Preventive Health Care

Janelle Guirguis-Blake, Tracy Wolff, Renee Crichlow, Jane E. Wilson, and David Meyers

Chapter contents

Key Concepts in Evidence-Based Prevention

73

Special Populations

90

Prevention and the Family Physician

74

Preventive Services for Pregnant Women

91

Evidence-Based Prevention

74

Preventive Services for Older Adults

92

Statistical Concepts in Prevention

76

Counseling

92

Expressing the Burden of Disease

76

The "5As" Framework

92

Risk Factors

76

Theories and Models of Behavior Change

93

Preventive Services by

Systems Change

94

Disease Category

77

Family Physicians within the Health Care System

94

Cancer

77

Using the 5As Model in a System

94

Heart and Vascular Disease

81

The Chronic Care Model

94

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

84

Rethinking the Periodic Health Examination

95

Infectious Diseases

86

Conclusions

95

Metabolic, Nutritional, and Endocrine Conditions

88

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