Special Issue "Interventions to Enhance an Active Lifestyle in High-Risk Populations"
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: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: health behavior change; goal processes; identity; lifestyle interventions; implementation
The current worldwide coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic has once again shown the importance of a healthy lifestyle, which includes being sufficiently physically active. An inactive lifestyle is one of the key preventable risk factors for developing a range of (chronic) diseases. However, meeting physical activity guidelines is difficult for most people, and even more for so for people at high risk of illness who would benefit the most from being physically active. High-risk populations include, amongst others, people with a lower socio-economic status or an ethnic minority background, people at high risk of, or diagnosed with, inactivity-related diseases, and people with low (health) literacy. Although these populations are in need of effective interventions to help them achieve an active lifestyle, the proposed programs are often not sufficiently tailored to their needs. For this Special Issue, we invite the submission of studies that can contribute to reducing health inequities by investigating interventions that enhance an active lifestyle in high-risk populations.
This Special Issue focuses on, but not exclusively, the following topics:
- Face-to-face, eHealth or blended interventions
- Development, evaluation, and/or implementation of interventions
- Processes of behavioural change to enhance an active lifestyle
Methodologies may include, but are not limited to, randomized controlled trials, non-controlled trials, within-subject studies, ecological momentary assessments, proof-of-concept studies, and (co-creation or user-centered) intervention development projects; systematic reviews and/or meta-analyses examining the effectiveness of (components of) interventions targeting active lifestyle are also of interest. We welcome quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods studies.
Dr. Winifred Anne Gebhardt
Dr. Eline Meijer
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Active lifestyle / physical activity
- High-risk populations
- Chronic disease
- (Mixed) methods