What Is Morbid Obesity? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment


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How many pounds over ideal body weight must a person be to be diagnosed with morbid obesity?

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1. Which criteria are evaluated on the BMI chart?

2. What are the main causes of morbid obesity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you're curious about your current knowledge of morbid obesity, one way to find out is by taking this interactive quiz. Questions on this quiz and accompanying worksheet are multiple-choice and explore aspects of morbid obesity that include diagnosis, causes, conditions and treatment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to gauge your knowledge of the following:

  • Pounds over ideal body weight required in the diagnosis of morbid obesity
  • Criteria evaluated on the BMI chart
  • Main cause of morbid obesity
  • Secondary conditions to morbid obesity
  • Main goal in treating morbid obesity

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills using this quiz and worksheet:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as ideal body weight and morbid obesity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the BMI chart
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about causes and treatment of morbid obesity

Additional Learning

Accompanying these assessment tools is a lesson called What Is Morbid Obesity? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment. Accessing this lesson can help you learn more about:

  • What BMI stands for
  • BMI associated with morbid obesity
  • Tests/exams used to diagnose morbid obesity
  • Symptoms of morbid obesity
  • Morbid obesity treatment options