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In psychology, any object or objective that an organism seeks to attain or achieve.
[M.E. gol]


Etymology: ME, gol, limit
the purpose toward which an endeavor is directed, such as the outcome of diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational management of a patient's health problem.


The desired outcome of actions to alter status or behavior.
See: nursing goal

Patient discussion about goal

Q. Weight Loss Goals I like to loose weight. I often get more advise abut goals to achieve it. What Weight Loss Goals are best?

A. the best goals are the ones you can manage yourself by having pleasure to do so. there is nothing wrong or better as long you feed as natural as possible. biological food with as less as possible artificial ingredients. learn about sugar:
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Q. What are the main goals of treatment in children with autism? I want to know what are the main goals to achieve in treating a child with autism, and how long it takes for results.

A. The main purpose of treating autism are to assist the child and the family in relieving the child’s autism's core symptoms of social and communication impairments. This is done by long and intensive therapy, by a multidisciplinary staff of caregivers. The progression is usually slow, however most children do show improvement in these greatly affecting fields of daily life.

Q. Are there any goals set for fitness training depending on the person’s health and age? I am a guy who satisfies others’ needs without any selfish motive. But I worry whether I am able to satisfy my girlfriend’s wish. She wants me to develop my body by going to a gym. Spurred on by my romantic frame of mind, I joined a gym last month and soon I was admitted in hospital. Doctors said that I didn’t follow the right procedure or could have not taken right guidance from a fitness trainer. I doubt my fitness trainer or the procedure that he used to guide me was right or wrong. Now please let me know that before you enroll in a gym what are the things that the fitness trainer will suggest and are the exercises tailor-made for each person? Are there any goals set for fitness training depending on the person’s health and age? Can I satisfy my girl-friend’s wish finally?

A. I too think so... It depends on the club and how competent/capable the trainer is. Most of the trainers will execute an initial testing to determine body fat, flexibility, blood pressure, etc. You will be asked your goals – the greater the strength, the more endurance, etc. Some will recommend specific exercise if you request them. Most of the trainers at gyms will suggest exercises after you join, so you need to ask questions before you join to determine what will and can be done. Other members can also be asked how they have been guided. Stop by at the gym several times before you join to see how crowded they are, if the equipment would be made available to you when you need it and if it is kept clean and hygienic. There are no set standards, so the person involved should be aware and informed. Do not strain yourself too much. All the best in your life!

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In the present study were tracked, analyzed and recorded in order to establish an optimal level of efficiency the following throwing procedures at the goal: throwing at the goal by plunge, bounce, near the hip, from support, from running (I.
The present study was designed to contribute to the goal setting and motivation literatures because research has not examined the perceptions of students in regards to the student-led conference format in improving student learning and motivating them to achieve their own learning goals.
The defender should also "encourage" the player with the ball to move to the flank, away from the goal.
If the patient's desired goals or results are not clinically achievable or the costs are unacceptable to the patient, the physician must then determine what alternative goals and results are achievable and the human and economic costs of these.
To do so, the process of setting financial and operational goals must strike the right balance between short-term stretch and long-term sustainability.
Teaching staff to incorporate cooperative goal setting aimed at enhancing camper emotional safety can be a natural part of annual precamp trainings through a technique called parallel process.
Active--The goal has a clear action that you need to take.
A performance management system is designed so that goals are aligned with your organization's strategy and annual objectives.
For instance, a high school student may have high global hope and high academic domain-specific hope, but perceive that he or she is unable to generate pathways and agency toward the goal of earning an `A' in a mathematics course.
Participants were asked to choose which one of the 10 factors was most important to them in determining their long-term career goal.
If you are new to racing, you might set running your first 10K as your goal.