social functioning

social functioning

The ability of a person to interact easily and successfully with other people.
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Greater decreases in femoral neck BMD were seen in association with low social functioning and low social support; low social functioning also correlated with greater reductions in total hip BMD.
[USA], Apr 4 (ANI): People with autism have an altered sense of self, which may explain some of the differences shown in social functioning, a recent study suggests.
This book promotes the development and maintenance of optimal physical, mental, and social functioning, irrespective of acquired disease and with due recognition of the senescent changes that ac company late life.
"The higher your oxytocin levels, the better your social functioning," Parker said.
First, we predicted that biological, psychological, and social functioning would separately predict pain severity such that lower biological, psychological, and social functioning would be associated with higher pain severity.
"In contrast, there was little evidence that language problems adversely affected social functioning in children with ADHD" (Pediatrics 2014;133:793-800).
NEW YORK -- A further decline in social functioning of adolescents who already display significant social deficits might be a risk marker for psychosis in adulthood, researchers said.
These impairments also affect patients' social functioning. (4) Social functioning can be defined as a person's ability to work, to engage in social relationship, to attend to self-care, and to participate in recreational and community activities.
Different factors were measured among the four groups, including pain, physical function, general health perception, and social functioning. The participants in the low and moderate consumption groups tended to have a lower severity of fibromyalgia symptoms and better physical quality of life than non-drinkers or participants in the heavy consumption group.
The SF-36v2 consists of 8 subscales: physical functioning, physical role, bodily pain, general health, vitality, social functioning, emotional role, and mental health.
Not only did ASD and special needs children participate in 'VBS with their typical peers but the ASD children were able to participate in an Autism Ontario-supported social skills curriculum, designed to teach basic social skills and increase social functioning. Parents and clergy were thrilled by this opportunity and we hope to run this successful program again in the summer of 2013.
Three dependant variables were selected from subcategories of the SF-36 as the most likely indicators for change in quality of life: general health, physical functioning, and social functioning. Investigators compiled prominent themes from focus group transcripts.

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