Towards Daily Function Homeostasis: A Conceptual Health Framework and Keys for Action

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Homeostasis refers to the organism's internal self-regulation process that plays a major role in maintaining a balanced, harmonic and steady-state condition. The aim of this paper is to present a comprehensive conceptual framework for developing daily functional homeostasis, which illustrates the control, harmony and balance of daily life activities and routines. This framework provides a systematic procedure for revealing the person's true desired self (who I am) by providing reflective key points. These points include environmental and personal factors, life events, past experiences and key points in the context of disease or disability. Dimensions of a person's activities and participation, such as what, where, when, why and how they are performed, can provide new insights stimulating daily functional changes. The analysis facilitated by the framework considers the person's life goals and identifies gaps or conflicts that challenge their achievement. Moreover, utilizing a person's strengths to develop adaptive changes may circumvent existing barriers and lead to improved sense of control, self-fulfillment, life satisfaction, health and well-being.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Family Medicine and Disease Prevention
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017


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