Pharmacy PEBC Practice Exam

Multiple Choice

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Which of the following scenarios best describes an effective strategy for a pharmacist to use to assist a patient who is a smoker in the preparation stage of change?

Providing factual information about the consequences of smoking to raise

The patient’s awareness

Identifying barriers and temptations associated with smoking cessation

An effective strategy for a pharmacist to use to assist a patient in the preparation stage of change is to identify barriers and temptations associated with smoking cessation. This involves understanding the specific challenges and triggers that the patient may face while trying to quit smoking. Option A, providing factual information about the consequences of smoking, may be helpful in the precontemplation or contemplation stage, but at this point, the patient is already aware of the negative consequences of smoking. Option B, raising the patient's awareness, may also be useful in earlier stages. Option D, helping the patient to set a quit date, is important but may be more appropriate for the action stage. Option E, supporting and problem solving, is helpful in all stages, but in this case, the focus is on identifying barriers and temptations instead of addressing short-term issues.

Helping the patient to set a quit date and announce the decision to family and friends

Supporting and problem solving to address short-term, unanticipated issues