Special Issue "Assessment and Management of Lifestyle-Related Risk Factors for the Prevention and Management of Non-communicable Disease in Primary and Community Care"
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 November 2021.
Interests: assessment of Lifestyle risk factors; lifestyle interventions for NCDs; determinants of Physical Activity and Sedentary Time; clinical exercise prescription; primary and community care; health professional education in lifestyle medicine (undergraduate/graduate)
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have emerged as a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, accounting for over two-thirds of deaths globally. Most of these diseases, including ischemic heart disease, chronic obstructive lung disease, hypertension, stroke, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, are caused or substantially influenced by lifestyle behavior and choices. The lifestyle behaviors that contribute unequivocally to these NCDs are smoking, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, alcohol consumption, stress, and sleep. Primary care (PC) is the optimal setting to address these behaviors to prevent, reverse, and manage NCDs. Primary care links secondary and tertiary health care and community services, acting as the linchpin for inter-sectoral NCD prevention and management. This Special Issue hopes to attract studies providing cutting edge information through high-quality and multi-disciplinary research that enhances our evidence base related to the assessment and management of lifestyle-related factors in primary and community care settings. We welcome research that focuses on, but is not limited to, the following lines of inquiry:
- Intervention studies using novel approaches to change unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, as well as longitudinal studies demonstrating participation trajectories.
- Studies examining the relationships between unhealthy lifestyle choices and NCDs across the life span, especially those that focus on stress and sleep quality.
- Process evaluation reporting challenges, facilitators, and barriers to implementation of lifestyle interventions in primary care and the wider community.
- Knowledge translation initiatives facilitating the uptake of new evidence regarding lifestyle risk factor assessment and management in routine clinical practice.
Dr. Gráinne O'Donoghue
Dr. Casey Peiris
Manuscript Submission Information
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- assessment and management of lifestyle risk factors
- non-communicable disease (NCD)
- primary and community care
- intervention studies
- implementation and process evaluation
- knowledge translation initiatives