Special Issue "Instruments and Interventions for Assessing, Supporting and Improving Self-Care"
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: 1 February 2021.
Interests: self-care; instruments; intervention; cardiology; chronic illness; e-Health; psychometrics
Interests: self-care; instruments; family intervention; multidisciplinary; intervention; cardiology; chronic illness; e-Health
Adequate self-care is essential for all persons and includes physical, mental, social, and spiritual aspects of life. The scope of self-care includes health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care. Self-care is a process of maintaining health through health promoting and preventive practices. Although everyone (ill or healthy) is engaged in some level of self-care daily, the need for self-care and specific recommendations are more prominent once diagnosed with a disease. For patients with chronic illness, self-care is essential and the focus of most disease management programs worldwide. Patients who have more effective self-care behavior have been found to have better outcomes than those who undertake poor self-care.
There is increasing interest in improving knowledge about the different aspects of self-care. The number of self-care research studies is increasing worldwide and there is an urgent need for adequate measurement of self-care and evidence of effective interventions. In this Special Issue, we call for papers that address the measurement of self-care and papers that present findings from self-care intervention.
Prof. Dr. Tiny Jaarsma
Prof. Dr. Anna E. Strömberg
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- self-care monitoring
- chronic disease