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Descriptor English: Self Care
Descriptor Spanish: Autocuidado
Descriptor Portuguese: Autocuidado
Descriptor French: Autosoins
Entry term(s): Care, Self
Self-Care
Tree number(s): E02.900
I03.050.563
N02.421.784.680
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012648
Scope note: Caring for self when ill or positive actions and adopting behaviors to prevent illness.
Annotation: = care prescribed by MD or generated by person himself & includes care for self, family or friends; differentiate from SELF MEDICATION (medication not prescribed by MD) and SELF ADMINISTRATION (admin of medication prescribed by MD or self admin of substances by exper animals)
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Previous Indexing: Activities of Daily Living (1978-1980)
Consumer Participation (1974-1978)
Health Education (1966-1980)
Patient Education (1966-1980)
Patient Participation (1978)
Public MeSH Note: 81; was see ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING 1979-80
History Note: 81; was see ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING 1979-80
DeCS ID: 13031
Unique ID: D012648
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1981/01/01
Date of Entry: 1980/05/19
Revision Date: 2018/06/01
Self Care - Preferred
Concept UI M0019610
Scope note Caring for self when ill or positive actions and adopting behaviors to prevent illness.
Preferred term Self Care
Entry term(s) Care, Self
Self-Care



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