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High-Intensity Physical Training in the Treatment of Chronic Diseases and Disorders


Publishing date
11 Apr 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
22 Nov 2013

1National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark

2Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John’s, NL, Canada

3Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland

4CUNY Lehman College, New York, NY, USA


High-Intensity Physical Training in the Treatment of Chronic Diseases and Disorders

Description

Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases, are the leading cause of mortality worldwide, accounting for two-thirds of all deaths. Chronic diseases can also have major physical and psychosocial consequences. Musculoskeletal disorders, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, neck pain, and low back pain, are associated with disability, loss of productivity at work, and sick leave. Neurological disorders can affect both physical and mental function and lead to major disability and suffering. Regular physical training has the ability to prevent or even reverse some of the symptoms of chronic diseases and disorders. In recent years, high-intensity physical training, such as high-intensity cardiovascular training or strength training, has become increasingly popular in rehabilitation of many chronic diseases and disorders. However, the efficacy and safety of such high-intensity physical training in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and disorders still need to be explored. We invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that investigate the role of high-intensity physical training in the treatment of chronic diseases and disorders in the general population, that is, in all age-groups and both genders. Potential topics on the role of high-intensity physical training in the treatment of chronic diseases and disorders include, but are not limited to:

  • The major chronic diseases (diabetes, stroke, heart disease, cancer, and chronic respiratory disease)
  • Musculoskeletal disorders (e.g., osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, neck pain, and low back pain)
  • Neurological conditions (e.g., Parkinson’s disease and ADHD)
  • Critical illness (postintensive care unit discharge)
  • Postsurgical physical training (e.g., after hip or knee replacement, or ACL repair)
  • Psychosocial aspects (e.g., effect of exercise on quality of life, mood, and social inclusion)
  • Muscular and neural adaptation mechanisms
  • Validation of exercise selection for rehabilitation (e.g., comparing intensity of different exercises with electromyography)
  • Factors influencing training adherence
  • Effectiveness for improved physical and cognitive function and reduced disability
  • Safety and tolerance of physical training for patients
  • Cost of interventions (cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness)
  • Importance of nutrients (e.g., protein supplementation)

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 927304
  • - Editorial

High-Intensity Physical Training in the Treatment of Chronic Diseases and Disorders

Lars L. Andersen | David G. Behm | ... | Brad J. Schoenfeld
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 429031
  • - Review Article

The Role of Physical Exercise in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Jan Bilski | Bartosz Brzozowski | ... | Tomasz Brzozowski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 278512
  • - Clinical Study

The Effects of High-Intensity versus Low-Intensity Resistance Training on Leg Extensor Power and Recovery of Knee Function after ACL-Reconstruction

Theresa Bieler | Nanna Aue Sobol | ... | Nina Beyer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 583507
  • - Review Article

Motor Training in Degenerative Spinocerebellar Disease: Ataxia-Specific Improvements by Intensive Physiotherapy and Exergames

Matthis Synofzik | Winfried Ilg
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 728289
  • - Research Article

High-Intensity Intermittent Swimming Improves Cardiovascular Health Status for Women with Mild Hypertension

Magni Mohr | Nikolai Baastrup Nordsborg | ... | Peter Krustrup
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 398960
  • - Clinical Study

Resistance Exercise with Older Fallers: Its Impact on Intermuscular Adipose Tissue

Janelle L. Jacobs | Robin L. Marcus | ... | Paul LaStayo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 121273
  • - Clinical Study

Resistance Training and Testosterone Levels in Male Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Undergoing Dialysis

Stig Molsted | Jesper L. Andersen | ... | Niels Jørgensen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 176190
  • - Clinical Study

Interleukin-6 and Vitamin D Status during High-Intensity Resistance Training in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Stig Molsted | Pia Eiken | ... | Adrian P. Harrison
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 762986
  • - Clinical Study

Physical Performance Is Associated with Working Memory in Older People with Mild to Severe Cognitive Impairment

K. M. Volkers | E. J. A. Scherder
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 843095
  • - Research Article

High versus Moderate Intensity Running Exercise to Impact Cardiometabolic Risk Factors: The Randomized Controlled RUSH-Study

Wolfgang Kemmler | Michael Scharf | ... | Simon von Stengel
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