Keeping Personal Health Score Cards
201511170915 Note: The use of a daily Health Card Score/Record is argued against on http://tech.co/pitfalls-tracking-health-data-closely-2015-09
What does the daily personal health score/total/index/add up to or show? How can Intelligent Agents (IAs) contribute to spatial data infrastructure modelling and apps?
201510030800 Note: There are low cost and potentially health benefiting self-monitoring indicator trends worth pursuing using a regular timetable of record keeping..
The records could include KJ and food weight intake diaries, physical KJ expenditure rate diaries, step counters, weight and waist measurements blood pressure
and blood sugar readings.
201510101200 Note: Is it meaningful to describe the wellbeing of a defined community?
Benefitting from the Spiritual Dimension in Human Nature
201510041930 Note: How much is place and space a spiritual dimension?
201509260900 Note: How to quantify the spiritual dimension in health benefit and well being evaluation?
Life Expectancy (LE)
In an the urban health model that uses the population level LE of the occupiers of a sub-region as a health and wellbeing indicator, how can investments to bring community benefit be
qualified and quantified? Is a statement such as that modification to infrastructure that has the potential to help say 100 individuals per year in the sub-region live to live longer and
healthier lives worth the investment when another infrastructure change scenario model may help up to 200 people pa live longer and healthier lives?
In a health model, in which LE is an acceptable measure of well-being, are contributing factors to premature mortality rates valid indicators of the activities
and locations to be avoided and/or limited?
Should LE outcomes be be a component of the quantifying of well-being?
"DEFINING AND CHARACTERISINGExWB
Subjective Wellbeing (SWB) is multifaceted and, for it to be a useful analytic construct, its components must be disentangled and understood. Evaluative well-being refers to judgments of how satisfying one’s life is; these judgments are sometimes applied to specific aspects of life, such as relationships, community, health, and work. Experienced well-being—the focus of this report—is concerned with people’s emotional states and may also include effects associated with sensations (e.g., pain, arousal) and other factors such as feelings of purpose or pointlessness that may be closely associated with emotional states and assessments of those states. The term “hedonic” is typically used to denote the narrower, emotional component of ExWB, which can be measured as a series of momentary states that take place through time. ExWB is often further divided into positive experiences, which may be characterized by terms such as joy, contentment, and happiness, and negative experiences, which may be characterized by sadness, stress, worry, pain, or suffering.
In some ways separate but also intertwined with the evaluative and experienced dimensions is eudaimonic well-being, which refers to a person’s perceptions of meaningfulness, sense of purpose, and the value of his or her life. For thinking about some questions—such as the worthwhileness of specific activities, or the role of purpose in assessments of overall satisfaction with life—eudaimonic sentiments may be relevant to both experienced and evaluative measures of well-being. The most common assessment of eudaimonia refers to individuals’ overall assessments of meaning and purpose."
Retrieved 26 December 2013 from http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18548
QUALITY ADJUSTED LIFE YEARS
“The quality-adjusted life year (QALY) is a measure of disease burden, including both the quality and the quantity of life lived.
Retrieved 27 December 2013 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality-adjusted_life_year”
RECOMMENDED READ FOR THE DAY
“Meaningful, Long-term Weight Loss Is Possible: Look AHEAD” retrieved 4 January 2014 from http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/818510?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=180061CX
Personal physical activity benefits brain plasticity: retrieved 25 January 2014 from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22077952
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