Special Issue "Functional Evaluation and Exercise Prescription in 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: 30 September 2021.
Interests: cardiopulmonary exercise testing; cardiovascular screening; functional evaluation; exercise prescription; chronic diseases; exercise physiology; high altitude physiology
Interests: physical activity; cardiopulmonary exercise testing; functional evaluation; exercise prescription; exercise training; chronic diseases
Interests: functional evaluation; physical activity; exercise prescription; cardiovascular risk; cardiovascular prevention; chronic diseases; cardiopulmonary exercise testing
The literature clearly demonstrates that cardiorespiratory fitness is a main predictor for patients’ all-cause mortality risk and that physical exercise training is one of the most important medical treatment options we have for different chronic diseases. However, in a real-world setting and in clinical routine, the “exercise pill” still remains an unfilled prescription. Moreover, this medical therapy must be individually prescribed with regard to training modality, intensity, dosage, and frequency, just as with drug prescriptions. Thus, specific professional education and training is needed to perform adequate functional evaluations and subsequent exercise training prescription. Indeed, professional knowledge with regard to physical exercise and training prescription must be integrated with know-how in internal medicine, cardiology, and pneumology as well as in conservative orthopedics. Furthermore, the aging of society, the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, and the economical need for cost-effective treatment modalities will lead to a huge request for medical professionals who engage in the prevention and cost-saving treatment of chronic diseases. Thus, functional evaluation and exercise prescription will become more and more important in the immediate future, because physical exercise training is an important pillar of an evidence-based disease prevention strategy and a highly effective and cost-saving treatment option in different chronic diseases.
Dr. Andrea Ermolao
Dr. Daniel Neunhaeuserer
Dr. Francesca Battista
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- physical activity
- endurance training
- strength training
- cardiopulmonary exercise testing