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Special Issue "The Effect of the Chronic Somatic Disease on the Quality of Life and Mental Health in Adolescents and Their Families"
A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Global and Public Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 560
Special Issue Editor
2. School of Social Sciences, Hellenic Open University, Patra, Greece
Interests: My research interests within the field of behavioural medicine/health psychology are focused on health - related quality of life, mental health (depression, anxiety), health locus of control, pain self-efficacy, fatigue, social support, patients’ satisfaction as well as medication adherence in chronic illness. Most of my work centres on delineating psychological processes that underline patients’ outcomes and physical disease course. Moreover, I am interested in studying issues related to quality of health services and personnel management, particularly in health sector
Special Issue Information
In recent years, it has been indicated that there is a close relation between different factors and chronic diseases. These factors are claimed to be the reason for the development of a chronic disease. On the other side, it is supported that they also appear as a result of a chronic disease. In this context, the investigation of the relation mentioned above considers to be of great importance. This Special Issue of the Children Journal aims to highlight the most recent research findings related to this topic. Specifically, the present Special Issue welcomes original or review papers which will focus on the impact that a chronic somatic disease may have on health - related quality of life and mental health (with the presence of depression and anxiety) among adolescents as well as the burden presented in their families. Chronic diseases include, but are not limited to, asthma, type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), epilepsy and inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Paraskevi Theofilou
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Children 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 2000 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.
- chronic disease
- quality of life
- mental health