Assessment measures in clinical practice in the Netherlands

Authors Harriët Wittink , Sandra Beurskens , Raymond Swinkels , Roland van Peppen , Jan Custers
Published in Fysiopraxis. Special WPT 2011
Publication date 2011
Research groups Lifestyle and Health
Type Article

Summary

Until the first part of the 20th century, health was defined as the absence of disease and was measured in terms of morbidity and mortality. This simple definition of health was rejected in 1948 with the expansion of the concept of health by the World Health Organization (WHO), defining it as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (World Health Organization 1948).

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Language English
Published in Fysiopraxis. Special WPT 2011
Year and volume 2011 6
Page range 20-21

Harriët Wittink