Proactive attitude towards health

A proactive attitude is required to prevent disease and to maximize health over the life span[1]. It helps you detect decease early which can increase your chances for swift recovery. Knowing how to plan ahead is important in order to be resilient towards future misfortunes. A proactive attitude helps you better cope with diseases[4].

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I have a general medical examination yearly.
I like to learn about health, medicine, diseases etc.
I consciously strive to make healthy choices in my everyday life.
I go to the doctor if I am very sick or if there’s something wrong with me.
I am aware of my physical and psychological strengths and weaknesses.
I am vaccinated if necessary.
I keep medical info in my wallet.
I examine my skin once a year.
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      • [1] Phelan EA, Paniagua MA, Hazzard WR. Preventive gerontology: Strategies for optimizing health across the life span. In: Hazzard WR, Blass JP, Halter JB, et al, eds. Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. 5th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, Inc; 2003:85-92. View
      • [2] Esther Greenglass, Ralf Schwarzer, & Steffen Taubert, 1999. The Proactive Coping Inventory (PCI): A Multidimensional Research Instrument. View
      • [3] Greenglass, E. R., & Fiksenbaum, L. (2009). Proactive Coping, Positive Affect, and Well-Being: Testing for Mediation Using Path Analysis considerations. In J. P. Ziegelmann & S. Lippke (Eds.), Invited paper in European Psychologist, Special section on theory-based approaches of stress and coping, 14, 29-39. View
      • [4] Abdul Majeed Bhat University of Delhi Delhi, Sajad Ahmad Najar. Self efficacy and proactive attitude among patients with diabetes . Page 333-338 Department of Psychology Govt. Degree College Hadipora, J&K, Mehraj ud din Dar School Teacher, Department of Education, J&K, and Neetu Saini Rehabilitation Psychologist DSSERC, Meerut View
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