Primary prevention aims to avoid the development of a disease or disability in healthy individuals.
Most population-based health promotion activities, such as encouraging less consumption of sugars to reduce caries risk, are primary preventive measures.
What are examples of primary prevention?
Primary prevention includes those preventive measures that come before the onset of illness or injury and before the disease process begins. Examples include immunization and taking regular exercise to prevent health problems developing in the future.
What is secondary prevention?
Secondary prevention tries to intervene and hopefully put an end to the disease before it fully develops. Primary prevention is concerned with preventing the onset of a disease, while secondary prevention tries to reduce the number of new or severe cases of a disease.
What are the 3 levels of prevention?
There are three levels of prevention: improving the overall health of the population (primary prevention) improving (secondary prevention) improving treatment and recovery (tertiary prevention).
What is primary prevention secondary prevention and tertiary prevention?
Primary Prevention – trying to prevent yourself from getting a disease. Secondary Prevention – trying to detect a disease early and prevent it from getting worse. Tertiary Prevention – trying to improve your quality of life and reduce the symptoms of a disease you already have.