What is Attitude?

Category: Others

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See also: Faith

"Attitude" refers to a particular type of coping mechanism to do with resilience, optimism, and positivity. Whilst there is little to support the notion that one's attitude to illness can affect the disease itself, quality of life for the patient and those around them are almost certainly affected.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 104 28
Multiple Sclerosis 35 5
Depressed mood 30 16
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 25 5
Parkinson's Disease 8 1
Cognitive impairment 5 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 53

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Attitude

Side effect Patients
Sadness 2
Anxious mood 1
Bruising 1
Excessive sweating 1
Vertigo 1
Vomiting 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Attitude

Dosage Patients
daily 20
all the time (24/7) 4
as needed 1

Duration

Currently using Attitude

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 17

Stopped using Attitude

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 30
Usually 18
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 44
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 28
Not specified 27
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17 patient evaluations for Attitude

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Navy Nurse
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Navy Nurse
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I have:
ALS

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Aug 30, 2016 (Started Oct 18, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage:

Nov 17, 2010 (Started Oct 18, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage:

  • 0 helpful marks
Tilt
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Tilt
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Severe
Cognition: severe
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See Tilt's full Attitude history

May 26, 2015 (Started Dec 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

Oct 6, 2010 (Started Dec 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Its hard to have a positive attitude when your alone all day and you spouse works. Somedays, more than others I'm getting to where I would rather the pain end than endure this MS.

  • 0 helpful marks
Sheila T
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Sheila T
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Jan 19, 2011 (Started Dec 12, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Try to be happy and "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 16, 2008 (Started Dec 12, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I think it helps to have a good attitude
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 21, 2008 (Started Dec 12, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Be happy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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