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In probability theory and statistics, the true mean or average (of a sample distribution).


Etymology: L, exspectare, to wait for
1 (in nursing) anticipation by the staff of a patient's behavior that is based on a knowledge and understanding of the person's abilities and problems.
2 anticipation of the performance of the nursing staff in defined roles, as role expectation.

Patient discussion about expectation

Q. What to expect from a Parkinson's patient? My 70 year old father has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. What will he be like from now on, what to expect?

A. Some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease are:
• Trembling of hands, arms, legs, jaw and face
• Stiffness of the arms, legs and trunk
• Slowness of movement
• Poor balance and coordination
The symptoms usually get worse with time and then people with the disease may have trouble walking, talking or doing simple tasks.

Q. Curious as to what to expect with menopause

A. Menopause symptoms are caused due to rapid decline in hormonal levels- especially estrogen. You should expect to experience a variety of symptoms, that may be unpleasant such as hot flashes, palpitations, night sweats, vaginal atrophy (drying), skin drying, slight decrease in sexual drive, mood changes, urgency in urination and more. Not all women have these symptoms, and usually woman don't have all the symptoms.

Q. What kind of health complications I should expect if I have Psoriasis? i recently was diagnosed with Plaque Psoriasis- will it affect other organs in my body? Are there any complications I should worry about?

A. Patients suffering from psoriasis may also suffer from arthritis of various type, and also accelerated atherosclerosis (i.e. heart diseases). However, I don't think that the approach should what should you worry about, but rather you may consult your doctor to see what you can do to control the disease and maybe feel better about it.

Take care,

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Such an expectative behavior about the time of an event occurrence required several ethological and physiological abilities: estimating the time running, knowing the environment and the place where food should be present, being prevalent, having memory, and being able to act anticipatively.
Thus, we make a table consisting of 11 levels in a manner the expectative frequency in which equals in each level as [e.
Reassessment of expectative as a comparison standard in measuring service quality: Implications for future research.
Le sujet souffre de la relation, s en plaint, mais ne trouve pas d issue autre que l expectative illusoire qu un evenement surviendra un jour et reglera le probleme.
Toutefois, lorsque l'on constate, contre toute expectative, une penetration du vodou dans le secteur de la biomedecine, cette penetration est moins evidente a expliquer : on croit en effet ce secteur et ses therapeutes impermeables a des pratiques et a des savoirs tres eloignes des leurs.
In the case of mobile games, Jupiter Research data (2005a) shows a market expectative for 2008 of 141 million euros, being the third mobile content market, after ring tones and logos.
It's a less aggressive kind of tumor and a conservative surgery exeresis allows a better quality and expectative of life.
La tendencia en lectores apticos, en opinion de Carlos Rodriguez, gerente en Mexico de LiteON, permanecera en el CD-Room, al igual que el comba, tambien el DVD y la probabilidad de entrar a la guesa con Serie SAIA a travels de interfaces que migraran a esta "Se vistumbra una expectative fuerte en los proximos seis mese," pronostico.
Ce qui consiste a mal parler de la Ville-- De la Ville bien entendu sinon j'interrompais, a l'etat actuel, en expectative, ayant le tort de pretendre, tout de meme, fonctionner, a cause du tourbillon de vie lancee, nonobstant le default de sociales bases et d'un couronnement par l'art.
On the other hand, in relation to expectative, and using the data obtained in the survey, it is possible to conclude that the Colombian sample surveyed considers that the most desired interaction system with the public administration is "Via WEB -email-Internet".
Pero el PRD y sus coordinadores parlamentarios prefieren mantenerse a la expectative .