Special Issue "Roma Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2017).
2. Department of Community and Occupational Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, 9713 AV Groningen, The Netherlands
3 Graduate School Kosice Institute for Society and Health, P.J. Safarik University in Kosice, 040 11 Kosice, Slovakia
Interests: mental health; adolescents; Roma health; religiosity/spirituality and health
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The Roma ethnicity, in a society where more than 5% of the population affiliates with this ethnic minority, provides a good opportunity for studying several health outcomes of such an ethnicity. Studies might focus on comparisons, history, natural experiments, (social) epidemiology, and on time-trend analyses. As the Special Issue is called Roma health, we are, most of all, interested in the health outcomes of all these approaches.
Roma are a rather large minority in many Eastern and Central European countries, and generally report poorer health than majority populations. However, Roma health has never been well studied, or outcomes are contradictory. For us, this is the main reason to put together this Special issue.
This Special Issue seeks papers on topics related to Roma health, including comparisons over time and with non-Roma, the prevalence of chronic disease/non-communicable diseases, whether unemployment worsens health and mortality, and adherence to preventive measures, such as vaccination.
By learning more about the opportunities presented by Roma health, we can better target interventions to improve Roma lives.
Assoc. Prof. Jitse P van Dijk, MD PhD
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- Roma health
- Comparison over time
- Comparison with non-Roma
- Chronic disease
- Non-communicable diseases