Monday, April 6, 2009

Dimensions of Health

When all parts of body is functioning properly called as a good body having health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948, “ Health is generally defined as being "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". Health is a state of complete physical, mental & social well being and not merely the absence of disease of infirmity.” Health is generally achieved through a combination of physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being.

Dimensions of Health:

  1. Physical Dimension
  2. Mental Dimension
  3. Social Dimension
  4. Spiritual Dimension
  5. Emotional Dimension
  6. Vocational Dimension
  7. Philosophical Dimension
  8. Cultural Dimension
  9. Socio-economic Dimension
  10. Educational Dimension
  11. Environmental Dimension
  12. Nutritional Dimension
  13. Preventive Dimension

1. Physical dimension:
The state of physical health implies’Perfect functioning of all parts of body.”
The sign of good physical health of an individual are a good completion, a clean skin, bright eyes, hair, body well developed, firm flesh, good appetite, sweet breath, sound sleep, regular activity of bowels, smooth & easy co-ordinate of body movement.

Evaluation of Physical health:

  • Self assessment of overall health
  • Inquiry into symptoms of ill health & risk factor
  • Inquiry into medication
  • Inquiry into levels of activity
  • Inquire into medical services
  • Standardize questionnaires
  • Clinical examination
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Bio chemical & laboratory investigation

2. Mental dimension:
A state of balance between the individual & the surrounding world, of state Of harmony between oneself & others and co-existence between the realities of self and that of the other people and that of environment.’

Qualities of mental health:

  • Free from internal conflict
  • Well adjusted with the situation
  • Accept criticism
  • Search own identity
  • Fix her/his life’s goal
  • Good self control
  • Tackle any problem and try to solve problems

Assessment of mental health:

  • Interview
  • Questionnaires

3. Social dimension:
In every part of our life environment plays a vital role to provide us a good/bad health. It may be mental, social or physical health environment affect the behavioral condition which many times leads to numbers of diseases. Diseases are produced by ‘Agent’, ‘Host’ and Environment’. For Exp- Bird flue, Chikungunia, Cholera, TB etc.
In the early part of life a child observe and learn more things. If one get good environment/surrounding/caring develop positively and if don’t affected by lots of diseases.

4. Spiritual dimension:
The spiritual health refers to that parts of the individual which reaches out & strives for meaning & purpose of life. It includes integrity, principles, ethics and the purpose in life as if committed to some higher beings & belief in concept that are not subject to state of the art.

5. Emotional dimension:
Emotional health relates to feelings. Some negative feelings leads to diseases.

6. Vocational dimension:
Feeling of fitness for a certain career is coming under vocational dimension which has provided good health.

Other dimensions are coming under these six dimensions.


At June 24, 2009 12:39 PM , Blogger Helene said...

Thanks for your contribution to Take Charge of Your Health Care Carnival. You make a good point that health is more than just physical health.


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