Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.
Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.
Calamities producing great damage, loss of life, and distress. They include results of natural phenomena and man-made phenomena. Normal conditions of existence are disrupted and the level of impact exceeds the capacity of the hazard-affected community.
Assistance, such as money, food, or shelter, given to the needy, aged, or victims of disaster. It is usually granted on a temporary basis. (From The American Heritage Dictionary, 2d college ed)
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.
A course of study offered by an educational institution.
The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).
Educational programs designed to inform physicians of recent advances in their field.
A method of data collection and a QUALITATIVE RESEARCH tool in which a small group of individuals are brought together and allowed to interact in a discussion of their opinions about topics, issues, or questions.
The use of community resources, individual case work, or group work to promote the adaptive capacities of individuals in relation to their social and economic environments. It includes social service agencies.
An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to substance abuse and mental health. It is commonly referred to by the acronym SAMHSA. On 1 October 1992, the United States Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA) became SAMHSA.
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.
The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a medical school.
The capability to perform acceptably those duties directly related to patient care.
Specialized health care, supportive in nature, provided to a dying person. A holistic approach is often taken, providing patients and their families with legal, financial, emotional, or spiritual counseling in addition to meeting patients' immediate physical needs. Care may be provided in the home, in the hospital, in specialized facilities (HOSPICES), or in specially designated areas of long-term care facilities. The concept also includes bereavement care for the family. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.
Educational programs designed to inform nurses of recent advances in their fields.
The capability to perform the duties of one's profession generally, or to perform a particular professional task, with skill of an acceptable quality.
The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)
Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
Services offered to the library user. They include reference and circulation.
The interactions between members of a community and representatives of the institutions within that community.
Educational programs designed to inform individuals of recent advances in their particular field of interest. They do not lead to any formal advanced standing.
Collaborative process of research involving researchers and community representatives.
Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.
Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).
A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.
A medical specialty concerned with maintaining health and providing medical care to children from birth to adolescence.
A geographic location which has insufficient health resources (manpower and/or facilities) to meet the medical needs of the resident population.
The assessing of academic or educational achievement. It includes all aspects of testing and test construction.
Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.
Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)
Programs of training in medicine and medical specialties offered by hospitals for graduates of medicine to meet the requirements established by accrediting authorities.
Educational programs for medical graduates entering a specialty. They include formal specialty training as well as academic work in the clinical and basic medical sciences, and may lead to board certification or an advanced medical degree.
Organized services to provide information on any questions an individual might have using databases and other sources. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Theoretical models which propose methods of learning or teaching as a basis or adjunct to changes in attitude or behavior. These educational interventions are usually applied in the fields of health and patient education but are not restricted to patient care.
Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.
The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.
The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.
Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.
Management of public health organizations or agencies.
A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
A medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the internal organ systems of adults.
Those physicians who have completed the education requirements specified by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.
Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.
A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.
Care alleviating symptoms without curing the underlying disease. (Stedman, 25th ed)
The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.
The educational process of instructing.
Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)
Assessment of psychological variables by the application of mathematical procedures.
Organized services to provide mental health care.
New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
The status of health in urban populations.
Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.
The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.
Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Evaluation of the nature and extent of nursing problems presented by a patient for the purpose of patient care planning.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
Evaluation of the level of physical, physiological, or mental functioning in the older population group.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
The failure by the observer to measure or identify a phenomenon accurately, which results in an error. Sources for this may be due to the observer's missing an abnormality, or to faulty technique resulting in incorrect test measurement, or to misinterpretation of the data. Two varieties are inter-observer variation (the amount observers vary from one another when reporting on the same material) and intra-observer variation (the amount one observer varies between observations when reporting more than once on the same material).
Evaluation and measurement of nutritional variables in order to assess the level of nutrition or the NUTRITIONAL STATUS of the individual. NUTRITION SURVEYS may be used in making the assessment.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.

Conditions required for a law on active voluntary euthanasia: a survey of nurses' opinions in the Australian Capital Territory. (1/2070)

OBJECTIVES: To ascertain which conditions nurses believe should be in a law allowing active voluntary euthanasia (AVE). DESIGN: Survey questionnaire posted to registered nurses (RNs). SETTING: Australian Capital Territory (ACT) at the end of 1996, when active voluntary euthanasia was legal in the Northern Territory. SURVEY SAMPLE: A random sample of 2,000 RNs, representing 54 per cent of the RN population in the ACT. MAIN MEASURES: Two methods were used to look at nurses' opinions. The first involved four vignettes which varied in terms of critical characteristics of each patient who was requesting help to die. The respondents were asked if the law should be changed to allow any of these requests. There was also a checklist of conditions, most of which have commonly been included in Australian proposed laws on AVE. The respondents chose those which they believed should apply in a law on AVE. RESULTS: The response rate was 61%. Support for a change in the law to allow AVE was 38% for a young man with AIDS, 39% for an elderly man with early stage Alzheimer's disease, 44% for a young woman who had become quadriplegic and 71% for a middle-aged woman with metastases from breast cancer. The conditions most strongly supported in any future AVE law were: "second doctor's opinion", "cooling off period", "unbearable protracted suffering", "patient fully informed about illness and treatment" and "terminally ill". There was only minority support for "not suffering from treatable depression", "administer the fatal dose themselves" and "over a certain age". CONCLUSION: Given the lack of support for some conditions included in proposed AVE laws, there needs to be further debate about the conditions required in any future AVE bills.  (+info)

