Special Issue "Non-Pharmacological Interventions for the Management of Chronic Health Conditions and Non-Communicable Diseases"
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 March 2024 | Viewed by 8242
2.GIES Research Group, Basic Psychology Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 08192 Bellaterra, Spain
3.Research Group on Aging, Frailty and Care Transitions in Barcelona, Parc Sanitari Pere Virgili & Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), 08023 Barcelona, Spain
4.Faculty of Psychology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 08192 Bellaterra, Spain
Interests: psychooncology; health psychology; rehabilitation psychology; neuropsychology; mental health; healthy lifestyles; cognitive-behavioural approaches; multidisciplinary
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Non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs) are science-based and non-invasive practices for human health aimed to prevent, treat, or cure different health problems by employing different biological and/or psychological processes identified by using the scientific method. The range of NPIs is continuously expanding in prevention and therapy, occupying a prominent place in the health sciences that have become personalised, integral, and integrative. By selecting and implementing the NPIs that have the most scientific evidence, it is possible to improve the health-related quality of life of individuals, to slow down deterioration, to relieve pain, or to restore health at a lower economic and environmental cost, meeting the Hippocratic maxim “first, do no harm”. However, several barriers to its implementation still exist. One barrier is the lack of knowledge and dissemination of the specific NPIs for each disease. Additionally, there is still a lack of research on some NPIs regarding their effectiveness and/or efficacy. Altogether, this could represent scepticism in prescribing and/or demanding NPIs. This Special Issue addresses some critical research questions, which can be summarised as follows:
1) Which NPIs are the most effective in improving risk factors for chronic and/or non-communicable diseases in the clinical and general population?
2) What is the degree of knowledge on NPIs and their effectiveness?
3) What are health professionals' main barriers and facilitators for prescribing NPIs?
4) What are patients’ main barriers and facilitators for demanding NPIs?
Dr. Carmina Castellano-Tejedor
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- non-pharmacological interventions
- non-pharmacological approach
- chronic health conditions
- non-communicable disease
- risk factors
- multidisciplinary approach
- integrative medicine
- health prevention
- health promotion