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What is the WHO definition of health
A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absnce of disease or infirmary
Describe the health wellness continuum
A dynamic continuum with health and wellness on either end that a person moves back and forth on at any given time in their life or in any state of health.
H.L. Dunn Describes high level wellness as:
The individual as a concept related to family, community, environment and society
Describe family wellness
a family that offers trust, love and support so and individual does not expend energy to meet basic needs and can move along the health continuum
How does the community enhance both family and individual wellness
providing effective sanitation, safe water, disposing of sewafe, preserving beauty and wildlife.
people achieve good health based on what individual perceptions
Perceived susceptibility, may feel at high risk if there is a family history
Perceived seriousness, illness perceived on the seriousness of the consequences and take preventative measures based on that threat
What is perceived threat
Perceived suscepibility and perceived seriousness combine to determine the total perceived threat of an illness t a specific individual
What is the agent-host environment model
ecologic model that predits illness bsed on risk factors that result from the interactions of agent, host and environment
In the agent-host-environment model, what is the agent
any environmental factor or stressor that by its presence or absence can lead to illness or disease
In the agnt-host-environment model, what is the host
person who may or may not be at risk for acquiring disease, influenced by family history, age and lifestyle habits
In the agent-host-environment model, what is the environment
all factors external to the host that may or may not predispose the person to the development of disease. includes climate, sound levels, economc level and social environment including interactions with other and life events
theories of stress as a stimulus describe stress as
a disruption in the environment or within the body.