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promotion

 [pro-mo´shun]
encouragement or enhancement.
attachment promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitation of the development of the parent-infant relationship.
body mechanics promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating the use of posture and movement in daily activities to prevent fatigue and musculoskeletal strain or injury.
cerebral perfusion promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the promotion of adequate perfusion and limitation of complications for a patient experiencing or at risk for inadequate cerebral perfusion. See also cerebral infarction.
exercise promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitation of regular physical exercise to maintain or advance to a higher level of fitness and health.
exercise promotion: strength training in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating regular resistive muscle training to maintain or increase muscle strength.
exercise promotion: stretching in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitation of systematic slow-stretch-hold muscle exercises to induce relaxation, to prepare muscles/joints for more vigorous exercise, or to increase or maintain body flexibility.
family integrity promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the promotion of family cohesion and unity.
family integrity promotion: childbearing family in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitation of the growth of individuals or families who are adding an infant to the family unit.
family involvement promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating family participation in the emotional and physical care of the patient.
health promotion programs designed to inform the public about health risks and methods to prevent or reduce them; the programs are often targeted at specific populations. Where the risk cannot be eliminated, health promotion programs may focus on improving or maintaining the affected person's quality of life.
health promotion (omaha) in the omaha system, a problem modifier that appears at the third level of the problem classification scheme, defined as client interest in increasing knowledge, behavior, and health expectations as well as developing resources that maintain or enhance well-being in the absence of risk factors, signs, or symptoms.
normalization promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting parents and other family members of children with chronic illnesses or disabilities in providing normal life experiences for their children and families.
oral health promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of oral hygiene and dental care for a patient with normal oral and dental health.
parenting promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing parenting information, support and coordination of comprehensive services to high-risk families.
resiliency promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting individuals, families, and communities in development, use, and strengthening of protective factors to be used in coping with environmental and societal stressors.
vehicle safety promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting individuals, families, and communities to increase awareness of measures to reduce unintentional injuries in motorized and non-motorized vehicles.

health pro·mo·tion

according to the World Health Organization, the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health; it involves the population as a whole in the context of their everyday lives, rather than focusing on people at risk for specific diseases and is directed toward action on the determinants or causes of health.

health promotion

Any activity that seeks to improve a person’s or population’s health by providing information about, and increasing awareness of, at-risk behaviours associated with various diseases, with the intent of reducing those behaviours. Health-promoting behaviours include smoking cessation, avoidance of substances of abuse, use of safety belt in car, moderate or non-consumption of alcohol, reduced consumption of saturated fats and engaging in daily exercise. In the US, health promotion has been successful in reducing cardiovascular and tobacco-related disease.

health promotion

Health advocacy Public health Any activity that seeks to improve a person's or population's health by providing information about and ↑ awareness of 'at risk' behaviors associated with various conditions, and ↓ those behaviors. See Health, Ottawa charter.

health pro·mo·tion

(helth prŏ-mō'shŭn)
Providing clients with information to enhance health and prevent disease. Lifestyles that influence good health are encouraged.
See also: primary preventive nursing

health pro·mo·tion

(helth prŏ-mō'shŭn)
Providing patients and clients with information to enhance health and prevent disease.

Patient discussion about health promotion

Q. I am interested in social service. So what can I do to promote a healthy pregnancy?

A. Hi friend, once you're pregnant, a regular checkup is the key. Your health professional might want to monitor your baby's growth and watch for problems that can only be detected by checking your blood pressure, urine, and blood regularly. Anything you do that harms your body harms your fetus. Take special care: To avoid: tobacco smoking, alcohol, drugs, chemicals, radiation (as from X-rays), and sources of infection. Keep your body temperature from getting too high [over 100.4° (38°)] by treating any fevers with acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) and avoiding exercise or activity that overheats you. Also avoid high-temperature hot tubs and saunas. Take extra-good care of yourself while you're pregnant. Everything healthy you do for your body benefits your growing fetus. Rest when you need it, eat well, and exercise regularly.

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The 'Montreal message': The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion is still useful for today's public health practice.
region, Health Promotion Users were overrepresented in the West (accounting for 25 percent of Health Promotion Users compared with 20 percent of Non-Users) and were relatively underrepresented in the South.
Small businesses (those with fewer than 200 employees) might have difficulties offering a workplace health promotion program: whereas 55% of small businesses offer health insurance coverage, fewer than half offer wellness programs that address major lifestyle risks such as tobacco use and overweight/obesity (15).
(Opposite page) Gabriele, center in yellow, has lost over 22 pounds after being motivated to get healthier after attending Health Promotion.
However, SUS does not have a tool that evaluates its proposal for the qualification of health promotion actions.
To assist these behavioral changes, baseline studies characterizing the involvement of pharmacists and the barriers hindering the health promotion service are very important.
It also seeks to highlight the need for reflecting health promotion in national SDG responses and
[6-8] However very little research has been done to assess the progress of this initiative, specifically in relation to oral health promotion in KwaZulu-Natal.
To achieve the unit, students planned, marketed and prepared materials, before carrying out a variety of health promotions in several groups.
Equating health promotion with marketing messages overlooks the evidence used for the former.
Initially models of healthcare focussed mainly on strategies aimed at recovering health; at later stages more attention was given to strategies oriented towards prevention of illnesses and health promotion. The need to change the focus of healthcare derives from demographic epidemiological socio-economic communicational and life changes that populations have experienced and are the result of the recognition of risk factors that modify health needs.1
The second health promotion centre will be opened at Meydan project in Dubai.

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