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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
This case study illustrates the use of a long-term integrative psychotherapy approach with a middle- aged man with chronic schizophrenia and a mood disorder. The case of "Holst" describes a man with a...
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 ...
Little is known about young adults with cancer at the end-of-life, but life review and legacy making may be important modalities to process the emotions associated with anticipatory grief. The study a...
Indigenous Australians have a disproportionately high burden of chronic illness, and relatively poor access to healthcare. This paper examines how a national multicomponent programme aimed at improvin...
Aaron Antonovsky, the medical sociologist, defined the sense of coherence as a pervasive sense that the events in one's life are comprehensible, manageable, and meaningful or worthwhile. Research on t...
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 ...
Dithranol (known in the U.S.A. as anthralin and in Germany as cignolin) is one of the oldest and safest topical anti-psoriatic treatments. However, despite explorative investigations, the ...
Bladder pain syndrome is a condition where pain is experienced when the bladder fills with urine and eases briefly when the bladder empties. There can also be a constant need to urgently e...
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...
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...