VCE Human Health & Development- DEFINITIONS (Set #1)
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) 1949 definition of 'health'
A complete state of phsycal, social and mental wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.
A state of being healthy, happy and contented, usually determined by self assesment.
'Physical Health' definition;
Refers to the current state of the body, absence or presence of disease/illness, fitness levels, injuries, and the operation of the body's systems.
-The body and it's components
'Mental Health' definition;
Refers to the current state of the mind, how a person is feeling about themselves, and how they deal situations in which they find themselves.
- -Mind, emotions and feelings
- -Coping abilties
- -Self esteem
'Social Health' definition;
Refers to the current state of relationships individuals have with others
- -Relationships with others
- -Realationships with friends and family
- -Interaction with others
'Optimal Health' Definition;
Refers to the best level of health you can have phsycally, mentally and socially, taking inot account your personal circumstances
'Health Status' definition;
Refers to an overall evaluation made about how healthy an individual or population is at any given time.
-Takes into account various aspects such as life expectancy, amount of disability and levels of disease risk factors
Statistical analysis term that refers to a pattern or relationship in the data
'Life expectancy' definition;
An indication of how long a person can expect to live. It is the number of years remaining to a person at a particular age if death rates do not change.
- -A male is expected to live to 78.5 years
- -A female is expected to live to 83.3 years
The number of deaths caused by a particular diesase, illness, or other environmental factor
- - MortaLity
- - L= Loss of life
Ill health in an individual and the levels of ill health in a population or a group
- - MorbiDity
- -D= Disease or illness
The number or rate of NEW cases of a particular condition/disease during a specific time
-New cases of the disease/illness
The number or proportion of cases of a particular disease or condition present in a population at any given time
-How many people already have this disease/condition
'Burden of Disease' definition;
A measure of ill health in a community. It measures the gap between current health status and an ideal situation where everbody lives to old age free of disease and disability
- - How much of an impact a disease or illness has on a community- Financial Burden
'Disablity Adjusted Life Year (DALY)' definition;
- A measure of the burden of disease. One DALY equals one year of health life loss, due to premature dealh and time lived with disease/illness
'Years of Life Lost (YLL)' definiton;
The fatal burden of disease of a population defined as years of life lost due to premature death
'Years of life living with disease (YLD)' definition;
The non-fatal component of disease and is a measure of healthy years lost due to disease and illness
'Self Concept' definiton;
How an individual believes others view them
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