How physician executives and clinicians perceive ethical issues in Saudi Arabian hospitals. (2/2070)

OBJECTIVES: To compare the perceptions of physician executives and clinicians regarding ethical issues in Saudi Arabian hospitals and the attributes that might lead to the existence of these ethical issues. DESIGN: Self-completion questionnaire administered from February to July 1997. SETTING: Different health regions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. PARTICIPANTS: Random sample of 457 physicians (317 clinicians and 140 physician executives) from several hospitals in various regions across the kingdom. RESULTS: There were statistically significant differences in the perceptions of physician executives and clinicians regarding the existence of various ethical issues in their hospitals. The vast majority of physician executives did not perceive that seven of the eight issues addressed by the study were ethical concerns in their hospitals. However, the majority of the clinicians perceived that six of the same eight issues were ethical considerations in their hospitals. Statistically significant differences in the perceptions of physician executives and clinicians were observed in only three out of eight attributes that might possibly lead to the existence of ethical issues. The most significant attribute that was perceived to result in ethical issues was that of hospitals having a multinational staff. CONCLUSION: The study calls for the formulation of a code of ethics that will address specifically the physicians who work in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As a more immediate initiative, it is recommended that seminars and workshops be conducted to provide physicians with an opportunity to discuss the ethical dilemmas they face in their medical practice.  (+info)

Toward sensitive practice: issues for physical therapists working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse. (3/2070)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The high rates of prevalence of childhood sexual abuse in the United States and Canada suggest that physical therapists work, often unknowingly, with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The purposes of this qualitative study were to explore the reactions of adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse to physical therapy and to listen to their ideas about how practitioners could be more sensitive to their needs. The dynamics and long-term sequelae of childhood sexual abuse, as currently understood by mental health researchers and as described by the participants, are summarized to provide a context for the findings of this study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Twenty-seven female survivors (aged 19-62 years) participated in semistructured interviews in which they described their reactions to physical therapy. RESULTS: Survivors' reactions to physical therapy, termed "long-term sequelae of abuse that detract from feeling safe in physical therapy," are reported. Participant-identified suggestions that could contribute to the sense of safety are shared. CONCLUSIONS AND DISCUSSION: Although the physical therapist cannot change the survivor's history, an appreciation of issues associated with child sexual abuse theoretically can increase clinicians' understanding of survivors' reactions during treatment. We believe that attention by the physical therapist to the client's sense of safety throughout treatment can maximize the benefits of the physical therapy experience for the client who is a survivor.  (+info)

Sexual problems: a study of the prevalence and need for health care in the general population. (4/2070)

BACKGROUND: There has been little research carried out on the prevalence and types of sexual dysfunction in the general population, although the indications are that such problems are relatively common. Most common sexual problems are potentially treatable. However GPs have estimated the prevalence of sexual problems to be far lower than survey estimates. OBJECTIVE: To provide an estimate of the prevalence of sexual problems in the general population, and assess the use of and need for professional help for such problems. METHODS: We used an anonymous postal questionnaire survey. The study was set in four general practices in England*, and the study population was a stratified random sample of the adult general population (n = 4000). The subjects were 789 men and 979 women who responded to the questionnaire. The main outcome measures were the presence and type of current sexual problems in men and women, and the provision and use of treatments for sexual problems. RESULTS: A response rate of 44% was obtained. The median age of the responders was 50 years. A third of men (34%) and two-fifths of women (41 %) reported having a current sexual problem. The most common problems were erectile dysfunction (n = 170) and premature ejaculation (n = 88) in men; in women the most widely reported problems were vaginal dryness (n = 186) and infrequent orgasm (n = 166). In men, the proportion of responders reporting sexual problems increased with age, but there was no similar trend in women. Of those responders who reported a sexual problem, 52% said that they would like to receive professional help for this problem, but only one in ten of these people (n = 50) had received such help. CONCLUSION: Among responders there was a high level of reported sexual problems. The most frequently reported problems (vaginal dryness, erectile problems) may be amenable to physical treatment in practice, and yet few had sought or received help. However, many said that they would like to receive help. These figures suggest that there may be an important burden of potentially reversible sexual problems in the general population.  (+info)

House calls in Lebanon: reflections on personal experience. (5/2070)

