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Special Issue "Psychological Distress and Healthy Ageing"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Yasutake Tomata

Dr. Yasutake Tomata Department of Health Informatics and Public Health, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan E-mail: y-tomata@med.tohoku.ac.jp Website: https://researchmap.jp/Tomata.Y/?lang=english h-index: 12 https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=35333230700
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Interests: epidemiology; gerontology; nutrition

Special Issue Information

Dear Clleagues,

With the aging of the population, a rapid increase in elderly individuals with disability (functional decline) is becoming a large burden on social security systems worldwide. Prevention of disability among the elderly is a great concern. The risk factors for disability have been studied in terms of not only physical status but also psychological factors. Psychological distress is prevalent among older adults, and psychological distress would be more practical concept to consider overall mental health on public health strategies. Although psychological distress is known to be a risk factor for death, but there is relatively little evidence about the association between psychological distress and risk of disability in older adults.

This Special Issue will feature articles regarding epidemiological studies (prospective study or systematic review of prospective studies) about the impact of psychological distress on healthy ageing. As the outcome about healthy ageing, this Special Issue is interested in functional disability, dementia, frailty, basic activities of daily living (ADL), instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), physical function, or cognitive function.

Dr. Yasutake Tomata
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • older adults
  • psychological distress
  • mental distress
  • functional disability
  • activities of daily living
  • dementia
  • frailty
  • physical function
  • cognitive function

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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