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Disease Knowledge, Self-Efficacy, and Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Diseases

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Infectious Diseases, Chronic Diseases, and Disease Prevention".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 835

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Dear Colleagues,

People with chronic conditions have a variety of needs across their lifespan. Whether they are recovering from a mental or physical illness, they strive to live life to the fullest. The aim of this Special Issue is to publish the latest scientific discoveries to maintain and improve their well-being and quality of life.

We welcome articles related to disease awareness, self-efficacy, or quality of life that contribute to the health and well-being of people with chronic conditions. We also welcome articles on measures of well-being or quality of life for people with chronic conditions. I look forward to receiving your contributions to this Special Issue.

Dr. Ay-Woan Pan
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • disease knowledge
  • self efficacy
  • quality of life
  • chronic disease
  • well being

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Raynaud’s Phenomenon of the Nipple: Epidemiological, Clinical, Pathophysiological, and Therapeutic Characterization
by Thaís Gomes Moreira, Giovana Mamede Castro and Jucier Gonçalves Júnior
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2024, 21(7), 849; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21070849 - 28 Jun 2024
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Raynaud’s phenomenon of the nipple is a possible cause of pain and breastfeeding cessation in lactating women. However, there are still few studies on the characterization of this manifestation. Thus, we aim to develop a systematic review of the literature carried out between [...] Read more.
Raynaud’s phenomenon of the nipple is a possible cause of pain and breastfeeding cessation in lactating women. However, there are still few studies on the characterization of this manifestation. Thus, we aim to develop a systematic review of the literature carried out between January 1992 and January 2024 in PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, Virtual Health Library (VHL), and Portal de Periódicos da CAPES. Of the 438 articles, 19 met the eligibility criteria. The findings were divided by heuristic questions into two groups: “Epidemiological, pathophysiological, and clinical characterization of Raynaud’s Phenomenon of the nipple” and “Treatment of Raynaud’s Phenomenon of the nipple”. Raynaud’s phenomenon of the nipple is commonly primary, being more prevalent in the postpartum period, in women with a mean age of 32 years. The main triggers appear to be stress and temperature change. Generally, it is associated with a change in color and pain during breastfeeding. A calcium channel blocker was the most used medication with or without non-pharmacological measures. Full article
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