BACKGROUND: Home health services play an important role in decreasing hospital admissions and physicians' medical house calls play an integral role in home health services. There is no national survey of physicians' house call practice in the Lebanon. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to provide some information about house call practice in the Lebanon. METHOD: Data on patients examined during house call visits between 1 January and the end of December 1995 were reviewed. RESULTS: During this period, 137 patients were seen at their home. Eighty-four patients (62%) were female and 53 patients (38%) were male. Ages ranged from 1 to 85 years. The number of cases seen in 1 month averaged 11. The diagnosis differed according to the age group of patients examined. Most of the house call visits occurred between 6.30 p.m. to 12.00 p.m. (47%). Fifteen patients (11%) were admitted to the hospital. CONCLUSION: The rate of cases per month was similar to those reported elsewhere. Physicians might feel reluctant to conduct house calls out of hours. Our study revealed that the majority of patients were seen between 6 p.m. and 12 p.m., and only 6% were seen after 12 a.m. It is our belief that house calls are an integral part of family practice and need to be stressed during the internships of all primary care physicians.  (+info)

The promotion of healthy eating: food availability and choice in Scottish island communities. (6/2070)

Communities in rural areas are in receipt of health education messages on healthy eating aimed at the population. These messages are invariably composed without regard to where people reside, and, in particular, to the availability of, and access to, foodstuffs in rural areas. In this paper the authors present data derived from a participative health needs assessment on the topic of food, diet and health. The research was conducted in a number of islands of the Western Isles of Scotland and comprised seven focus groups, 33 semi-structured interviews, one community and one policy workshop, and a final community feedback session. The needs assessment demonstrated a dichotomy between local experiences of food availability, island food cultures and the contents of healthy eating advice. As a result of the research, local people and health care professionals developed a range of activities on the topic of the traditional island diet. People noted the potentially positive elements of this diet for health but also the possibility of promoting social cohesion through the consideration of food and diet histories. In addition, lobbying at a national level was also identified as necessary to the development of a 'healthy food policy'.  (+info)

Noncommunicable disease management in resource-poor settings: a primary care model from rural South Africa. (7/2070)

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy are placing an increasing burden on clinical services in developing countries and innovative strategies are therefore needed to optimize existing services. This article describes the design and implementation of a nurse-led NCD service based on clinical protocols in a resource-poor area of South Africa. Diagnostic and treatment protocols were designed and introduced at all primary care clinics in the district, using only essential drugs and appropriate technology; the convenience of management for the patient was highlighted. The protocols enabled the nurses to control the clinical condition of 68% of patients with hypertension, 82% of those with non-insulin-dependent diabetes, and 84% of those with asthma. The management of NCDs of 79% of patients who came from areas served by village or mobile clinics was transferred from the district hospital to such clinics. Patient-reported adherence to treatment increased from 79% to 87% (P = 0.03) over the 2 years that the service was operating. The use of simple protocols and treatment strategies that were responsive to the local situation enabled the majority of patients to receive convenient and appropriate management of their NCD at their local primary care facility.  (+info)

Mortality among homeless shelter residents in New York City. (8/2070)

OBJECTIVES: This study examined the rates and predictors of mortality among sheltered homeless men and women in New York City. METHODS: Identifying data on a representative sample of shelter residents surveyed in 1987 were matched against national mortality records for 1987 through 1994. Standardized mortality ratios were computed to compare death rates among homeless people with those of the general US and New York City populations. Logistic regression analysis was used to examine predictors of mortality within the homeless sample. RESULTS: Age-adjusted death rates of homeless men and women were 4 times those of the general US population and 2 to 3 times those of the general population of New York City. Among homeless men, prior use of injectable drugs, incarceration, and chronic homelessness increased the likelihood of death. CONCLUSIONS: For homeless shelter users, chronic homelessness itself compounds the high risk of death associated with disease/disability and intravenous drug use. Interventions must address not only the health conditions of the homeless but also the societal conditions that perpetuate homelessness.  (+info)

Neoplasm refers to an abnormal growth of cells that can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Neoplasms can occur in any part of the body and can affect various organs and tissues. The term "neoplasm" is often used interchangeably with "tumor," but while all tumors are neoplasms, not all neoplasms are tumors.

Types of Neoplasms

There are many different types of neoplasms, including:

1. Carcinomas: These are malignant tumors that arise in the epithelial cells lining organs and glands. Examples include breast cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer.
2. Sarcomas: These are malignant tumors that arise in connective tissue, such as bone, cartilage, and fat. Examples include osteosarcoma (bone cancer) and soft tissue sarcoma.
3. Lymphomas: These are cancers of the immune system, specifically affecting the lymph nodes and other lymphoid tissues. Examples include Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
4. Leukemias: These are cancers of the blood and bone marrow that affect the white blood cells. Examples include acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
5. Melanomas: These are malignant tumors that arise in the pigment-producing cells called melanocytes. Examples include skin melanoma and eye melanoma.

