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physical and mental functions, body structure, personal factors, activity, participation and environmental aspects as the composite health of a subject of care


This is a concrete item and can be implemented directly

Term: health state; 
Plural: health states; 


NOTE 1 An observation of a health state is a health condition. A health state may possibly give way to more than one observation, resulting in more than one health condition. The underlying health state is nevertheless present even if not perceived by an observer, for example, the subject of care having a cancer before it gives symptoms.

NOTE 2 In ICF (the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and health) of the WHO, the concept of health is described. ICF identifies five health components; body function, body structure, activity, participation and environmental factors.


Diagrammatic representation

Simple graph - health state

Required associations

exactly one subject of care has exactly one health state

Optional associations

a number of potential health conditions represents potential aspects of exactly one health state
exactly one health state is observed as a number of observed conditions
a number of health needs is deficit in exactly one health state
a number of healthcare investigations clarifies exactly one health state
a number of healthcare treatments influences exactly one health state


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