Special Issue "Healthy Aging: Past and Future Challenge"

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Marina Almeida-Silva
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H&TRC- Health & Technology Research Center, Lisbon School of Health Technology, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: environmental health; healthy ageing; susceptible population exposure to air pollutants; human health impacts to air pollutants; indoor and atmospheric air quality assessment; source apportionment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The continuous growth of older populations, as a consequence of demographic changes in Europe, is a huge challenge. To prevent costly and negative impacts effects on the population as a whole, it is crucial that the European societies increase their knowledge of promoting good health among older people, to promote good health and a better quality of life in later stages.

This Special Issue will evaluate the societal challenges of healthy aging, its impact in recent years, and future steps.

Dr. Marina Almeida-Silva
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Healthy aging
  • Old people
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Policies

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Interventions across the Retirement Transition for Improving Well-Being: A Scoping Review
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(12), 4341; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17124341 - 17 Jun 2020
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(1) Background: The work-to-retirement transition involves a process of psychologically and behaviorally distancing oneself from the workforce that is often accompanied by other social changes, which can influence health and well-being. However, research on interventions targeting the work-to-retirement transition to improve health status [...] Read more.
(1) Background: The work-to-retirement transition involves a process of psychologically and behaviorally distancing oneself from the workforce that is often accompanied by other social changes, which can influence health and well-being. However, research on interventions targeting the work-to-retirement transition to improve health status is limited. Our objective was to summarize and describe interventions aiming to improve well-being across the retirement transition; (2) Methods: We conducted a scoping review following the methodological framework described by Arksey and O’Malley; the Joanna Briggs Institute guidelines as well as the PRISMA-ScR statements; we systematically searched articles and gray literature to identify interventions and policies that aimed to improve well-being across the retirement transition. (3) Results: 15 publications were included, which comprised both experimental designs (n = 10) and systematic reviews (n = 5). (4) Conclusions: More research on how to promote overall well-being during the work-to-retirement transition is needed. The results of this scoping review show that most reported interventions address one single lifestyle behavior, and that relevant social determinants of health have been barely considered in their design. Future investigations need to consider vulnerable groups and country-specific structural conditions. Adopting a patient and public involvement approach will contribute to developing interventions that address the significant needs of those in the transition to retirement. Full article
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