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distress

 [dĭ-stres´]
physical or mental anguish or suffering.
respiratory distress see adult respiratory distress syndrome and respiratory distress syndrome of newborn.
risk for spiritual distress a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as being at risk for an altered state of harmonious connectedness with all of life and the universe in which dimensions that transcend and empower the self may be disrupted.
spiritual distress
1. discomfort related to religious, intellectual, or cultural concerns.
2. a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as disruption in the life principle that pervades a person's entire being and that integrates and transcends his or her biological and psychosocial nature. The person experiencing spiritual distress may express concern with the meaning of life and death, question the meaning of suffering or of his or her own existence, verbalize inner conflict about beliefs, express anger toward God or other Supreme Being (however defined), or actively seek spiritual assistance.

dis·tress

(dis-tres'),
Mental or physical suffering or anguish.
[L. distringo, to draw asunder]

distress

(dĭ-strĕs′)
n.
1. Anxiety or mental suffering.
2. Bodily dysfunction or discomfort caused by disease or injury.

dis·tress′ adj.

dis·tress

(dis-tres')
Mental or physical suffering or anguish.
[L. distringo, to draw asunder]
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If the violator is the cause or part of the ship that caused the distress at sea, he said the fine shall be not less than P10 million but not more than P20 million.
If the violator is the cause or part of the ship that caused the distress at sea, the fine shall be not less than PHP10 million but not more than PHP20 million.
The study showed that psychological distress alone did not facilitate a relationship between lower SES and BMI.
Kelly (1998) demonstrates the transition from competence to independence, showing that new graduate levels of moral distress increase when the time pressure of completing tasks left "no time to be caring" (p.
A substantial literature highlights that psychological well-being enables a person to enjoy life, keep balance in daily activities and sustain psychological flexibility.10 Unfortunately, diabetic patients suffer from distress and psychological upheavals like depression.11 Co-morbidity of diabetes distress and psychological well-being is also evident among patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus.12 Various psychological disorders such as; eating disorder,13 adjustment disorder, depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder14 and depression and anxiety15 have been reported by diabetic patients.
Keywords: Diabetes distress, Emotional burden, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, Adherence to medical therapy, Glycaemic control.
First, we find that the distress anomaly only appears to exist in developed countries (with a magnitude comparable to that reported in the United States), but not in emerging markets.
Overall we contribute to the existing bankruptcy literature by showing that competitive effects of bankruptcy arise from the event of rival filing, and not necessarily due to the distress of the rival filing firms.
"Psychological distress has a strong, dose-dependent, positive association with MI and stroke in men and women, despite adjustment for a wide range of confounders," the authors write.
The researchers categorised psychological distress as low, medium and high/ very high using a standard psychological distress scale which asks people to self-assess the level.
Alongside Kyle McLachlan, at the University of Edinburgh in the U.K., Prof Gale conducted a study investigating whether exposure to low and moderate psychological distress - which includes symptoms of anxiety and depression - could increase the risk of developing a chronic disease.
"Our findings show even low levels of distress, below the level usually considered clinically significant, appear to increase the risk of developing a chronic disease.