Nursing Research and Practice

Self-Care and Chronic Disease


Publishing date
18 Oct 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
31 May 2013

1College of Nursing, New York University, USA

2Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia

3School of Nursing, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

4School of Nursing, Pennsylvania State University, USA


Self-Care and Chronic Disease

Description

Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide accounting for almost 60% of all deaths and 43% of the global burden of disease. By 2020, chronic disease is expected to contribute to 73% of all deaths and 60% of the global burden of disease. The most prominent chronic diseases—cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and type 2 diabetes—are linked by common and preventable biological risk factors (i.e., high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, and obesity) as well as related major behavioral risk factors including unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and tobacco use. Self-care that includes self-management is a fundamental concern for nursing and essential to the prevention and management of chronic diseases. In fact, leading agencies across the globe emphasize patients' self-management of chronic illness symptoms and treatment.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the multidimensional influences on self-care in chronic disease, uncover predictors of self-care and related outcomes, develop, and evaluate strategies that help people live with chronic illness and maintain or improve their quality of life. We are particularly interested in articles describing self-care strategies that increase support systems and improve the patient's and the family's understanding of the chronic illness as well as improve skills and self-efficacy in self-care and self-management and focus on coping with symptoms associated with chronic illness. In addition, articles that explore self-care and self-management in diverse populations including children and varied chronic diseases in order to expand our understanding of the complexities of self-care are encouraged. Potential topics include, but not limited to:

  • Development and testing of novel and effective interventions to improve self-care in patients with chronic disease
  • Identification and measurement of biomarkers/correlates of self-care in chronic diseases
  • The influence of comorbid conditions on self-care in chronic disease
  • Chronic disease and self-care in vulnerable groups including ethnic minorities, children, women, and global populations
  • Use of multidisciplinary approaches including clinical practice strategies to improve self-care
  • Discussion of novel research methodologies
  • Addressing the continuum of chronic disease from prevention to palliative care

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/nrp/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/nrp/selfc/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 827409
  • - Editorial

Self-Care and Chronic Disease

Victoria Vaughan Dickson | Robyn A. Clark | ... | Harleah G. Buck
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 507910
  • - Research Article

Health Literacy and Global Cognitive Function Predict E-Mail but Not Internet Use in Heart Failure Patients

Jared P. Schprechman | Emily C. Gathright | ... | Joel W. Hughes
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 407608
  • - Review Article

Cardiovascular Disease Self-Care Interventions

Victoria Vaughan Dickson | Jill Nocella | ... | Deborah Chyun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 192782
  • - Review Article

The Conceptualization and Measurement of Comorbidity: A Review of the Interprofessional Discourse

Salimah H. Meghani | Harleah G. Buck | ... | Mary D. Naylor
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 492729
  • - Research Article

A Supportive-Educational Intervention for Heart Failure Patients in Iran: The Effect on Self-Care Behaviours

Vahid Zamanzadeh | Leila Valizadeh | ... | Fatemeh Jamshidi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 178976
  • - Research Article

Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Psychometric Testing of the Brazilian Version of the Self-Care of Heart Failure Index Version 6.2

Christiane Wahast Ávila | Barbara Riegel | ... | Eneida Rejane Rabelo-Silva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 291767
  • - Research Article

Cancer, Health Literacy, and Happiness: Perspectives from Patients under Chemotherapy

Sara Maria Oliveira Pinto | Sílvia Maria Alves Caldeira Berenguer | José Carlos Amado Martins
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 254352
  • - Clinical Study

Predictors of Better Self-Care in Patients with Heart Failure after Six Months of Follow-Up Home Visits

Melina Maria Trojahn | Karen Brasil Ruschel | ... | Eneida Rejane Rabelo-Silva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 353290
  • - Research Article

Health Literacy Influences Heart Failure Knowledge Attainment but Not Self-Efficacy for Self-Care or Adherence to Self-Care over Time

Aleda M. H. Chen | Karen S. Yehle | ... | Kimberly S. Plake
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 492893
  • - Research Article

Type 2 Diabetes Risk among Asian Indians in the US: A Pilot Study

Annie Thomas | Alyce Ashcraft
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