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Preventive Health Care and Disease Prevention

Shipkovenska, Elena ; Lyubomirova, Karolina

Published in: Programmes for Training on Research in Public Health for South Eastern Europe. Vol. 4: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: A Handbook for Teachers, Researchers, Health Professionals and Decision Makers, ed. Doncho Donev, Gordana Pavlekovic, Lijana Zaletel Kragelj
ISBN: 978-3-89918-169-2
Editor: Doncho Donev, Gordana Pavlekovic, Lijana Zaletel Kragelj

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Abstract:
In the last decades it was evident that the health problems worldwide could not be solved only by spending money for disease treatment but by creating and application of disease prevention strategies. The aim of this paper is to give a common understanding about the major tasks of the prevention medicine, about the types and activities of the prevention. It describes the differences between disease prevention and health promotion. The levels of the diseases prevention are presented. The strategies of preventive medicine, their advantages, disadvantages and interaction are explained. The paper gives information how the evaluation of possibilities for diseases prevention could be done. At the end, the reader will learn about the necessary premises for a successful preventive startegy in the policy of preventive medicine.


Keywords: Preventive medicine, disease prevention, health promotion, strategies, evaluation
Institution: Faculty of Health Sciences
DDC classification: Medicine and health

Suggested Citation:
Shipkovenska, Elena ; Lyubomirova, Karolina  (2008)  Preventive Health Care and Disease Prevention. Programmes for Training on Research in Public Health for South Eastern Europe. Vol. 4: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: A Handbook for Teachers, Researchers, Health Professionals and Decision Makers, ed. Doncho Donev, Gordana Pavlekovic, Lijana Zaletel Kragelj 978-3-89918-169-2


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