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Unformatted text preview: Medical Approach I (Traditional, Biomedical) • Health Concept is biomedical, absence of disease and/or disability • Leading Health Problems defined in terms of disease categories and physiological risk factors such as physiological deviation from the norm: CVD, AIDS, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, mental disease, hypertension, etc. • Principal Strategies : surgical interventions, drug and other therapies, health care, medically managed health behaviour change (diet, exercise, patient education, patient compliance), screening for physiological and genetic risk factors • Target : high risk individuals • General Approach : Individualized • Actors: physicians, nurses, allied health workers...
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- Fall '14
- different target groups, physiological risk factors, normal physical state, Medical Definition Notes