Functional Status Assessment in Relation to Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
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There is now an understanding that health involves more than the absence of disease and that measuring health includes a much wider spectrum of considerations than morbidity alone. This is reflected in the headings of the main chapters of a recent book, Measuring Health: A Guide to Rating Scales and Questionnaires (1): “Functional Disability and Handicap,” “Psychological Well-Being,” “Social Health,” Quality of Life and Life Satisfaction,” Pain Measurements,” and “General Health Measurements.”
KeywordsLife Satisfaction Coping Strategy Social Functioning Preventive Medicine Normal Clinical Practice
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