Tag: qualité de vie

 

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 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 Randomized Controlled Trial

The randomized controlled trial is an experimental clinical research protocol that compared a group called “intervention” testing a new therapy or new share of health prevention and a group called “review” in the (usual care) standard recommendations or taking a placebo (placebo). The assignment of participants in one group is randomly (draw). This choice can […]

Defining Quality of Life

Quality of life is a multi-factorial concept (Leplege, 1999). In its broadest sense, the World Health Organization (1994) defines it as “an individual’s perception of their position in life in the context of culture and value systems in which lives in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns”. This definition encompasses both the somatic […]