Special Issue "Recent Trends in Health Literacy Research, Health Status of the Population and Disease Prevention"
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: 4 October 2023 | Viewed by 2956
Interests: health literacy; health status; population; disease prevention; infodemiological study; chronic diseases; infectious diseases; health skills; health behavior; protection of health; quality of life
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research in Public Health, edited by Anna Kłak (Medical University of Warsaw), will provide an opportunity to review the knowledge of competences, skills, and health behavior of society, which affects the health of the population and the prevention of diseases, both chronic and infectious. The Editor is interested in original research, systematic reviews, and perspectives and commentaries that focus on methodological trends in health literacy, the health status of the population, and disease prevention, including factors which have preventive measures for the maintenance and improvement of health. Studies assessing the health skills and behavior of the population, the attitude to preventive measures in the protection of health—including vaccinations and a healthy lifestyle—and systemic factors, policies, and practices that support or inhibit the health status of the population are important in this regard. Reported results of studies assessing variables that affect the health of the population, including infodemiological studies, are encouraged.
This issue will help to characterize the definition and current theoretical/conceptual models for health literacy as well as their scope and importance to the provision of modern healthcare. The reporting of research findings on methods measuring the health literacy of individuals and population is of vital importance, and will provide an overview of current national and international political initiatives on the topic of health literacy.
Dr. Anna Kłak
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- health literacy
- health status
- population, disease prevention
- infodemiological study
- chronic diseases
- infectious diseases
- health skills
- health behavior
- protection of health
- quality of life