(1998; 17 pages)
Self-care is what people do for themselves to establish and maintain health, prevent and deal with illness.
It is a broad concept encompassing:
• hygiene (general and personal);
• nutrition (type and quality of food eaten);
• lifestyle (sporting activities, leisure etc.);
• environmental factors (living conditions, social habits, etc.);
• socioeconomic factors (income level, cultural beliefs, etc.);