Special Issue "Effective Management of Chronic Diseases: Prevention, Assessment and Treatment"
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 2023 | Viewed by 16131
Interests: physiotherapy; physical therapy; chronic diseases; rehabilitation; respiration disorders
Interests: nurse; healthcare; chronic diseases; health education; respiration disorders
Chronic diseases are nonreversible, long-duration, slowly progressing pathologies. Approximately one in three adults suffers from multiple chronic diseases, which represent the leading cause of disability worldwide. The most prevalent chronic conditions are cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease, which are commonly associated with higher healthcare use and the worst clinical profile when healthcare is disrupted.
Identification of at-risk populations, early diagnosis, and prognosis prediction play major roles in preventing or reducing the burden of chronic illness. Addressing chronic disease is a major challenge for healthcare systems around the world, as it requires a long period of supervision, observation, care and/or rehabilitation.
Management focuses on the specific symptoms of the disease and complications arising (poor quality of life, social problems, limited activities of daily living, etc.), the prevention of comorbidities, and the implementation of proactive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered care.
This Special Issue in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health calls for papers addressing these topics, especially those investigating pharmacological and/or non-pharmacological medicine and care provided by allied health professionals in primary and specialty care to prevent, manage, assess, and treat chronic disease.
Dr. Marie Carmen Valenza
Dr. María Granados-Santiago
Dr. Laura López-López
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- chronic disease
- chronic condition
- well-being promotion
- disease management
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Relationship between physical factors, pronociceptive pain profile and psychological vulnerability on upper limb disability in older patients with chronic shoulder pain
Authors: Laura López-López
Affiliation: University of Granada
Abstract: Background: Chronic shoulder pain is a very prevalent condition causing disability and functional impairment. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the relationship between physical variables, psychological vulnerability, pronociceptive pain profile and disability in older people with chronic shoulder pain. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out. 56 participants with non-specific chronic shoulder pain of the “Complejo Hospitalario Universitario” (Granada) and 56 healthy controls were included. Outcomes evaluated were physical factors (visual analogue scale and dynamometry), psychological vulnerability (Fear-avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire and Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia), pronociceptive pain profile (pain pressure algometry) and disability (Quick Disability Arm Shoulder Hand questionnaire). Results: Disability showed a positive correlation with pain and psychological vulnerability (p<0.05); and a negative correlation with pronociceptive pain variables and dynamometry (p<0.001). Psychological vulnerability also presented a strong negative correlation with proprioceptive pain variables and dynamometry; and a positive correlation with pain (p<0.05). In regard to pronociceptive pain profile, a strong negative correlation with pain (p<0.001) and a positive moderate correlation with dynamometry (p<0.001) were showed. Conclusion: Our results support a strong association between disability, psychological vulnerability and pronociceptive pain profile in older adults with chronic shoulder pain.