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Define active strategies of health promotion.
activities that depend on the patient's being motivated to adopt a specific health program
Define acute illness.
Illness characterized by symptoms that are of relatively short duration, are usually severe, and affect the functioning of the patient in all dimensions.
Define chronic illness.
Illness that persists over a long time and affects physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual functioning.
Define determinants of health.
The many variables that influence the health status of individuals or communities.
Define health.
Dynamic state in which individuals adapt to their internal and external environments so that there is a state of physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual well-being.