BioMed Research International

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 616935
  • - Clinical Study

High-Intensity Interval Training in Patients with Substance Use Disorder

Grete Flemmen | Runar Unhjem | Eivind Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 187324
  • - Research Article

High-Intensity Strength Training Improves Function of Chronically Painful Muscles: Case-Control and RCT Studies

Lars L. Andersen | Christoffer H. Andersen | ... | Gisela Sjøgaard
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 191797
  • - Research Article

The Effect of a Short-Term High-Intensity Circuit Training Program on Work Capacity, Body Composition, and Blood Profiles in Sedentary Obese Men: A Pilot Study

Matthew B. Miller | Gregory E. P. Pearcey | ... | Duane C. Button
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 262386
  • - Research Article

Effect of Brief Daily Resistance Training on Occupational Neck/Shoulder Muscle Activity in Office Workers with Chronic Pain: Randomized Controlled Trial

Mark Lidegaard | Rene B. Jensen | ... | Lars L. Andersen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 802534
  • - Clinical Study

The Effect of NeuroMuscular Electrical Stimulation on Quadriceps Strength and Knee Function in Professional Soccer Players: Return to Sport after ACL Reconstruction

J. Taradaj | T. Halski | ... | M. Pasternok
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