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Contemporary Health Problems: Chapter One Notes

by: Aaliyah Scott

Contemporary Health Problems: Chapter One Notes HLTH 500

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This is Chapter One Notes. I have provided all of the definitions, the eight wellness, and the different charts that Professor Hamill had mention that she wanted us to know. I have also added a lit...
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Date Created: 08/28/16
Chapter One: Taking Care of Your Health Definitions: Health­ Overall condition of body or mind and presence or absence of illness or injury Wellness­ Optimal health and vitality, encompassing all the dimensions of well­being. Risk Factor­ Condition that increases one’s chances of diseases or injury Morbidity Rate­ Negative consequences and how much it affects the population Morality Rate­ Number of deaths in a population in a period of time Infectious Disease­ Disease that can spread from person to person, by bacteria and viruses. Life Expectancy­ Period of time someone or life form is expected to live Impaired Life­ Period of time a person is not able to function fully due to disease or cancer Chronic Disease­ Disease that carries on over a long period of time. Ex: Heart disease & Cancer Lifestyle Choice­ Conscious behavior that can increase or decrease a person’s risk of disease or injury. Ex:  smoking, diet, exercising and etc. Health Promotion­ An art in science to motivate people to enhance their lifestyle to gain complete health and  not just the absence of disease Disease Prevention­ process of providing tools that people and communities need to protect their health;  preventing disease and preparing for new health threats Sex­ biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women Gender­ Roles, behavior, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate  Genome­ Complete set of genetic material in an individual’s cells Gene­ Basic unit of heredity  Behavior Change­ Lifestyle management process that involves cultivating healthy behaviors and working to  overcome unhealthy ones Target Behavior­ Isolated behavior selected as the object for a behavior change program. Self­efficacy­ Belief one’s ability to take action and perform a specific task Locus of Control­ Figurative “place” a person designates as the source of responsibility for the events in their  life. The Dimensions of Wellness: Physical Wellness: Body overall condition, absence of disease, fitness level and ability to care for yourself. As  long your fitness level is high then your physical wellness will be high as well. Emotional Wellness: Ups and Downs of living. A few qualities that make up this wellness would be Trust,  optimism, satisfying relationships and many more. In order to achieve this would be to express your emotional  problems with others  Intellectual Wellness: Challenge of your mind. With this quality it helps detect problems, directs behavior and  find different solution. Interpersonal Wellness: Relation to Social Wellness. Learning good communication skills and developing the  capacity for intimacy. Spiritual Wellness: Process a set of guiding beliefs, principles, or values that give meaning and purpose to your life. People usually focus on the positive aspect of life. This happens through nature, art, mediation and much  more. Environmental Wellness: Livability of our surroundings.  Make your world a cleaner and safer place to protect yourself from hazard things. Financial Wellness: Ability to live within your means and manage your money in a way that gives you a peace  of mind.  Occupational Wellness: Level of happiness and fulfillment gained through your work. Set career goals that  reflect your personal values. Leading Causes of Death: Healthy People Initative: National health objectives that proposes the eventual achievement   Eliminate preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death o This objective promotes healthy lifestyle choices and provide steps to prevent disease and  injuries.  Achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups o Identifies, measures, and addressing health differences   Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all. o Involves health intervention of many different levels, gives opportunities to improve the poor  and uneducated Americans by providing jobs and education.   Promote healthy development and healthy behaviors across every stage of life. o Encourage disease prevention and healthy behaviors in all ages of Americans Health Issues for Diverse Populations Everyone is not the same. We all have ancestors from different countries but we all have to watch out for the  same things. No one has a pass from getting certain diseases such as heart disease, cancer, STDs, and different  injuries. Some of us get these things because of genetics, the environment that we live in, the food that we eat  and more. When it comes to wellness, personal responsibility can make the difference. Diverse population are categorized as Sex and gender, ethnicity, income and education, disability, geographic  location, and sexual orientation. Factors that Influence Wellness  Health Habits  Heredity/ Family History  Environment   Access to Health Care Getting Serious about Your Health  Examine Your Current Health Habits  Choose a Target Behavior   Learn about Your Target Behavior   Find Help Building Motivation to Change   Examine the Pros and Cons of Change  Boost Self­Efficacy o Locus of Control o Visualization and Self­ Talk o Role Models and Supportive People  o Identity and Overcome Barriers to Change Enhancing Your Readiness to Change   Stages of Change: (fig. 6­1, pg. 111) o PRECONTEMPLATION­ unaware of behavior, no intention of making changes  o CONTEMPLATION­ thinking about what the change may look like  o PREPARATION­ decided to change ex. Signing up for a gym membership (intention)  o ACTION­ Started the behavior change  o MAINTENANCE­ becomes a habit, more than six months; ideally we would want to be here  forever Developing Skills for Change: Creating a Personalized Plan  Monitor Your Behavior and Gather Data  Analyze the data and Identify Pattern   Be “Smart” about Setting Goals o Specific o Measurable o Attainable o Realistic  o Time­Frame   Devise a Plan of Action o Get what you need  o Modify your environment  o Control related habits o Reward yourself o Involve the people around you o Plan for Challenge   Make a Personal Contract 


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