A subjective experience reflecting changes in the biopsychosocial functioning, sensations, or cognition of an individual.
Any abnormality indicative of disease that is detectable by the individual or others.
A simultaneous perception, evaluation, and response to a change in one’s usual feeling.
Symptom management strategies
Efforts to avert, delay, or minimize the symptom experience; considers who (and to whom), how (and how much), what, when, where, why.
Shifting more of the responsibility of managing symptoms to the individual, especially in chronic illness.
Symptom status outcomes
Clear and measurable outcomes to assess following the implementation of a strategy.
Important consideration when evaluating the effectivness of symptom management strategies.
Signs and symptoms
Cues to guide patient’s and caregive’s attention to a problem