Unformatted text preview: trual cycle Reactions to Symptoms: Illness Reactions to Symptoms: Illness Representations Illness Schemas (Illness Representations)
Organized concepts of illness Acquired through the media, personal experience, family and friends. Influence preventive health behaviors and reactions to symptoms. Views on a particular illness include its label and symptoms, perceived causes, timeline, consequences, and controllability. Recognition and Interpretation of Recognition and Interpretation of Symptoms: Cognitive Representations of Illness Most people have three models of illness Acute illness Chronic illness Short in duration, no long term consequences
Long in duration, consequences can be severe Cyclic illness Alternating periods with no symptoms, then many symptoms Recognition and Interpretation of Recognition and Interpretation of Symptoms: Cognitive Representations of Illness Disease Prototypes – organized conceptions of a particular disease Help people organize information about...
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