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Model

Any mathematical formula or other structure that economists use to explain or predict occurrences. Economists test their models with real world facts before they gain wide acceptance, but, even then, there is no guarantee that a model will always be a correct predictor. See also: Model risk.

model

An abstraction of reality, generally referring in investments to a mathematical formula designed to determine security values. Economists also use models to project trends in economic variables such as interest rates, economic activity, and inflation rates.

model

see ECONOMIC MODEL.
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The 'intensive therapy' level of the PLISSIT model refers to the type of professional input that is usually only provided by trained relationship counsellors, sex therapists, or physicians.
Taylor and Davis (2006) modified Annon's (1976) work by developing the extended PLISSIT model (or Ex-PLISSIT).
Consequently, validity and reliability to support the PLISSIT model or the suggested questions are not available.
Additional training and preparation that targets Phase 3 of the PLISSIT model (providing specific suggestions) may help OT practitioners to feel more comfortable when collaborating with teams and conveying the understanding that restricting an individual's ability to exercise his or her sexuality may result in reduced life satisfaction (Evans, 1985).