How do you differentiate between signs and symptoms?
How do you convert a sign into a symptom and vice versa?
Differentiating between signs and symptoms –
A. Sign: objective evidence of an injury, illness or disease. It can be seen, heard, palpated or measured.
B. Symptom: subjective experience of an injury, illness or disease. It is a feeling or sensation that is unique to each individual and his/her situation.
1. Examples: pain, dizziness, pins and needles, fatigue, pressure, nausea, chills, shivering, itchiness, vertigo, anxiety