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Defining Disease Management Education

Since 1998, the World Health Organization considers patient education as essential to the care of people with chronic disease. “The therapeutic patient education is a continuous process, integrated care and patient-centered. It includes activities organized awareness, information, learning and psychosocial counseling about the disease, the prescribed treatment, care, hospitalization and other care institutions concerned, and […]

Defining Chronic Disease Acceptance

The medical advances now make it possible to stabilize the health of patients and reduce symptoms. These diseases become chronic. The goal for patients is not to establish a short-term project “death” but life projects, projects to improve maximize their health and quality of life. Psychological work on oneself is essential to be able to […]

Defining Aging

Aging is a “dynamic process of individual development, and multidimensional nonlinear” (Baltes, Staudinger and Lindenberger, 1999). Blog in Health will realize that studies show that health behaviors affect life trajectories, accelerate or slow down the aging process, or deteriorate or boost health, deteriorate or improve quality of life. The general message Why look at our health […]

Defining Deconditioning

Over time, chronic diseases have implications that go well beyond the mere issues of organic illnesses. Disease-related and treatment-related complications may arise. Other health problems go unreported. Additionally, patients may develop a tendency to withdraw and rest, and fall into the vicious circle of physical and psychosocial deconditioning. This psychophysiological process leads to inactivity. “It […]

Defining Respiratory Rehabilitation

The American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society define pulmonary rehabilitation whose content is based on evidence, as “a comprehensive and multidisciplinary response for patients with chronic respiratory diseases who are symptomatic and generally have a lower daily activities. Integrated into the individualized treatment of the patient, pulmonary rehabilitation aims to reduce symptoms, improve functional […]

Defining Adapted Physical Activity

Adapted Physical Activity (APA) “include all physical and sports activities for secondary or tertiary prevention, rehabilitation, post-rehabilitation, rehabilitation, education and social participation to people with chronic disease, disability and/or aging” (Ninot and Partyka, 2007). This professional activity is complementary to physiotherapy. The mission of a teacher in APA is to improve the internal resources to manage the […]

Defining Health Authorization

The requirement of authorization (AMM in French) is central to health products, even for drugs (Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament et des Produits de Santé, 2013 – National Security Agency of Medicines and Health Products, 2013). It is the result of a long process of validation. The process begins with exploratory studies in collaboration with […]

Defining Non-Pharmacological Intervention (NPI)

The blog presents the most rigorous studies, reviews and health authority reports assessing the efficacy and safety of non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs). But what exactly are NPIs? “Non-Pharmacological Interventions (NPIs) are science-based and non-invasive interventions on human health. They aim to prevent, care, or cure health problems. They may consist in products, methods, programs or services whose contents […]

Defining Tertiary Prevention

Prevention is “all measures to avoid or reduce the number and severity of illness, accident and disability” (World Health Organization – WHO, 1948). It brings together all the actions, attitudes and behaviors that tend to avoid the occurrence of a disease or a health problem and to maintain or improve health. Tertiary prevention “comes at […]

Defining Secondary Prevention

Prevention is “all measures to avoid or reduce the number and severity of illness, accident and disability” (World Health Organization, 1948). It brings together all the actions, attitudes and behaviors that tend to avoid the occurrence of a disease or a health problem and to maintain or improve health. Secondary prevention aims to reduce the […]