Special Issue "Disabilities, Health and Well-being"
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 2019
We are organizing a Special Issue on disability, health and well-being in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. IJERPH is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) defines disability as an umbrella term for impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions. Disability is the interaction between individuals with a health condition (e.g. cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury and schizophrenia) and personal and environmental factors (e.g. negative attitudes, inaccessible transportation and public buildings, and limited social support). Over a billion people are estimated to live with some form of disability. This corresponds to about 15% of the world's population. Furthermore, the rates of disability are increasing in part due to ageing populations and an increase in chronic health conditions. Disability is a public health and social issue that has received relatively little attention for years. People with disabilities have the same general health care needs as everyone else. How to maintain their health and well-being is an important issue. Article 25 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) reinforces the right of persons with disabilities to attain the highest standard of health care, without discrimination. Research on how to promote health and well-being, decrease health disparity and eliminate discrimination for people with disability, can offer a critical guide for policy efforts and planning for public health.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to promotion of health and well-being among people with disability. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Prof. Dr. Tsan-Hon Liou
Manuscript Submission Information
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- International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
- Health promotion
- Public health
- Special education
- Quality of life
- Physical activity
- Work and employment
- Social participation
- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Health disparities
- Culture factors
- Unmet needs for health care