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ma·lin·ger

(mă-ling'gĕr),
To engage in malingering.

ma·lin·ger

(mă-ling'gĕr)
To pretend to be ill or disabled, or to feign slow recuperation from an illness or other disabling condition, to arouse sympathy, avoid work or other responsibilities, or continue to receive medical care, medical benefits, or other forms of attention or compensation.
[Fr. malingre, fr. mal-, bad, + Old. Fr. haingre, heingre, thin, haggard]

malinger

(ma-ling'er) [Fr. malingre, weak, sickly]
To feign illness, usually to arouse sympathy, to escape work, or to continue to receive compensation.
See: factitious disorder; Munchausen syndrome
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Potential to malinger should not be confused with malingering behavior.
Presence of external motivator Determine the significance of (secondary gain) the assessment or intervention to the client (remember that presence of secondary gain or motivation to malinger does not in itself determine malingering.
Because it is often difficult for a patient to malinger symptoms for a prolonged period, serial observations of a patient's behavior and interview responses over time can provide additional information to make a clinical diagnosis of malingering.
Using the MMSE, the researchers found that the malingers more often gave approximate answers.
Malinger, who's featured on the WB's ``Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher,'' says ``Little Witches'' is a vehicle that was written specifically for him.
The story is about three suburban youngsters - Ross Malinger and his real-life brother and sister, also actors - who receive the witchy powers of their 100-year-old great-grandmother, to be played by O'Brien, he said.
shadows posted as lookouts & lieutenants of the plot, they were only malingers
Empowering" aides to work overtime is not the solution; using the disciplinary process effectively to get rid of malingers is.
Doing the SLR in this manner helps differentiate between malingers and persons truly suffering from radiculopathy