Older People's Coping Mechanisms for Illness


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The ability to deal with changes in one's life is called:

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1. Self-talk and stress management techniques are example of _____ coping mechanisms.

2. _____ coping mechanisms come from outside oneself.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This helpful quiz and worksheet on coping mechanisms intended for those suffering from an illness while in late adulthood will help to improve your retention of the information in the corresponding lesson on the topic. Learn more about these techniques for maintaining a positive outlook.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess your knowledge of the following internal and external coping mechanisms:

  • One's ability to cope with life's changes
  • The amount of control a person believes they possess
  • Characteristics of external coping mechanisms
  • Thinking patterns and self-talk
  • Stress management techniques

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding these coping techniques and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about stress management mechanisms for those in late adulthood in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as internal and external coping mechanisms

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson, Older People's Coping Mechanisms for Illness will prepare you to:

  • Differentiate between an internal and external locus of control
  • Explain what the term 'thinking patterns' refers to
  • Describe how an active environment might have a positive or negative effect on someone in late adulthood