Causes and Risk Factors of Neoplasms

The exact causes of neoplasms are not fully understood, but there are several known risk factors that can increase the likelihood of developing a neoplasm. These include:

1. Genetic predisposition: Some people may be born with genetic mutations that increase their risk of developing certain types of neoplasms.
2. Environmental factors: Exposure to certain environmental toxins, such as radiation and certain chemicals, can increase the risk of developing a neoplasm.
3. Infection: Some neoplasms are caused by viruses or bacteria. For example, human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common cause of cervical cancer.
4. Lifestyle factors: Factors such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and a poor diet can increase the risk of developing certain types of neoplasms.
5. Family history: A person's risk of developing a neoplasm may be higher if they have a family history of the condition.

Signs and Symptoms of Neoplasms

The signs and symptoms of neoplasms can vary depending on the type of cancer and where it is located in the body. Some common signs and symptoms include:

1. Unusual lumps or swelling
2. Pain
3. Fatigue
4. Weight loss
5. Change in bowel or bladder habits
6. Unexplained bleeding
7. Coughing up blood
8. Hoarseness or a persistent cough
9. Changes in appetite or digestion
10. Skin changes, such as a new mole or a change in the size or color of an existing mole.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Neoplasms

The diagnosis of a neoplasm usually involves a combination of physical examination, imaging tests (such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans), and biopsy. A biopsy involves removing a small sample of tissue from the suspected tumor and examining it under a microscope for cancer cells.

The treatment of neoplasms depends on the type, size, location, and stage of the cancer, as well as the patient's overall health. Some common treatments include:

1. Surgery: Removing the tumor and surrounding tissue can be an effective way to treat many types of cancer.
2. Chemotherapy: Using drugs to kill cancer cells can be effective for some types of cancer, especially if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
3. Radiation therapy: Using high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells can be effective for some types of cancer, especially if the cancer is located in a specific area of the body.
4. Immunotherapy: Boosting the body's immune system to fight cancer can be an effective treatment for some types of cancer.
5. Targeted therapy: Using drugs or other substances to target specific molecules on cancer cells can be an effective treatment for some types of cancer.

Prevention of Neoplasms

While it is not always possible to prevent neoplasms, there are several steps that can reduce the risk of developing cancer. These include:

1. Avoiding exposure to known carcinogens (such as tobacco smoke and radiation)
2. Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle
3. Getting regular exercise
4. Not smoking or using tobacco products
5. Limiting alcohol consumption
6. Getting vaccinated against certain viruses that are associated with cancer (such as human papillomavirus, or HPV)
7. Participating in screening programs for early detection of cancer (such as mammograms for breast cancer and colonoscopies for colon cancer)
8. Avoiding excessive exposure to sunlight and using protective measures such as sunscreen and hats to prevent skin cancer.

It's important to note that not all cancers can be prevented, and some may be caused by factors that are not yet understood or cannot be controlled. However, by taking these steps, individuals can reduce their risk of developing cancer and improve their overall health and well-being.

The burden of chronic diseases is significant, with over 70% of deaths worldwide attributed to them, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition to the physical and emotional toll they take on individuals and their families, chronic diseases also pose a significant economic burden, accounting for a large proportion of healthcare expenditure.

In this article, we will explore the definition and impact of chronic diseases, as well as strategies for managing and living with them. We will also discuss the importance of early detection and prevention, as well as the role of healthcare providers in addressing the needs of individuals with chronic diseases.

What is a Chronic Disease?

A chronic disease is a condition that lasts for an extended period of time, often affecting daily life and activities. Unlike acute diseases, which have a specific beginning and end, chronic diseases are long-term and persistent. Examples of chronic diseases include:

1. Diabetes
2. Heart disease
3. Arthritis
4. Asthma
5. Cancer
6. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
7. Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
8. Hypertension
9. Osteoporosis
10. Stroke

Impact of Chronic Diseases

The burden of chronic diseases is significant, with over 70% of deaths worldwide attributed to them, according to the WHO. In addition to the physical and emotional toll they take on individuals and their families, chronic diseases also pose a significant economic burden, accounting for a large proportion of healthcare expenditure.

Chronic diseases can also have a significant impact on an individual's quality of life, limiting their ability to participate in activities they enjoy and affecting their relationships with family and friends. Moreover, the financial burden of chronic diseases can lead to poverty and reduce economic productivity, thus having a broader societal impact.

Addressing Chronic Diseases

Given the significant burden of chronic diseases, it is essential that we address them effectively. This requires a multi-faceted approach that includes:

1. Lifestyle modifications: Encouraging healthy behaviors such as regular physical activity, a balanced diet, and smoking cessation can help prevent and manage chronic diseases.
2. Early detection and diagnosis: Identifying risk factors and detecting diseases early can help prevent or delay their progression.
3. Medication management: Effective medication management is crucial for controlling symptoms and slowing disease progression.
4. Multi-disciplinary care: Collaboration between healthcare providers, patients, and families is essential for managing chronic diseases.
5. Health promotion and disease prevention: Educating individuals about the risks of chronic diseases and promoting healthy behaviors can help prevent their onset.
6. Addressing social determinants of health: Social determinants such as poverty, education, and employment can have a significant impact on health outcomes. Addressing these factors is essential for reducing health disparities and improving overall health.
7. Investing in healthcare infrastructure: Investing in healthcare infrastructure, technology, and research is necessary to improve disease detection, diagnosis, and treatment.
8. Encouraging policy change: Policy changes can help create supportive environments for healthy behaviors and reduce the burden of chronic diseases.
9. Increasing public awareness: Raising public awareness about the risks and consequences of chronic diseases can help individuals make informed decisions about their health.
10. Providing support for caregivers: Chronic diseases can have a significant impact on family members and caregivers, so providing them with support is essential for improving overall health outcomes.


