Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Self-Care, Stress Management and Primary Care: From Salutogenesis and Health Promotion to Mind-Body Medicine


Publishing date
06 Sep 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
19 Apr 2013

Lead Editor

1Division of Integrative Health Promotion, Coburg University of Applied Sciences, 96450 Coburg, Germany

2Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA

3Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, Heidelberg University Hospital, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany


Self-Care, Stress Management and Primary Care: From Salutogenesis and Health Promotion to Mind-Body Medicine

Description

Stress is a major concern in medicine, and health promotion is its first line of defense. Facets of resiliency, salutogenesis, self-care, and other known—or assumed—stress management skills are now incorporated into health promotion, preventive medicine, and primary care. Research in this area is evolving and focuses on disease control and clinical outcomes, relapse prevention, stress-resilient or healthy life styles, and aspects of subjective or psychosocial well-being (i.e., quality of life).

We invite investigators to contribute original research or review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the molecular, physiological, neurobiological, and, particularly, clinical factors that underlie stress and stress management programs or related mind-body interventions. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical investigation of cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, and mind-body medical interventions, incorporating CAM or self-care procedures to reduce stress or better deal with its effects and outcomes in primary care, including communal and occupational health
  • Describing concepts of health promotion, resiliency, and salutogenesis and discussing their relevance for primary care
  • Identifying further settings and areas where mind-body medical skills could be applied
  • Discussing methodology and modern scientific means to measure stress, its modification, including life-style interventions, and an overall association with the field of general practice and primary care
  • Discussing and reviewing the modern “burn-out” phenomenon and evaluating CAM and the mind-body interventions that pretend to ameliorate (or prevent) it
  • Describing and examining practical means and technical aspects of “easy access” (i.e., low-threshold) stress management applications, e.g., in primary care
  • Correlating aspects of stress and stress reduction (from a primary care perspective) to the overarching field of stress as a social and biological phenomenon, and its significance in modern societies and medicine, even including happiness and flourishing research

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 676953
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of a Seven-Week Web-Based Happiness Training to Improve Psychological Well-Being, Reduce Stress, and Enhance Mindfulness and Flourishing: A Randomized Controlled Occupational Health Study

T. Feicht | M. Wittmann | ... | T. Esch
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 327415
  • - Editorial

Self-Care, Stress Management, and Primary Care: From Salutogenesis and Health Promotion to Mind-Body Medicine

Tobias Esch | Gregory L. Fricchione | ... | Michael Teut
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 387356
  • - Research Article

Sustainable Reduction of Sleepiness through Salutogenic Self-Care Procedure in Lunch Breaks: A Pilot Study

Sebastian Schnieder | Sarah Stappert | ... | Jarek Krajewski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 576258
  • - Research Article

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion in Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Examining Predictors of Disability

Elizabeth A. Hoge | Britta K. Hölzel | ... | Naomi M. Simon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 747694
  • - Review Article

A Systematic Review of Biopsychosocial Training Programs for the Self-Management of Emotional Stress: Potential Applications for the Military

Cindy Crawford | Dawn B. Wallerstedt | ... | Joan A. G. Walter
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 735731
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of a Salutogenetic Concept for Inpatient Psychosomatic Treatment

Thilo Hinterberger | Jochen Auer | ... | Thomas Loew
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 798260
  • - Research Article

Primary Prevention Programme for Burnout-Endangered Teachers: Follow-Up Effectiveness of a Combined Group and Individual Intervention of AFA Breathing Therapy

Katja Goetz | Thomas Loew | ... | Karin Tritt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 187641
  • - Research Article

What Do Resource-Oriented Approaches Mean to General Practitioners and How Can They Be Facilitated in Primary Care? A Qualitative Study

Franziska Prüfer | Stefanie Joos | Antje Miksch
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 489856
  • - Research Article

Mindful Walking in Psychologically Distressed Individuals: A Randomized Controlled Trial

M. Teut | E. J. Roesner | ... | B. Brinkhaus
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 168784
  • - Research Article

The Treatment of Depressed Chinese Americans Using Qigong in a Health Care Setting: A Pilot Study

Albert Yeung | Lauren E. Slipp | ... | Gregory L. Fricchione
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