Symptom Perception: A Concept Exploration


  • Andrea D. Posey, RN, MSN, is a doctoral student at the Department of Nursing, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR.

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The topic of this paper is a concept analysis of symptom perception using the theoretical phase of the Schwartz-Barcott Hybrid Model. The purpose of this paper is to explore symptom perception and related concepts and formulate a working definition. Sources of information include symptom perception and related concepts models and studies using the concepts as well as sources pertaining to related measurement tools. The conclusion of this exploration reveals several overlapping concepts. These concepts are synthesized into a working definition of symptom perception.