Gender Issues in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Illness

  • Vivian S. Hwang
  • Sharon Danoff-Burg
Chapter

Abstract

Chronic illness will more than likely touch each one of us through the course of our lifetimes, whether directly or indirectly. In the United States, 7 of every 10, or more than 1.7 million, people die each year due to a chronic illness (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2008a), and 1 of every 10, or 25 million, people experience major disabilities and limitations in activity due to the course and symptoms of chronic diseases (CDC, 2008a).

Keywords

Cholesterol Fatigue Obesity Arthritis Depression 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vivian S. Hwang
    • 1
  • Sharon Danoff-Burg
    • 1
  1. 1.University at Albany, State University of New YorkAlbanyUSA

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