Preventive Medicine and Community Health

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 1080

Special Issue Editor


E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Department of Medicine of Community, Information and Health Decision Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal
Interests: preventive medicine; primary health care; ethics
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the fight against disease, the medicine always searched the way to change the natural history of the diseases. We call it treatment if the disease is already settled and prevention if we are anticipating its occurrence. Prevention means therefore the capacity to intervene for health promotion. It encompasses several dimensions, from the medical care to education, food, environment, shelter, adequate income, social justice, and a stable and peaceful eco-system.

In this special issue, we want to expand the way we see preventive medicine, including the health promotion with protection of health and diseases’ prevention, and the all other biopsychosocial determinants of health. We look forward the original research able to mix these factors and to bring new knowledge about the way they adjust each other and they impact on the patients individually or in group. Case reports of health education efforts are also welcome.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Dr. Paulo Santos
Guest Editor

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. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2700 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

  • health promotion
  • preventive health services
  • primary prevention
  • secondary prevention
  • tertiary prevention
  • quaternary prevention
  • literacy for health
  • health education
  • healthy people programs
  • screening
  • immunization

Published Papers (1 paper)

Order results
Result details
Select all
Export citation of selected articles as:

Research

14 pages, 236 KiB  
Article
Factors Influencing Willingness to Undergo Lung Cancer Screening in the Future: A Cross-Sectional Study of Japanese University Students
by Yukihiro Mori, Manato Seguchi, Yoko Iio, Yuka Aoyama, Mamoru Tanaka, Hana Kozai and Morihiro Ito
Healthcare 2024, 12(8), 849; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare12080849 - 17 Apr 2024
Viewed by 800
Abstract
Lung cancer (LC) is currently the leading cause of cancer deaths in Japan. Early detection through lung cancer screening (LCS) is important for reducing mortality. Therefore, exploring the factors affecting willingness to undergo LCS, particularly among young people, is important. This study aimed [...] Read more.
Lung cancer (LC) is currently the leading cause of cancer deaths in Japan. Early detection through lung cancer screening (LCS) is important for reducing mortality. Therefore, exploring the factors affecting willingness to undergo LCS, particularly among young people, is important. This study aimed to elucidate the inclination toward LCS and its determining factors among Japanese university students. This cross-sectional study, involving 10,969 Japanese university students, was conducted in April 2023. A Pearson’s chi-square test and a binomial logistic regression analysis were used to analyze factors related to the dependent variable, willingness to undergo LCS in the future. Out of the 6779 participants (61.8%) involved in this study, 6504 (95.9%) provided valid responses, and 4609 (70.9%) expressed a willingness to undergo LCS in the future. Analysis revealed current smoking as a barrier to future willingness to undergo LCS. Other barriers included postponing the age of screening, anxiety about the screening content, and concerns about the possibility of having cancer after screening. Addressing barriers, such as current smoking and anxiety about screening, that prevent young people from undergoing LCS in the future is crucial. Therefore, universities should provide opportunities to educate students about LCS and explore various educational methods. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Preventive Medicine and Community Health)
Back to TopTop