Comments of Complex Chronic Disease Taxonomy

4.5.4. Social Support

 

MeSH: Social Support  

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Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while

formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc. Year introduced: 1991(1983)

 

 

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