Special Issue "Prevention and Management of Frailty"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: frailty; gerontology; dementia; health promotion; biological statistics
Interests: gerontology; IoT for public health monitoring; big data science in all aging disciplines; driving control; driving assist system; driver behavior; driving emotions; vehicle safety
We would like to invite you to send contributions to the Special Issue of IJERPH entitled “Prevention and Management of Frailty”.
It is important to prevent and manage the frailty of the elderly because their muscle strength and physical activity decrease in old age, making them prone to falling, depression, and social isolation. In the end, they need to be admitted to a hospital or a nursing home.
When successful aging fails and motor ability declines due to illness, malnutrition, or reduced activity, frailty eventually occurs. Once frailty occurs, people with frailty do not have the power to exercise or the power to move. The functions of the heart and muscles are deteriorated more rapidly when they are not used. Consequently, frailty goes through a vicious cycle. As one’s physical fitness is deteriorated, the person has less power to exercise, poorer cognitive functions, and inferior nutrition intake. Consequently, the whole body of the person deteriorates. Therefore, in addition to observational studies to identify risk factors for preventing aging, various intervention studies have been conducted to develop exercise programs and apply them to communities, hospitals, and nursing homes for helping the elderly maintain healthy lives. The British Geriatrics Society published the “Fit for Frailty”, a clinical guideline, that can be used in the community and in the outpatient environment in order to actively manage frailty. Moreover, the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) formed “Frailty.net” using the Internet media and has provided training and promotional materials for more clinical applications, as well as up-to-date information on frailty.
Until now, most aging studies have focused on physical frailty. However, social frailty and cognitive frailty affect senile health negatively just as much as physical frailty. Nevertheless, little is known about social frailty and cognitive frailty. This Special Issue invites you to submit original experimental studies, reviews, systematic reviews, and meta-analysis studies on frailty (i.e., physical frailty, cognitive frailty, and social frailty) prevention, the detection of high-risk groups, differentiation, and interventions. We also welcome studies on aging, hearing (presbycusis), presbyphonia, cognition, IoT for public health monitoring, and big data science in all aging disciplines.
Prof. Haewon Byeon
Prof. Jaewon Nah
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- social frailty
- mild cognitive impairment
- public health
- physical activity
- physical frailty
- cognitive frailty
- cognitive function
- social network
- IoT for public health monitoring
- big data science in all aging disciplines
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
- Development of deep learning model to discriminate hypokinetic dysarthria caused by Parkinson's disease in presbyphonia (senile voice)
- Artificial Intelligence-based predictive model for spasmodic dysphonia for sustainable voice health
- Development of Machine Learning-based Smart App for Predicting Laryngeal Lesions in Healthy Elderly
- The Relationship between Hearing Loss Levels and Falls in the Elderly: National Survey
- Factors Related to Practices of Health Behaviors of Community Elderly
- Prediction of Parkinson's Dementia High Risk Group using C-SVM and J48: National Survey