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Editors

Prof. Dr. Guillermo A. Cañadas-De la Fuente
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Collection Editor
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Granada, Avenida de la Ilustración, 18016 Granada, Spain
Interests: burnout; critical care; emergency; Job Satisfaction; nursing; occupational health; public health; stress
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Dr. José Luis Romero Béjar
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Collection Editor
Department of Statistics and Operation Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: bioinformatics; epidemiology and data analysis; research methodology applied to the health sciences
Dr. Nora Suleiman-Martos
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Collection Editor
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Granada, Cortadura del Valle s/n, 51003 Ceuta, Spain
Interests: health habits and lifestyles; gamification; Burnout Syndrome and occupational health

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health promotion as “the process that allows people to increase control over their health”. This includes not only actions aimed at increasing people's abilities and capacities but also those aimed at modifying social, environmental, and economic aspects that have an impact on health determinants.

Likewise, the WHO defines disease prevention as those “measures designed not only to prevent the onset of the disease, such as reducing risk factors, but also to stop its advance and mitigate its consequences once established”. Therefore, all those actions and procedures aimed at helping the population to improve their living conditions and enjoy a healthy life would be included here.

Therefore, it is not surprising that health professionals are the ones who guide and carry out actions aimed at promoting health and preventing health issues. The most recent research shows how strategic planning allows these professionals to be more efficient and have a relevant impact on the quality of life in the general population.

In this Special Issue, studies using quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods with primary or secondary data are welcome. All manuscripts are subject to peer review to ensure quality publications. For more information, please contact Guillermo A. Cañadas-De la Fuente ( [email protected] ).

Prof. Dr. Guillermo A. Cañadas-De la Fuente
Dr. José Luis Romero Béjar
Dr. Nora Suleiman-Martos
Collection Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 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 2300 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 prevention
  • health promotion
  • healthy lifestyle
  • public health

Published Papers (1 paper)

2021

Article
Self-Care by Muslim Women during Ramadan Fasting to Protect Nutritional and Cardiovascular Health
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(23), 12393; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312393 (registering DOI) - 25 Nov 2021
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Abstract
The practice of Ramadan involves a series of changes in lifestyle, mainly in eating habits. The research aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of overweight-obesity, the degree of compliance with dietary recommendations and the effects of religious fasting on cardiovascular [...] Read more.
The practice of Ramadan involves a series of changes in lifestyle, mainly in eating habits. The research aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of overweight-obesity, the degree of compliance with dietary recommendations and the effects of religious fasting on cardiovascular health among a population of Muslim women living in Melilla, a Spanish city in North Africa. A follow-up cohort study was conducted on 62 healthy adult women (33.6 ± 12.7 years). Anthropometric and body composition parameters were obtained using bioimpedance and dietary records. All of the participants were overweight or obese, especially due to the non-compliance with dietary recommendations; however, more than 60% considered their weight was appropriate or even low. By the end of Ramadan, the women’s body mass index and fat component values had fallen significantly (p < 0.001), but this loss was later recovered. Dietary records revealed an excessive consumption of lipids and sodium, and the presence of a high waist-to-hip ratio. All of these factors are related to cardiovascular risk. In conclusion, promoting nutritional health and encouraging year-round self-care among adult Muslim women is necessary in order to ensure healthy fasting during Ramadan. Full article
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