long-term condition

long-term condition

A term which, as defined in the UK, refers to an illness which lasts longer than a year, often worsens with time, causes limitations to the patient’s physical, mental and/or social well-being, and requires infrastructural and social support to allow sufferers to live independently, by providing transport, housing, employment, education, benefits and pensions. Multiple long-term conditions make care particularly complex, and a small number of individuals with long-term conditions account for a disproportionate use of healthcare, especially hospital care. 60% of adults in England report a chronic health problem; 8.8 million in the UK have long-term condition which severely limits their daily lives.

Long-term Conditions
Arthritis, asthma, COPD, diabetes, epilepsy and mental illness.
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Our objectives were to describe how patients with a long-term condition practice health literacy in the management of their health and communication with health professionals, how they become more health literate over time and their experience of using health services.
The community matrons are highly experienced senior nurses who mainly work with patients in South Tyneside, Gateshead, and Sunderland with a serious long-term condition, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, to provide, plan and organise their care.
challenges of healthcare, focusing on long-term condition management.
In addition, regular bloggers share their day-to-day challenges and triumphs to give a valuable insight into the reality of living with a long-term condition.
You might get someone who is an animal lover and with a long-term condition who decides that they don't want to take their medicines.
If you have a long-term condition, self care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it.
A staggering 70% of the NHS budget is attributed to caring for people in England with at least one long-term condition, and the number of people with three or more long-term conditions is expected to rise from 1.
Often, a type of dementia is another disability the person has to cope with alongside their long-term condition.
Lymphoedema is a long-term condition which causes swelling in the body's tissues.
While this NSF has a clear bias towards neurological conditions, it is also acknowledged that its guidance applies to anyone living with a long-term condition.
Some ten years ago, the author was herself diagnosed with a long-term condition, multiplesclerosis.
ISOBEL'S STORY DEVELOPMENT worker Isobel Alford has used the experience of battling a long-term condition to forge a new career.

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