Chronic diseases are a major public health burden that affect millions of people worldwide. Addressing these diseases requires a multi-faceted approach that includes lifestyle changes, addressing social determinants of health, investing in healthcare infrastructure, encouraging policy change, increasing public awareness, and providing support for caregivers. By taking a comprehensive approach to chronic disease prevention and management, we can improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities worldwide.

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Summative and formative assessment are often referred to in a learning context as assessment of learning and assessment for ... These assessments are not graded. Formative assessment - Formative assessment is generally carried out throughout a course or ... Self-assessment is a form of diagnostic assessment which involves students assessing themselves. Forward-looking assessment ... A common form of formative assessment is diagnostic assessment. Diagnostic assessment measures a student's current knowledge ...
Consumer leadership assessment is an assessment of the frequency with which community members use or are likely to use an ... Community needs assessment I - This type of needs assessment seeks to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses within a community ... Community needs assessment III - This final type of needs assessment is based within an organization which either serves the ... An individual assessment provides information on which employees need training and what kind. A community needs assessment is a ...
... is the practice of analysing movement performance during functional tasks to determine the kinematics of ... The LESS is a valid and reliable tool for the biomechanical assessment of the jump landing technique. The LESS involves the ... 2011;39(4):866-73 Bailey R, Selfie J, Richards J. "The single leg squat test in the assessment of musculoskeletal function: A ... "The landing error scoring system (LESS) is a valid and reliable clinical assessment tool of jump-landing biomechanics:The Jump- ...
... is a kind of interactive assessment used in education and the helping professions. Dynamic assessment is a ... Dynamic assessment is an interactive approach to psychological or psychoeducational assessment that embeds intervention within ... A dynamic assessment would place the children in three different categories: those who cannot solve the problem, those who can ... ZAD/mastery) Traditional assessment would identify the last child as solving the problem correctly, while the children with ...
A mouth assessment is performed as part of a patient's health assessment. The mouth is the beginning of the digestive system ... Before an assessment of the mouth, patient is sometimes advised to remove any dentures. The assessment begins with a dental- ... Assessment of the ventral (bottom) surface of the tongue is done by having the patient touch the tip of their tongue against ... The patient tilts their head back and opens their mouth for the hard-palate assessment. Visual inspection with a penlight shows ...
... is a psychological assessment procedure which aims to help people gain insight and apply this new ... The Therapeutic Assessment Institute (TAI) offers three levels of training for clinicians interested in Therapeutic Assessment ... Traditional, information-gathering assessment is sometimes viewed as the phase before treatment, whereas therapeutic assessment ... Results of research on therapeutic assessment show that subjects who received therapeutic assessment as opposed to controls ( ...
... Matters Authentic Assessment Toolbox What is Authentic Assessment Authentic Assessment blog Internet ... "Traditional Assessment vs. Authentic Assessment" (PDF). Jon Mueller's Authentic Assessment Toolbox. Retrieved 18 ... Authentic assessment is an example of "backwards design" because the curriculum follows from the assessment. One case study was ... Concept inventory - Knowledge assessment tool Criterion-referenced test - Criterion-referenced test Educational assessment - ...
There is risk assessment done as part of the diving project planning, on site risk assessment which takes into account the ... Biostatistical methods: the assessment of relative risks. Lerche I, Glaesser W (2006). Environmental risk assessment : ... HM Fire Services Inspectorate has defined dynamic risk assessment (DRA) as: The continuous assessment of risk in the rapidly ... Lackey R (1997). "If ecological risk assessment is the answer, what is the question". Human and Ecological Risk Assessment. 3 ( ...
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For example, self-assessment may mean that in the short-term self-assessment may cause harm to a person's self-concept through ... Self-assessment is found a lot of the time to be associated with self-enhancement as the two motives seem to contradict each ... Though self-assessment is one of the self-evaluation motives it could be suggested that it may not be the most popular one. ... Self-assessment is a difficult motive to assess, as discovered by Sedikides but it is important to self-evaluation as it means ...
... is a method for making impact assessments where anyone can participate and contribute. Most open assessments ... Opasnet Health impact assessment Risk assessment Environmental health Jouni T. Tuomisto, Mikko Pohjola: Open Risk Assessment - ... Impact assessment, Probability assessment, Risk management, Open government, All stub articles, Science stubs). ... The open assessment method has been developed in the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL, Finnish: Terveyden ja ...
The same test may also be used for the post-assessment. Pre-assessment also helps the teacher learn student's interests and ... They can be used with formative and summative assessments not just pre-assessment. Once the teacher has decided on the next ... The student had increased their average score 11% from the pre-assessment to post. In pre-assessment they were given a ... Rice, L. (2013). Pre-Assessment. In Common sense assessment in the classroom (pp. 25-46). Huntington Beach, CA: Shell Education ...
Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna Institute for Technology Assessment and ... Scientific Technology Options Assessment (STOA), European Parliament European Technology Assessment Group for STOA Institute ... United Nations Workshop on Technology Assessment for Developing Countries. Hosted by the Office of Technology Assessment. ... Banta, David (Summer 2019). "What is technology assessment?". International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. ...
"My Assessment Centre". Graduate Assessment What to expect at your assessment centre: A step-by-step guide hrmaster (2000), " ... The assessment centre method provides a sort of wide-ranging, multidimensional assessment that has a strong record of both ... In recent years companies have been set up to support assessment centre coaching. Assessment centre is not just a building for ... "What is an Assessment Centre?", Assessment and development centres, Gower Publishing, ISBN 978-0-566-08599-4 Deborah E. Rupp, ...
... is a "qualitative or quantitative assessment of the actual or potential effects of a hazardous waste site ... Such assessments, in conjunction with contamination and human health risk assessments, help to evaluate the environmental ... "Ecological assessment of the environmental impacts of the kerosene burning in jet turbines and its improvement assessment", ... As a result, assessment methods applied by both consultants and regulatory agencies range from qualitative approaches, such as ...
... authentic assessment integrative assessment holistic assessment In education, "alternative assessment" is in direct contrast to ... Initially, alternative assessments are typically formative. Portfolio assessments compile multiple alternative assessments ... Portfolio Assessment as Alternative Assessment: Portfolios can be organized by developmental category, content area, or by ... Alternative assessments are used to encourage student involvement in their assessment, their interaction with other students, ...
The main concern with the self-report assessment is whether biases may influence the credibility of the results. In this mode, ... Ambulatory assessment (AA) is computer-assisted methodology for self-reports, behavior records or psychological measurements, ... Forms of Ambulatory assessment observational method are Electronically Activated Recorder (EAR), Global Positioning System (GPS ... In the early ambulatory assessment, personal digital assistants and interactive voice response systems were used. They have now ...
... is the first step in the nursing process. A section of the nursing assessment may be delegated to certified ... However, assessment for pain is still very important. Assessment of a patient's experience of pain is a crucial component in ... An assessment format may already be in place to be used at specific facilities and in specific circumstances. Before assessment ... In the focused assessment, the major complaint is assessed. The nurse may employ the use of acronyms performing the assessment ...
... has been separated by authors from physical assessment to include the focus on health occurring on a ... Evidence does not support routine health assessments in otherwise healthy people. Health assessment is the evaluation of the ... A health assessment is a plan of care that identifies the specific needs of a person and how those needs will be addressed by ... Health assessment is the evaluation of the health status by performing a physical exam after taking a health history. It is ...
Washington, D.C. Weiner, Wendy F. "Establishing a culture of assessment: fifteen elements of assessment success". American ... Assessment culture is a subset of organizational culture defined by the values, beliefs, and assumptions held by its members. ... The culture of assessment has been measured by scholars of perceptions among faculty to determine motivations, sense of support ... Assessment culture may be revealed behaviorally through factors such as: celebration of successes, comprehensive program review ...
... , as used in the context of software systems design, is the science of determining the circumstances under ...
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  • 2023)‎. Leprosy programme and transmission assessment. (
  • GKIDS is an ongoing, performance based assessment, designed to assist teachers in planning instruction throughout the school year, and to serve as one measure of a student's readiness for first grade. (
  • This online application documents the overall workflow of developing an assessment, from literature search and systematic review, to data extraction (human epidemiology, animal bioassay, and in vitro assay), dose-response analysis, and finally evidence synthesis and visualization. (
  • o Shift assessment: When individuals are hospitalized, nurses conduct assessment each shift. (
  • Researchers and regulatory agencies around the world conduct assessments to determine the potential for chemicals and other pollutants to pose a risk to human health and the environment. (
  • Complete the B Impact Assessment by answering a series of questions about your company's practices and outputs across five categories: governance, workers, community, the environment, and customers. (
  • Evaluate your performance compared to the thousands of other businesses that have taken the B Impact Assessment. (
  • Use the B Impact Assessment platform to identify, track, and learn about improvement opportunities and best practices over time. (
  • You can also visit the B Corp Directory to download B Impact Assessment reports from Certified B Corporations. (
  • A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a process to evaluate the potential positive and negative public health effects of a plan, project, or policy before it is approved, built, or implemented. (
  • Established in 2008, the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) assists institutions and others in discovering and adopting promising practices in the assessment of college student learning outcomes. (
  • For a comprehensive list of online assessment resources, please consult North Carolina State University's Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment . (
  • Students in grade 3 through 8 will take an end-of-grade (EOG) assessment in the content areas of languages arts, mathematics, science and social studies in April. (
  • A content management system for health assessments. (
