A 70-year-old man develops a swollen right knee after a long walk. The knee hurts during movement but is not red or warm, and there are no other symptoms. He discusses his symptom with his wife and a friend, both of whom suggest that he take Arthritis-Strength Aspirin for a few days, put a heating pad on the knee, and “stay off of it” as much as possible. The swelling disappears in 2 days and only twinges of pain remain when he resumes full activity in a week.
KeywordsFamily Practice Health Belief Model Seat Belt Illness Behavior Awareness Threshold
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