The need for a widely applicable definition of chronic conditions for research, policy, and program development has led to an extensive review of the development of such definitions, the considerations involved in their use, and some recommendations for a new approach.
This paper examines some of the methodologic and conceptual issues related to defining and classifying chronic conditions and describes some consequences resulting from decisions made about these issues.
While most examples are taken from child health applications, the basic concepts apply to all age groups.
The dominant method for identifying and classifying children as having a chronic condition has relied on the presence of an individual health condition of lengthy duration.
Mots-clés Pascal : Handicap, Chronique, Maladie, Enfant, Homme, Méthodologie, Définition, Classification, Article synthèse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Handicap, Chronic, Disease, Child, Human, Methodology, Definition, Classification, Review
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Cote : 93-0442064
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.