  • HAWC is a modular, content management system designed to store, display, and synthesize multiple data sources for the purpose of supporting the development of human health and environmental assessments of pollutants. (
  • The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is a comprehensive assessment program spanning grades 3 through high school. (
  • ACTFL offers K12 assessment for grades 3-12 across hundreds of school districts in 47 states and the District of Columbia. (
  • Hear why an Executive MBA student recommends taking the Executive Assessment. (
  • If your provider recommends other assessments, he or she will let you know what to expect. (
  • Powered by the industry's leading researchers and incident responders, the Threat Hunting Assessment provides a point in time inspection of your environment, leveraging elite cyber threat intelligence, advanced security analytics and proprietary hunting technologies, as well as decades of combined experience countering targeted adversary tradecraft. (
  • assessment is an organized systematic assessment of human body which involves the use of one's senses to determine the general physical and mental conditions of the body by collecting both subjective and objective data. (
  • The intention is to provide prospective students with an indication of the assessment involved in a subject, as do most Australian University websites. (
  • Schools rely on the Executive Assessment to gain insights into your real-world business skills. (
  • Customer insights gained from these assessments allow you to support them to better deploy, adopt, consume, and gain long-term business value from their Microsoft cloud investments and services, while uncovering additional licensing and service related opportunities for your organization. (
  • Health Assessment part - 1 By:- Mrs. Babitha K Devu Asstt. (
  • A complete health assessment involves a nursing history and behavioural and physical examination. (
  • Continuity in health care improves when you make ongoing, objective, and comprehensive assessment. (
  • An accurate and timely health assessment provides foundation for nursing care & intervention. (
  • The health assessment process should include data collection, documentation and evaluation of the client's health status. (
  • TYPES OF HEALTH ASSESSMENT The type of health assessment dependents on several factors like context of care, the patient's needs and the nurse's experience. (
  • assessment: This type of assessment is usually done when a patient is following up with a health care provider for previously identified problem. (
  • The health assessment is an interactive and iterative process. (
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed the Environmental Health Assessment Form for Disaster Shelters to assist environmental health practitioners in conducting a rapid assessment of shelter conditions during emergencies and disasters. (
  • The tool is an assessment form that covers 10 general areas of environmental health, ranging from basic food safety and water quality to pet (companion animal) wellness, and allows for the documentation of immediate needs in shelters. (
  • For those interested in an Epi Info or Survey123 version of the Environmental Health Assessment Form for Disaster Shelters, please contact [email protected] . (
  • If the assessment shows you are at an increased risk, your health care provider and/or caregiver may recommend strategies to prevent falls and reduce the chance of injury. (
  • These assessments typically consist of a critical review of available studies, identification of health and environmental effects, and characterization of exposure-response relationships and uncertainties in the data. (
  • HAWC aims to facilitate team collaboration by scientists who develop these assessments and enhance transparency of the assessment process by providing online access to the data and expert decisions used to evaluate the potential human health and environmental hazard and risk of chemical exposures. (
  • Somer Franklin, Associate Vice President for Academic Planning and Assessment, serves as SHSUs Accreditation Liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). (
  • Microsoft Solution Assessments are a set of industry standard best practices that incorporate proven strategies for managing and optimizing an organization's IT assets. (
  • ACTFL assessments are used worldwide by academic institutions, government agencies and private corporations for purposes such as: academic placement, student assessment, program evaluation, professional certification, hiring, and promotional qualification. (
  • Postsecondary Assessments may be used or recognized for academic placement, college credit, teacher licensure, program evaluation, and more. (
  • Learn why she chose an Executive MBA program and how the Executive Assessment helped her prepare. (
  • Why should my facility apply to be part of the Process Safety Site Assessment Program? (
  • The Solution Assessments Program will be supporting the Dynamics Migration Program (DMP) by providing customers with discovery and analysis of their deployed AX and delivering a migration plan to D365. (
  • The Solution Assessment Incentive Program is a global incentive program designed to help you build sustainable businesses by utilizing Solution Assessments based on a defined scope of work. (
  • As a computer delivered, the OPIc assessment emulates the 'live' OPI, but delivery of prompts is through a carefully designed computer program, and via a virtual avatar. (
  • From mid-July 2019, the Item Number, Title and Value of assessment tasks will be publicly available via the Charles Sturt Handbook . (
  • It is acknowledged that assessment tasks vary from session to session and therefore it is made very clear to prospective students that the Handbook section is a guide only. (
  • NEW YORK (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Council for Aid to Education, Inc. (CAE), a leader in designing innovative performance tasks for measurement and instruction of higher order skills, today announced the immediate availability of its College and Career Readiness Assessment (CCRA+) through a non-exclusive partnership with Pearson [FTSE: PSON.L], the world's leading learning company. (
  • A set of tasks, known as fall assessment tools. (
  • The assessment includes performing a series of tasks called fall assessment tools. (
