Special Issue "Ageing with Chronic Disease and Disability"
A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017).
Interests: academic leadership; activity; ageing; assistive technology; cross-national research; environments; gerontology; graduate education; health promotion; housing; instrument development; interdisciplinary research; knowledge translation; mixed methods; mobility devices; nursing; occupational therapy; Parkinson’s disease; participation; physiotherapy; prevention; public health; public transport; rehabilitation; spinal cord injury; stroke; user participation
Increased life expectancy brings challenges, not only at the individual level, but also for healthcare and society more generally, and research on ageing and health is a priority, worldwide. While we usually refer to ‘older’ people as those over 65 years old, the definition, being based simply on chronological age, accommodates marked individual variations. The proportion of the population that is ageing with chronic disease and disability is increasing, and this deserves attention. While age is the prime risk factor for many diseases, overall in clinical research specific diagnoses constitute the focus of research, often with scare attention to the process of ageing. On the other hand, in ageing research less attention is being paid to the consequences of specific diagnoses and how they impact on the process of ageing. Observing this situation with obviously interrelated research fields acting in isolation, there is new knowledge to be gained by interdisciplinary research involving ageing researchers, as well as clinical researchers and health scientists. For this Special Issue we invite submissions representing such research. Studies representing quantitative, qualitative, as well as mixed methods paradigms, are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Susanne Iwarsson
Manuscript Submission Information
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- active ageing
- geriatric rehabilitation
- life course
- neurodegenerative disorders
- stroke, participation