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TOLERATED ILLNESS concept and theory for chronically ill and elderly patients as exemplified in American Indians

TitleTOLERATED ILLNESS concept and theory for chronically ill and elderly patients as exemplified in American Indians
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsMoss, MP
JournalJ Cancer EducJ Cancer Educ
Volume20
Pagination17-22
Date PublishedSpring
ISBN Number0885-8195 (Print)<br/>0885-8195 (Linking)
Accession Number15916515
KeywordsActivities of Daily Living, Aged, Chronic Disease/ psychology, Disability Evaluation, Geriatric Assessment/methods, Health Status Indicators, Humans, Indians, North American/ psychology, Models, Psychological
AbstractBACKGROUND: The TOLERATED ILLNESS phenomenon refers to a noted discordance between subjective and objective health measures in the chronically ill patient. The TOLERATED ILLNESS theory of care helps explain why some patients will report good to excellent health in spite of their having low functional ability. METHODS: TI facilitates provider recognition of this largely unrecognized phenomenon and is instructive as to the why's for the patient tolerating illness. RESULTS: The goal of presenting this theory is to provide a way to identify, assess, and assist those previously silent with unmet needs to bring about optimum patient outcomes. CONCLUSIONS: Importantly, patient and provider goals may diverge.
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