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1.1 – How is "rehabilitation" defined in this resource?

In this resource, rehabilitation is defined as any services or activities that address or prevent body impairments, activity limitations, and social participation restrictions experienced by an individual.1 Rehabilitation is concerned not only with physical well-being, but also with mental and spiritual dimensions of health.

1Worthington C, Myers T, O'Brien K, Nixon S, Cockerill R. Rehabilitation in HIV/AIDS: development of an expanded conceptual framework. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2005 Apr;19(4):258-71. PubMed PMID: 15857198. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15857198.