  • Charity assessment is the process of analysis of the goodness of a non-profit organization in financial terms. (
  • Business programs around the globe leverage the Executive Assessment as part of their admissions process to identify talented candidates who are ready for their graduate business programs. (
  • While performing each step in the physical assessment process, you need to inform the patient of what to expect, where to expect it, and how it will feel. (
  • Using independent and credible third-party teams of process safety expert assessors, PSSAP offers sites a unique opportunity for each facility to engage directly with PSSAP's assessors during an assessment, whom average 40 years of industry experience. (
  • As the ageing process continues, dis- hensive assessment was performed by the eases and impairment become common. (
  • Designed to evaluate the skills you have acquired during your career, the average prep time for the assessment is 30 hours. (
  • Will I need to do anything to prepare for a fall risk assessment? (
  • AAC&U develops and advances assessment practices that deepen, integrate, and demonstrate student learning, through advocacy of learning-centered assessment policies, support for campus work to develop meaningful assessment approaches, and experimentation with common e-portfolio frameworks. (
  • Our assessments, publications and research spread knowledge, spark enquiry and aid understanding around the world. (
  • Educators want-and need-to feel confident in the programs they are using to support their instruction and, in turn, student achievement," said Dr. Kristen Huff, vice president of assessment and research at Curriculum Associates. (
  • The National Council on Measurement in Education's (NCME) annual meeting has always offered an opportunity to learn about innovative research and new trends in student assessment. (
  • You don't need any special preparations for a fall risk assessment. (
  • Credly digital badges are issued for completed ACTFL Assessments that can shared with academic institutions, across social media platforms, in digital signatures, and embedded in a resume to provide evidence of language ability. (
  • Designed for teacher candidates seeking a generalist elementary school license, the CKT assessment measures candidates' understanding of Elementary Education subject matter and their ability to use that knowledge. (
  • It underscores the need for education and well-trained threat assessment teams in schools to intervene and prevent potential acts of violence. (
  • Pursue your graduate business degree with confidence and learn more about the Executive Assessment. (
  • Learn more about the benefits of the CKT assessment, review the test at a glance and see sample questions. (
  • Go for comprehensive assessment. (
  • o Comprehensive assessment: This involves a detailed history or physical examination performed at the onset of care in a primary care setting or an admission to a hospital or long term carte facility. (
  • The study demonstrated that students who used i-Ready Personalized Instruction gained significantly more points on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) in English Language Arts and Mathematics than those who did not use i-Ready Personalized Instruction . (
  • This vaccine assessment tool applies to adults 19 years or older. (
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Geriatric Society recommend yearly fall assessment screening for all adults 65 years of age and older. (
  • NILOA's primary objective is to discover and disseminate ways that academic programs and institutions can productively use assessment data internally to inform and strengthen undergraduate education, and externally to communicate with policy makers, families and other stakeholders. (
  • CAE is proud to partner with Pearson to help schools and districts access our assessment tools to support student growth," said Bob Yayac, president and CEO, CAE. (
  • This is a norm-referenced assessment that measures student achievement in comparison to other students nationwide. (
  • The ACTFL Test of English Proficiency (TEP) is an, English language proficiency assessment that brings together three of ACTFL's internationally recognized assessments (L&Rcat™, OPIc™, WPT™) to provide a valid and reliable measure of language proficiency in listening, reading, speaking and writing. (
  • To meet an urgent need, our services are expanding globally, with a focus on conformity assessment services in the MENA region as well as Oceania, where we opened a new office location in 2022. (
  • Our conformity assessment solutions and services will continue to expand in the years ahead. (
  • Designed for experienced leaders, the assessment measures higher-order reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. (
  • Take the Executive Assessment where you feel most comfortable and confident - at a test center or online. (
  • Middle school students who are enrolled in one or more of these courses will also take the end-of-course assessment. (
  • Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, these assessments will serve as the final exam for the course and will count as 20% of the student's final grade. (
  • The continued expansion of our conformity assessment business further solidifies the International Code Council as a single-source solution for manufacturers, code officials, designers, engineers, specifiers and the global building community at large. (
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  • Use our Educator Resources to guide your curriculum, instruction, and assessment. (
  • Text provided in blue and in the footnotes is indicative and aims to highlight aspects that need to be taken into account during the assessment. (
  • Part-time, Full-time, Hybrid, and EMBA programs around the world use the Executive Assessment as an acceptance assessment. (
  • Includes Executive Assessment practice questions and full answer explanations. (
  • Over the last decade, CCSD has developed an internal online assessment platform (CTLS Assess) designed to identify what students know. (
  • Before buying real estate property, be aware that non-ad valorem assessments may have a significant impact on your property tax bill. (
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