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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 […]

The World Health Organization (WHO) was among the first to alert the public authorities of a growing phenomenon in all countries, developed and developing, chronic disease. These diseases cover a very broad class of health problems that can appear seemingly disparate. “Communicable diseases (HIV / AIDS) and non-communicable (cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes) persistent, certain […]

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 […]