Principles of health and wellness definitions

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Principles of health and wellness definitions Ch. 1 PROMOTING HEALTHY BEHAVIOR CHANGE health  The ever-changing process of achieving individual potential in the physical, social, emotional,  mental, spiritual, and environmental dimensions. wellness  The achievement of the highest level of health possible in each of several dimensions. morbidity  The relative incidence of disease. mortality  The proportion of deaths to population. activities of daily living (ADLs)  Tasks of everyday living, such as bathing and walking up and down  stairs. mental health  The thinking part of psychosocial health; includes your values, attitudes, and beliefs. health disparities  Differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of diseases and  other health conditions among specific population groups. disease prevention  Actions or behaviors designed to keep people from getting sick. primary prevention  Actions designed to stop problems before they start. secondary prevention (intervention)  Intervention early in the development of a health problem. tertiary prevention  Treatment and/or rehabilitation efforts. health promotion  Combined educational, organizational, policy, financial, and environmental  supports to help people reduce negative health behaviors and promote positive change. risk behaviors  Behaviors that increase susceptibility to negative health outcomes healthy life expectancy  The number of years a newborn can expect to live in full health, based on  current rates of illness and mortality. Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)  Academically trained health educator who has  passed a   national competency examination for prevention and   intervention programming. prevalence  The number of existing cases. incidence  The number of new cases.
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cultural competency  A set of congruent attitudes and policies that come together in a system or  among individuals and enables effective work in cross-cultural situations. Women’s Health Initiative (WHI)  National study of postmenopausal women conducted in  conjunction with the NIH mandate for equal research priorities for women’s health issues. self-efficacy  Belief in one’s ability to perform a task successfully. personal control  Belief that one’s own internal resources allow one to control a situation. belief  Appraisal of the relationship between some object, action, or idea and some attribute of that  object, action, or idea. attitude 
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