Special Issue "Behavioral and Psychological Intervention for Long Term Health Conditions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 2375
2. Warwick Businness School, The University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
Interests: behaviour sciences; tailored interventions; digital health; health care professionals; process for clinical effectiveness
Health behaviors underpin long-term health conditions and direct their trajectory. However, only a minority of patients who receive treatment experience clinically meaningful and sustained health effects. Health care providers have an important role in supporting changes in patients’ health behavior; however, their time is limited and expensive. Current interventions are complex, including those delivered or received (a) at different levels, e.g., the patients, health care professionals, dyads, or groups; (b) via in-person communication or in combination with digital technology, e.g., smartphone apps, telemedicine; (c) across health care sectors, e.g., community, primary case, policy making.
Currently, there is limited evidence regarding the components and mechanisms of effective psychological and behavioral interventions, and their impact on long-term health conditions.
This Special Issue aims to address this gap in the literature and advance the understanding of behavior change interventions for people with long-term health conditions. We are seeking articles that will enhance knowledge across the intersections of behavior change interventions, from the development, implementation, evaluation, and evidence to their translation in policy and practice. This Special Issue will provide a comprehensive library of research evidence that will advance our current understanding and knowledge of replicable ways to improve health behavior change interventions. It will also provide a description of the factors and the mechanisms of behavioral and psychological interventions that underpin and impact outcomes related to long-term health conditions.
Dr. Aikaterini Kassavou
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- behavioural science
- behaviour change interventions
- health care providers
- digital health