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Special Issue "Digital Health Technology for Pediatric Chronic Condition Management"

A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 August 2023 | Viewed by 22

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Hyekyun Rhee
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Guest Editor
School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Interests: asthma; adolescents; self-managment; symptom monitoring; sensor device; mHealth
Dr. Jennifer Sonney
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Guest Editor
School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Interests: pediatric asthma; school-age children; parent-child shared management; chronic health condition management; family informatics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to serve as guest editors for this Special Issue of Children, entitled “Digital Health Technology for Pediatric Chronic Condition Management”. Many children and adolescents live with one or more chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, obesity, and depression. Chronic health conditions adversely impact not only children’s health but also overall psychosocial wellbeing, normal development, academic success, and lifelong achievement. Therefore, promoting optimal management of chronic conditions by patients and/or their families is vitally important to protect young people from detrimental yet avoidable short-term and long-term consequences, while maximizing their potential to become fulfilling and productive members of society. Digital health technologies (mobile applications, sensor devices, websites, virtual and augmented reality, etc.) offer innovative and scalable solutions to increase access to chronic condition management. Yet, the majority of available digital health technology solutions target adult audiences. Digital health technology solutions are needed to support the unique developmental and biopsychosocial needs of children and adolescents with chronic health conditions. More accumulated empirical evidence is needed to accelerate the pipeline of pediatric digital health technology innovations to support chronic condition management.

This Special Issue will be a forum where investigators share empirical evidence generated by a variety of research efforts to develop a new digital health technology or evaluate existing or ongoing technologies for feasibility and/or clinical efficacies in pediatric chronic condition management.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles, as well as review articles, that will stimulate the continuing efforts to explore the potential of digital health technology in reducing the burden of pediatric chronic health conditions on individual patients, families, and healthcare systems. 

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Hyekyun Rhee
Dr. Jennifer Sonney
Guest Editors

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 1800 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.

Keywords

  • chronic health condition
  • disease management
  • patient education
  • digital technology
  • mHealth
  • sensor technology
  • web-based technology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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