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Descriptor in English: Self Care
Descriptor in Spanish: Autocuidado
Descriptor in Portuguese: Autocuidado
Descriptor in French: Autosoins
Entry term(s): Care, Self
Self-Care
Tree number(s): E02.900
I03.050.563
N02.421.784.680
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
History Note: 81; was see ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING 1979-80
DeCS UI: 13031
Descriptor UI: D012648
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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