Special Issue "Human Health Dynamics in the Mobile and Big Data Era"
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: 31 October 2021.
Interests: cognitive and social psychology; social cognition; sociophysics; virtual social dynamics; complex systems science to model psychological and social systems
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Interests: nursing sciences; chronic, comorbid and complex cases assessment and treatment
Interests: the role of social norms and reputation in influencing online behaviors; the relationship between ICTs and well-being; the psychosocial ergonomics of web‐based systems
The information and communication technologies (ICTs) revolution currently allows brand new and effective tools to improve assessment, management, and intervention opportunities to improve wellbeing and health support. In particular, the possibility to ensure continuous (i.e., longitudinal) medical services overall for chronic, comorbid, and complex diseases would reduce the cost of extended traditional assistance. Such technologies could increase access to health-related services, allowing an adaptive (more effective) approach for assessment and intervention procedures. Moreover, insights coming from big data and mobile technologies could be exploited for the empowerment of both patients and caregivers throughout advanced and scientifically grounded ICT-based services (e.g., real-time counseling, coaching system, artificial intelligence, home-based computer system).
In this regard, technological advancements may play an interesting role in supporting therapeutic compliance, promoting wellbeing, and enhancing health-related protective factors (e.g., knowledge, self-efficacy).
Papers addressing these topics are invited for this Special Issue, especially those combining a high academic standard coupled with a practical focus.
Dr. Andrea Guazzini
Dr. Laura Rasero
Dr. Mirko Duradoni
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Longitudinal assessment
- Adaptive assessment and intervention
- Caregiver support
- Therapeutic compliance
- Chronic, comorbid, and complex patient management
- Sustainable health and wellbeing
- Health impact
- Risk assessment
- Health and wellbeing
- Health inequalities
- Deprived communities
- Health behaviors
- Patient centered approach
- Computer-based health information/support system
- Big data based insights for health practices
- Mobile and VR technologies supporting health