Special Issue "Psychosocial Factors and Health Outcomes of the Elderly"
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: 15 February 2022.
Psychosocial factors, such as social support, marital status, unemployment, and economic status, play important roles in the mental and physical health of older adults. Furthermore, these factors are associated with mortality. In a society that pursues health and welfare, more and more resources are being devoted to psychosocial issues in older adults. The allocation of limited resources effectively and accurately is a challenging dilemma for public health and aging policies. On the one hand, the interaction among psychosocial factors is difficult to clarify. On the other hand, the long-term real-world evidence generated from population-based representatives is limited. Therefore, all policymakers are eager to understand how to break the psychosocial vicious circle and promote better quality of life in older adults.
In this Special Issue, interested authors are invited to contribute their research. Both qualitative and quantitative studies are welcome. We encourage authors using innovative approaches to unveil the complicated association among psychosocial factors and the health outcomes, including active aging, mental health, physical health, frailty, geriatric syndrome, and even mortality. In particular, works that address the cost-effective suggestions for policies will be suitable for this Special Issue. Review articles that compare health and welfare policies for psychosocial issues between countries are also welcome.Prof. Dr. Meng-Chih Lee
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- Marital status
- Social support
- Social isolation
- Leisure activity
- Economic status
- Active aging
- Healthy behaviors
- Mental health (cognitive impairment, dementia, depression)
- Physical health (activity of daily living (ADL), disability, instrumental activity of daily living (IADL))
- Geriatric syndrome