Special Issue "Behavioural Change and Socioeconomic Disparity in Health during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic"
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: 31 December 2022.
Interests: health inequality; social determinants of health; tobacco control; health service research and public health
Interests: social epidemiology; social determinants of health and aging
Behavioural changes and socioeconomic disparity in health are a major public health issues, both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 problem will influence various aspect of human life and population health, not only through infectious disease matters, but also socioeconomic and other matters. As a result, various types of behavioural changes and socioeconomic disparity in health can be observed. For example, because smoking has been determined as a risk factor for COVID-19, smokers may intend to quit smoking during and after the COVID-19 pandemic in order to protect their life and health.
This Special Issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the current state of knowledge on behaviour change and socioeconomic disparity in health. New research papers, reviews, case reports, and conference papers are welcome to this Issue. Papers dealing with new approaches to observe behavioural changes or socioeconomic disparity in health are also welcome. Other manuscript types include methodological papers, position papers, brief reports, and commentaries.
Dr. Takahiro Tabuchi
Prof. Dr. Naoki Kondo
Dr. Kota Katanoda
- Behavior change
- Socioeconomic disparity in health
- Health behavior
- COVID-19 pandemic
- Physical health
- Mental health