Special Issue "Comprehensive Back Health Education: Teaching and Learning"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: teacher training; teacher professional development; physical education; back health education; knowledge; habits
During the second half of the 20th century, nonspecific low back pain (LBP) became one of the biggest problems for public health systems in the western world and now it seems to have spread throughout the world.
The monumental impact of musculoskeletal conditions was recognized by the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and numerous governments around the world through support for the Bone and Joint Decade initiative (2000 to 2010.)
The European Union has developed policies to promote action research in this field. Through "COST Action B13," a guide has been developed that gathers and organizes the scientific evidence on this issue. It aims to develop an effective intervention for the prevention of this problem, and to mark the direction of future research lines.
Currently, it is known that the prevalence of back problems at school age is high, and therefore deserves a more exhaustive study. The European guidelines for LBP prevention based on scientific studies and recent review studies conclude that there is insufficient evidence to recommend a generalized educational intervention in school-age children, but state that development of preventive programs and risk factor modification would be a positive move. So, we can say that there is a wide consensus on the need to address back health problems at early ages from an educational context. Comprehensive back health education interventions should focus on improving back health awareness and developing healthy habits through motivating activities.
The comprehensive back health education interventions should focus on improving back health awareness and develop healthy habits through motivating activities.
This Special Issue aims to show an analysis of the current state of educational interventions for the care and improvement of back health. In addition, it seeks to select the most important research studies on interventions under development, to point out the most effective models and methodological strategies in diverse educational contexts, as well as to point out the needs, challenges and future lines of research.
In this Special Issue, we invite you to share your work on back health education in children and adolescents. We would also be very interested in proposals like:
- The transfer of scientific knowledge to education: evidence for back health education.
- Back health in physical literacy.
- Educational models in back health education.
- Systematic reviews of interventions in back health education.
- Measuring instruments for the development of back health education in educational contexts.
- The current state of teacher training for the development of interventions for back health education: knowledge of the content and didactic knowledge of the content.
- The current state of knowledge and habits of the school population (primary and secondary) about back health.
- Education for back health: an intervention based on comprehensive models.
- Evidence of the implications of back health education on back health: a longitudinal study.
- Challenges for research in back health education in the 21st century.
Dr. Manuel Monfort-Pañego
Prof. Dr. Vicente Miñana-Signes
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