DEFINING HEALTH STUDENT COPY

DEFINING HEALTH STUDENT COPY - maintain or enhance health,...

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Defining Health Soci 200 Spring 2007
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Health Typically defined as the absence of disease.
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Individual Variables Influencing Health Age: Gender: Mental Status: Physiological Response Systems: Nutrition: Lifestyle: Environment: Economic status: Past Experience: Safety Awareness: Support People:
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The Sick Role TRANSITION: Stage in which the person first suspects he is ill. Symptom Awareness: Person notices symptoms of illness: fatigue, rash, nausea, pain . . . Confirmation of Illness: Person checks with friends, family, checks internet . . .
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Health/Illness Behaviors Health Behavior: Measures taken to remain well. Illness Behavior: Measures taken to get well. Health behaviors
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Unformatted text preview: maintain or enhance health, prevent health problems, achieve a positive body image Health Lifestyles Independent measures people take: choices and practices. Are changeable unlike gender, age, etc. Include food, exercise, relaxation, personal hygiene, coping with stress, smoking alcohol and drugs and physical exam checkups. Health Lifestyles Health has improved by: Structural area: clean water, good food. Medical area: vaccination, antibiotics Social and environmettntal factors National Health Goals Goals chosen to improve the health of the nation by 2010. Federal money directed toward reducing these areas....
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