Functional Status Assessment in Relation to Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine

Part of the Frontiers of Primary Care book series (PRIMARY)


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.”


Life Satisfaction Coping Strategy Social Functioning Preventive Medicine Normal Clinical Practice 
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