A TYPOLOGY OF HEALTH AND PROBLEMS
IN FAMILY HEALTH PRACTICE
First Level Assessment
Presence of Health Threats – conditions those are conducive to disease, accident of failure to realize one’s health potential. Examples of these are the following: A.
Family history of hereditary condition disease, e.g., diabetes B.
Threat of cross infection from a communicable disease care C.
Family size beyond what family resources can adequately provide D.
Accident hazards – e.g.,
Pointed / sharp objects, poisons and medicines improperly kept. 3.
Faulty / unhealthful nutritional / eating habits, e.g.,
Inadequate food intake both in quantity and quality.
Excessive intake of certain nutrients
Faulty eating habits
Stress-provoking factors – e.g.,
Strained marital relationship
Strained parent-sibling relationship
Interpersonal conflicts between family members
Poor environmental sanitation – e.g.,
Inadequate living space
Inadequate personal belongings / utensils
Lack of food storage facilities
Polluted water supply
Presence of breeding or resting sites of insects, rodents or other vectors 6.
Improper garbage / refuse disposal
Unsanitary waste disposal
Improper drainage system
Poor lighting and ventilation
Unsanitary food handling preparations
Unhealthful lifestyle and personal habits / practices, e.g., 1.
Frequent drinking of alcohol
Eating raw meat / fish
Poor personal hygiene
Use of dangerous drugs / narcotics
Engaging in dangerous sports
Inadequate rest / sleep
Lack of / inadequate exercise
Lack of / inadequate relaxation activities
Inherent personal characteristics – e.g., short temper
Health history which may participate / induce the reoccurrence of health deficit, e.g., previous history of difficult labor. L.
Inadequate role assumptions – e.g., child assuming mother’s role; father not assuming his role. M.
Lack of immunization / inadequate immunization status especially of children N.
Family disunity – e.g.,
Self-oriented behaviour of member(s)
Unresolved conflicts of member(s)
Presence of Health Deficits – instances of failure in health maintenance. Examples include: A. Illness state, regardless of
whether it is diagnosed or
undiagnosed by medical
practitioner B. Failure to thrive / develop
according to normal rate C. Disability – whether congenital or
arising from illness; transient /
temporary (e.g., aphasia or
temporary paralysis after CVA) or
permanent (e.g., leg amputation
secondarily to diabetes:
blindness from measles,
lameness from polio).
Presence of Stress Points / Foreseeable Crisis Situation – anticipated periods of unusual demand on the individual or family in terms of these includes: A. Marriage
B. Pregnancy, labor, puerperium
D. Additional member – e.g.,
F. Entrance at school
H. Divorce or separation
J. Loss of job
K. Hospitalization of a family
L. Death of a member
M. Resettlement in a new
O. Others, specify
There are breeding sites of insects and rodents.
They used to take herbal medicine rather than going to the doctor.
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