illness experience

ill·ness ex·pe·ri·ence

(il'nĕs eks-pēr'ē-ĕns)
A patient's report of her/his illness, not just the clinical signs and symptoms; a concept in patient-centered interviewing.
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"Treating bipolar disorder can be very difficult because people living with the illness experience a range of depressive and manic symptoms, sometimes both at the same time, and this FDA approval gives healthcare providers a new option to treat the full spectrum of bipolar I disorder symptoms, specifically manic, mixed, and depressive episodes, with just one medication," said Dr.
"Connection between biological disorder and personal illness experience is not really well articulated in our field," she said.
'Overall, just trying to improve the quality of life for whatever illness the patient has and to allow that patient to have an illness experience he or she can get the best out of,' Sodipo said.
Throughout her illness experience, Lacie found comfort in creating art and sharing her life story.
These photos bring much to the telling of each subject's cancer story, reflecting the uniqueness and intricacies of the illness experience on a woman's body, spirit, and community.
The PACIC is an existing, validated, and comprehensive patient self-report instrument developed by Glasgow and collaborators to evaluate whether patients with chronic illness experience care that aligns with models of chronic-care delivery (Glasgow et al.
Carla was fully aware of the production of meanings for Fabiana's illness experience and life trajectory, in progress in that narrative, so she recorded her whole trajectory of her.
Among their topics are the illness experience, psychosocial adjustment, quality of life, family caregiving, culture and diversity, client and family education, the advanced practice registered nurse in chronic illness care, complementary and integrative health, home health care, and long-term care.
Conceptually defining uncertainty in the context of illness rather than merely by the dictionary definition allows healthcare professionals to begin to glean the meaning of the illness experience of individuals experiencing uncertainty (Chinn & Kramer, 2011).
Most importantly, they provide support and empathy that comes from personal mental illness experience.
Background: The patients with diverse cardiac issues and physical illness experience different levels of social intolerance, depression, anxiety and stress.
Illness behavior, broadly speaking, refers to any behavior undertaken by an individual who feels ill to relieve that experience or to better define the meaning of the illness experience. The study of illness behavior, therefore, involves investigating the way people define and interpret bodily indications and use informal and formal sources of care [1], and the decision-making process of persons who consider themselves unwell is the main focus of its understanding [2], bringing the study of traditional medicine (TM) to the fore.