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work therapy

the use of compensated or uncompensated work activities as a therapeutic agent for individuals with mental or physical disorders. For example, self-esteem or interpersonal or cognitive skills may be enhanced when these individuals function in a safe, controlled environment, where they may either acquire fundamental training for new skills or receive retraining in skills that have been lost or diminished.

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June 18th 2024

survival analysis

survival analysis

a family of statistical methods used to model a variety of time-related outcomes. The simplest application of survival analysis involves estimating the amount of time until the occurrence of an event (e.g., death, illness, graduation, marriage) for a group of individuals, but the technique also may be applied to compare durations for two or more groups and to build multivariate models that explain variation in duration. Also called event history analysis.