. For a patient or client with one of the conditions identified in the previous two questions, what should you advise them to do if they wish to adopt a mindfulness practice? Click all that apply.

  • Inform the course instructor about their condition
  • Look for a condition-specific mindfulness practice
  • Try something else; mindfulness is not for them
  • Assess for fit with a mental health professional

Week 03: Mindfulness in Integrative Healthcare Coursera Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Evaluating an App

Q1. Pick one of the apps we describe in the document “Online Resources and Apps” and download it. Note that they all offer free trials, but if you want a completely free app, check out Insight Timer or another app called the Mindfulness Coach (offered by the US Department of Veteran Affairs). Explore the app using the following questions as a guide to determine if the app might be useful for you or your patients or clients.

List the app you picked.

What do you think?

Q2. Who are the teachers in this app? What are their qualifications?

What do you think?

Q3. Does the app offer meditation instructions? If so, how clear and helpful do they seems?

What do you think?

Q4. What types of guided meditations do they offer? (Are they focused awareness—for example awareness of the body or breath, or more open awareness? Do they offer meditations for specific situations, such as anxiety or pain?)

What do you think?

Q5. Does the app offer any opportunities to ask questions or get personal guidance?

What do you think?

Q6. What features does the app offer that seem most helpful?

What do you think?

Week 04: Mindfulness in Integrative Healthcare Coursera Quiz Answers

Quiz 1

Q1. Good, et al. (2016) argue that mindfulness affects a person’s cognition, behavior, emotion, and physiology. The impact of mindfulness on these four domains positively influences which of the following workplace dynamics? Click all that apply.

  • Performance
  • Wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Culture

Q2. Through a systematic review of studies on the effects of mindfulness in the workplace, Janssen, Heerkens, Kuijer, Van Der Heijden, and Engels (2018) concluded it is plausible that mindfulness decreases emotional exhaustion, and may reduce which of the following factors? Click all that apply.

  • Burnout
  • Job satisfaction
  • Occupational stress
  • Sense of accomplishment

Q3. True or False: Jamieson and Tuckey (2017) promote the idea of employers using mindfulness to avoid addressing organizational factors that impact employee health and wellbeing.

  • True
  • False

Q4. When assessing the impact of a mindfulness program or practice, it is best to start by asking your patient/client open-ended questions about their experience. Identify the questions that best convey curiosity and create space for an open dialogue. Click all that apply.

  • What are you doing for your practice?
  • Isn’t mindfulness a powerful tool?
  • Are you getting good at meditating?
  • How is the mindfulness practice going?

Q5. Besides observational or anecdotal feedback from the patient/client, it is sometimes helpful to have more specific information that other outcome measures can provide. Which tools could be used to monitor anxiety, depression, and/or pain? Click all that apply.

  • PHQ-9
  • MMPI-2
  • GAD-7
  • 0-10 scale

Q6. True or False: Reflecting on the experience and impact of practicing mindfulness should ALWAYS be approached with non-judgment, empathy, and acceptance.

  • True
  • False

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