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NURS 6501 - Advanced Pathophysiology Advanced Pathophysiology: Exam 1 Study Guide Chapter 1: Introduction to Pathophysiology Risk - Factor that when present increases the chance of disea... se Not stressors, but conditions or situations that increase the likelihood of encountering a stressor Prevalence - A measure of disease that allows us to determine a person's likelihood of having a disease. Therefore, the number of prevalent cases is the total number of cases of disease existing in a population. A prevalence rate is the total number of cases of a disease existing in a population divided by the total population Indicates how widespread the disease is Incidence - A measure of disease that allows us to determine a person's probability of being diagnosed with a disease during a given period of time. Therefore, incidence is the number of newly diagnosed cases of a disease. An incidence rate is the number of new cases of a disease divided by the number of persons at risk for the disease. Conveys information about the risk of contracting the disease. Ratio - The quantitative relation between two amounts showing the number of times one value contains or is contained within the other. Primary Prevention - Altering susceptibility or reducing exposure for susceptible persons *Both illness and disease are absent example: vaccinations, healthy lifestyles [Show More]

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