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Bio&Psycho Chap 10

Chronic Illness and Disability

chronic conditions: medical or health problems with associated symptoms or disabilities that require long-term management (3 months or longer)
disability: restriction or lack of ability to perform an activity in a normal manner; the consequences of impairment in terms of an individual’s functional performance and activity. Disabilities represent (eg, bathing, dressing, communication, walking, grooming)
impairment: loss or abnormality of psychological, physiologic, or anatomic structure or function at the organ level (eg, dysphagia, hemiparesis); an abnormality of body structure, appearance, and organ or system function resulting from any cause
secondary conditions or disorders: any physical, mental, or social disorders resulting directly or indirectly from an initial disabling condition; a condition to which a person with a disability is more susceptible because of having a primary disabling condition
Created by: jhrobins99