Chapter 1: Interdisciplinary View of Health
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)-is a persistent neurological disease with episodes that can last for long
periods of timecaused by damage to the nerve fibres in the body
Chronic IllnessPersistent and lasts over time
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Chapter 5: communication in medical settings
Perceiving and interpreting symptoms
People often dont notice even highly visible external symptoms, such a mole
lesion that may be melanoma
Also the same for internal states. Ex., peoples e
Secondary Intervention- Stopping an illness after it develops- Chapter 8
1. Perceiving symptoms
At home noticing your nose is stuffed up, symptoms begin with physiological
changes in the body
-These changes are detected by sensory receptors (3) are
Immunity & Psycho-neuro-immunology [ch 14, pg 431-439] biopsychosocial
Prologue: Q: Why did we become ill?
More interesting Q: Why do we stay healthy? Our bodies are constantly assaulted by foreign threats:
viruses, molds, fungi, pollen, ba
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Chitra- New Years resolution- we know what we
should do to preserve and maintain our health, we
want to do it. Most common new years resolutions
are losing weight and saving money- lapse
usually a few week into new yea
Identify three ancient cultures that contributed to our current concept of determinants of health.
There were more than three ancient cultures that contributed to our current concept of determinants of
health. They are represented in table 1.1 on page
1. Identify and describe the five classic indicators of health.
Number of deaths (cause specific or general) in a total population for a specific
period. For example, mortality data on the number of deaths due to heart disease
1. Define epidemics and pandemics.
An epidemic is when a disease affects a large number of people within a geographic
area. For example, the Athenian Plague is an epidemic.
Diseases that spread through large geographic regions around the world are calle
1. Accurately define expectancy value theory, social cognitive theory, the theory of planned
behavior, health belief model and the transtheoretical model of behavior change.
Two forces motivate