Impairment, in health, is the temporary or permanent loss or abnormality of a physiological or psychological function. This refers to conditions such as hearing impairment, visual impairment, loss of mental functioning, and activity limitation. Traditionally, impairment refers to an anatomical problem while disability is used for functional limitation. In accounting, impairment pertains to a decreasing quality or value of assets.
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Mohammed Looti, PSYCHOLOGICAL SCALES (2023) Impairment. Retrieved from https://scales.arabpsychology.com/terms/impairment/. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.31575.96163