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New Technologies for the Management and Rehabilitation of Chronic Diseases and Conditions


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1Catholic University of Milan, Milan, Italy

2University of Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy

3University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

4University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

5Middlesex University, London, UK


New Technologies for the Management and Rehabilitation of Chronic Diseases and Conditions

Description

Clinically and cost effective management of chronic diseases and conditions (such as cardiovascular pathologies, diabetes, obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic pain, traumatic brain injuries, etc.), more common in elderly persons, typically requires long-term monitoring and treatment protocols in out-patient settings. New technologies can help clinicians and motivate patients in maintaining significant lifestyle behavior changes; improving health outcomes, quality of life and well-being; and ensuring functional patient empowerment and engagement.

Different electronic health systems have been implemented in chronic disease management using stationary and mobile computers, communicators, PDAs, palmtops, mobile phones, and other mobile platforms with different access to data technology (Internet, SMS, WAP, GPRS, 3G, WIFI, etc.). New challenges in the use of technology have to overcome some barriers such as organizational and technological difficulties, lack of technology acceptance, costs of system implementation and maintenance, lack of system interoperability with other IT tools, decrease in communication between clinicians and patients, patients and personnel, and difficulty in some data processing due to the limitations of devices used in patient monitoring (Mohammadzadeh and Safdari, Patient monitoring in mobile health: opportunities and challenges, Med Arh 68,2014, 57-60).

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles, clinical studies, and review papers that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand and discover the potential role of new technologies in chronic care management.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Telemedicine and eHealth applications
  • Biomedical sensors and devices, integrated platforms, and disappearing technologies for remote monitoring and management
  • Web and Internet based clinical protocols in psychology and medicine
  • mHealth (mobile Health) solutions and applications

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 180436
  • - Editorial

New Technologies for the Management and Rehabilitation of Chronic Diseases and Conditions

Gianluca Castelnuovo | Giancarlo Mauri | ... | Stephen Goss
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 328636
  • - Review Article

Effects of Supervised Multimodal Exercise Interventions on Cancer-Related Fatigue: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

José Francisco Meneses-Echávez | Emilio González-Jiménez | Robinson Ramírez-Vélez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 912980
  • - Clinical Study

The Effects of Aquatic Exercises on Physical Fitness and Muscle Function in Dialysis Patients

Wioletta Dziubek | Katarzyna Bulińska | ... | Marek Woźniewski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 720483
  • - Research Article

Co-Designing Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Environments: Unravelling the Situated Context of Informal Dementia Care

Amy S. Hwang | Khai N. Truong | ... | Alex Mihailidis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 403012
  • - Clinical Study

The Effect of Park and Urban Environments on Coronary Artery Disease Patients: A Randomized Trial

Regina Grazuleviciene | Jone Vencloviene | ... | Christopher Gidlow
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 375638
  • - Research Article

A Portable Gait Asymmetry Rehabilitation System for Individuals with Stroke Using a Vibrotactile Feedback

Muhammad Raheel Afzal | Min-Kyun Oh | ... | Jungwon Yoon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 812961
  • - Research Article

A Bidimensional System of Facial Movement Analysis Conception and Reliability in Adults

Marjolaine Baude | Emilie Hutin | Jean-Michel Gracies
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