Table 1: Characteristics of the participants (n = 287).

Moments Concepts

1. A biological moment (immunity and allergy)

1.1. It becomes personal when they give us news of disease.

1.2. It is also personal in a subconscious way: the individual temperament, education, etc., mark or subconsciously direct our tastes and behaviors. This subconscious experience of immunity or allergy occurs through mechanisms not well known or explored; For example, post-infectious states inform our experience of life in some way. The fact of contracting an infectious disease is not always pure incomprehensible chance; it influences a conscious and subconscious disposition of a human person in front of his own biography.

2. A sentimental or emotional or psychosocial moment. This intra-psychic elaboration of the feeling of illness

2.1. General or basic components (the psychic consequences of biological or somatic alterations)

2.2. Personal components

2.2.1. Individual constitution

2.2.2. Type of illness, as acute (where feelings of affliction and threat predominate), or chronic (where the feelings are more biographical)

2.2.3. Socio-historical situation, sex, race, etc. Conscious (changes in the feeling of one’s own life, in the way of life, the different ways of subjectively feeling the disease: affliction, threat, loneliness, and resource) Subconscious (this subconscious mode of the feeling of illness has not been satisfactorily studied or elaborated, except perhaps in part on the phenomenon of transference) Interpretive (punishment, chance, challenge, or test)