Special Issue "Adherence to Physical Exercise in Patients with Chronic Diseases"
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: 23 December 2021.
Interests: adherence to physical activity; motivation; multidimensional intervention; patients; chronic diseases; adults; old people; adolescents; children; barriers to physical exercise; physical education; dance
Assistant Guest Editor
Interests: Learning and motor control; neurorehabilitation; Parkinson's disease; Transcranial Magnetic Stimulaiton; tDCS; neurophysiology
Interests: adherence to physical exercise; multidimensional intervention; barriers to physical exercise; physical education; sports pedagogy
Interests: physical exercise; chronic diseases; pain; health; exergames; quality of life; older adults
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In recent years, numerous experimental studies have shown that physical exercise programs developed specifically for patients with chronic pathologies have been very effective in increasing the functions and quality of life for those who suffer from them. However, ensuring adherence to physical exercise practice beyond the completion of these experiments remains a challenge.
The most relevant publications in the scientific community on adherence to physical exercise shed light on the importance of the characteristics of the physical exercise program and the analysis of personal factors as the two main elements in order to guarantee the continuity of practice. However, despite this evidence, there is still no consensus in the literature regarding the guidelines to be followed by the programs or the most incipient personal variables to try to get patients to not only start a physical exercise program but also adhere to it.
In response to this deficit, the Network of Adherence to Physical Exercise in
Patients with Chronic Diseases has been established, with the aim of disseminating relevant knowledge in three ways, namely teaching, research, and transfer. This network is financed by the Higher Sports Council of the Ministry of Culture and Sports in Spain, and is led by the Center for Sports Studies of the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid, with the support of the Spanish Foundation for Research Aid in Parkinson’s and other Neurodegenerative Diseases as well as Go Fit Lab Health Innovation.
This Special Issue is presented as part of this network and serves as a research space for solving problems that affect all sectors—educational, economic, health, political, etc.—and creating responses from the scientific field that can be applied in society.
Prof. Dr. Diana Amado Alonso
Prof. Dr. Miguel Fernández Del Olmo
Prof. Dr. Fernando Del Villar Álvarez
Prof. Dr. Daniel Collado Mateo
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- physical exercise
- chronic diseases
- program features
- personal factors