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A diagnosis of any chronic progressive illness can be a traumatic experience. People wonder how they will be able to cope and health care professionals wonder how they can help those so affected. The aim of the study was to discover how people find meaning when they are diagnosed with chronic illness. The research question asked is: How do people make sense of living with chronic progressive illness?
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Name: Journal of primary health care
Poor control of chronic illness is often attributed to patients' non-adherence to medical advice and treatment. Policy and practice has traditionally focused on improving adherence, assuming that the ...
Depression and chronic pain know no geographical boundaries. About 350 million people around the world experience long-lasting sadness and an unshakeable sense of hopelessness, and one person out of t...
Shared decision making has found its way into mental health care to a limited extent only, and especially "challenging" patients do not benefit from this approach. The authors describe barriers to sha...
Much research on chronic illness, which views the experience as disruptive, is adult-focused though there is an emerging literature on children's and young people's experiences. Drawing on 31 intervie...
There is a lack of knowledge about how older people living with chronic illness describe the meaning of autonomy and participation, indicating a risk for reduced autonomy and participation in their ev...
The purpose of the study is to determine whether the quality of life of patients with multiple chronic conditions cared for by primary care physicians will improve due to the introduction ...
This study was designed to validate the color appearance on the newly developed panty liner (NORMA-SENSE). The NORMA-SENSE liner changes color when worn by the user and comes into contact ...
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that the Diagnostic Absorbent Panty liner (AL-SENSE Amniotic Leak Test Kit), developed by Common Sense Ltd., can distinguish between wetness sen...
Background: - The experience of volition that accompanies voluntary movement can be divided into the sense of will, or deciding to move, and the sense of agency, or feeling that the movem...
A decrease or loss of the sense of smell is very common in patients with Parkinson's Disease even in the earliest stages of the disease. There have been no treatments that have been prove...
Clinical management approach wherein immediate therapy is not provided but there is a period of observation during which periodic tests monitor patient and the progression of the illness. (Driffield T, Smith PC Med Decis Making. 2007 Mar-Apr;27(2):178-88)
The state of being deprived of sleep under experimental conditions, due to life events, or from a wide variety of pathophysiologic causes such as medication effect, chronic illness, psychiatric illness, or sleep disorder.
Work consisting of a subject approach to the contents of a periodical issuing an annual, biennial, quinquennial, decennial, etc., index. The heading is used for the overall body of articles published by a periodical in the same sense that BIBLIOGRAPHY is useful when published as a single article.
Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It conducts and supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the life span, from the management of patients during illness and recovery to the reduction of risks for disease and disability; the promotion of healthy lifestyles; the promotion of quality of life in those with chronic illness; and the care for individuals at the end of life. It was established in 1986.
The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, QUALITY OF LIFE, etc. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.
Anxiety is caused by stress. It is a natural reaction, and is beneficial in helping us deal with tense situations and pressure. It is deterimental when is becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations. The most common types of anxiety di...
Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...