Comments of Complex Chronic Disease Taxonomy

2.5. Dependency

 

MeSH:Dependency http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez

The tendency of an individual or individuals to rely on others for advice, guidance, or support. Year introduced: 1991(1975) – For people living with chronic diseases, dependency tends to be a permanent, irreversible situation, thereby they need others to complete basic activities of daily living, as they have lost their physical, mental or social autonomy.

 

 

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