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Table 1 Definitions of social and physical self-management of health

From: Emergence and evolution of social self-management of Parkinson’s disease: study protocol for a 3-year prospective cohort study

Type Definition
Social Ensuring personal social comfort while supporting mental and physical well-being, such as
  – participating in valued social activities,
  – maintaining rewarding interpersonal relationships,
  – seeking help and support from capable people in informal and formal social networks.
Physical Ensuring physical comfort, health and physical and mental well-being, such as
  – maintaining a balanced diet and an appropriate level of physical activity,
  – keeping warm or cool,
  – avoiding harms to health,
  – following safe sex practices, including using condoms, getting immunizations and regular physical examinations.
  1. Note. The definition of social self-management is our own, while the definition of physical self-management is from ICF code d570, “Looking after one’s health”.