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Table 5 An example of a definition of primary prevention from the point of view of patients

From: Primary prevention in chiropractic practice: a systematic review

Behavior Definition of primary prevention
Wellness Activity undertaken by a person, who believes himself to be healthy, for the purpose of attaining a greater level of health.
Preventive Health Activity, undertaken by a person, who perceives himself to be healthy, for the purpose of preventing illness or detecting it in an asymptomatic state.
At-risk Activity undertaken by a person, who believes himself to be developing a specific health condition, for the purpose of preventing that condition or detecting it in an asymptomatic state.
  1. Modified text taken from Handbook of Clinical Chiropractic Care. 2005: Jones and Barlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA. www.jbpub.com