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The time between recognizing that a symptom exists and deciding that it is serious
Appraisal Delay
The time between deciding to seek treatment and actually doing so
Behavioral Delay
Interventions with patients who are awaiting treatment for the purpose of enhancing their perceptions of control over those treatments
control-enhancing interventions
The act of delaying seeking treatment for recognized symptoms
delay behavior
A patient classification scheme that specifies the nature and length of treatment for particular disorders; used by some third-party reimbursement systems to determine the amount of reimbursement
diagnostic-related groups (DRGs)
The time between recognizing that a symptom implies an illness and the decision to seek treatment.
illness delay
An organized set of beliefs about an illness or a type of illness, including its nature, cause, duration, and consequences.
illness representations (schemas)
An informal network of family and friends who help an individual interpret and treat a disorder before the individual seeks formal medical treatment.
lay referral network
A delay in treating symptoms, which results from problems within the medical system, such as faulty diagnoses, lost test results, and the like.
medical delay
The relabeling of symptoms of fatigue and exhaustion as a particular illness resulting from learning about that illness; called medical students' disease because overworked medical students are vulnerable to this labeling effect.
medical students' disease
A network of affiliated practitioners that has agreed to charge preestablished rates for particular medical services
preferred provider organization (PPO)
The perception that one has at one's disposal a response that will reduce, minimize, eliminate, or offset the adverse effects of an unpleasant event, such as a medical procedure
psychological control
Benefits of being treated for illness, including the ability to rest, to be freed from unpleasant tasks, and to be taken care of by others
secondary gains
Feelings of fear or extreme distress that result from separation from someone important, usually the mother
separation anxiety
People who express distress and conflict through bodily symptoms
somaticizers
Individuals free from illness who are nonetheless concerned about their physical state and frequently and inappropriately use medical services
worried well