nature of illness


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nature of illness

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The expression(s) of a disease and its meaning(s) to the patient and significant others.
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In our study, majority (64.7%) of parents had nonmedical beliefs regarding the nature of illness of their child.
'The nature of illness cannot be disclosed because it's a patient's privacy,' said executive director of the JPMC Dr Seemin Jamali, adding: 'No one stays at the hospital without any illness.'
Furthermore, chronic nature of illness perceived as second most important (52%) reason for non-compliance.
John Walsh, head of marketing and sales at Royal Liver Assurance who commissioned the study, said there was evidence that consumers were confused about the nature of illness cover.
Belgrave (1990) provides a pertinent insight into the interwoven nature of illness and stigma, suggesting that persons with illness typically recognize the potential for stigmatization.
Illness representations were measured using 'Illness Perception Questionnaire for Schizophrenia".14 IPQ-S has various subscales reflecting different dimensions of illness perceptions; Causes, timeline (beliefs in a chronic and relapsing course), timeline cyclical (cyclical nature of illness), consequences(impact of illness on patients life), personal control(patient's perception of their own control of their illness), treatment control (controllability of illness by treatment), illness coherence (patient's own understanding of their illness)and emotional representations (feeling of emotions like sadness, anger about their illness).
They said many of these people face hardships as despite serious nature of illness, they have to wait for Monday as the OPDs at PIMS remain closed on Sunday while the emergency department only receives different nature of patients like trauma or accident victims.
Although the group was relatively small it must be remembered the nature of illnesses people suffer from would preclude many carers from attending the rally.
Understanding the nature of illnesses, their natural course, and the proper use of medicines is essential in becoming educated users of the health care system.