The unifying concept of illness behavior.

@article{Sirri2013TheUC,
  title={The unifying concept of illness behavior.},
  author={Laura Sirri and Giovanni Andrea Fava and Nicoletta Sonino},
  journal={Psychotherapy and psychosomatics},
  year={2013},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={74-81}
}
The concept of illness behavior was introduced to indicate the ways in which given symptoms may be perceived, evaluated and acted upon at an individual level. Illness behavior may vary greatly according to illness-related, patient-related and doctor-related variables and their complex interactions. In the past decades, important lines of research have been concerned with illness perception, frequent attendance at medical facilities, health care-seeking behavior, treatment-seeking behavior… CONTINUE READING

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