Pain at Midlife: Impact on Health and Health Behaviors
Women's Midlife Health is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special theme issue on Pain at Midlife: Impact on Health and Health Behaviors . Guest edited by Carol Derby and Jelena Pavlovic (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), this special issue will highlight the problem of pain in midlife and its impact on health and health behaviors during the midlife years and as women age. We are looking for papers that address the incidence and prevalence of pain in the midlife, risk factors for pain at this lifestage, and its impact on physical and psychological health. Papers addressing how pain may alter physical, psychological, social and cognitive function as well as how it may change health behaviors are also of interest. Papers characterizing care seeking and treatment patterns, including under-treatment or over-treatment are also of interest. We request that papers be submitted by May 15th 2018. Papers can be submitted here.
Aims and scope
Women’s Midlife Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers original and review articles focused on the physical and mental health of women during midlife, including articles on aging, reproductive aging and their inter-relationship. The journal focuses on research that provides new insights into the health transitions that occur during midlife, welcoming research that examines the vulnerabilities and opportunities during this life stage and their consequences for healthy aging.
Women's Midlife Health aims to enhance understanding of the bi-directional relationships between changes in reproductive endocrinology and functioning, physical and mental health during midlife. It contributes to clinical and public health knowledge about common underling mechanisms of disease and functional decline and encourages submissions of translational research that may enhance opportunities for healthy aging.
The journal considers clinical and population-based research on health in the mid-life and its determinants and welcomes papers that provide international perspectives or data on the health of midlife women in low and middle income countries. Papers that consider the impact of the environment, occupation, and behavioural or social factors on health and disease processes during this lifestage are encouraged.
Topic areas include but are not restricted to
- Arthritis and Bone Health
- Cardiovascular Health
- Cognitive and Physical Functioning
- Gynecology/ Reproductive Endocrinology
- Nutrition/ Obesity Diabetes/ Metabolic Syndrome
- Menopause, Ovarian Aging
- Mental Health
- Quality of Life
- Proceedings from the Global Forum on Bioethics in Research (GFBR)’s “Ethics of Research in Pregnancy” meeting
- Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: sharing data and experiences to accelerate eradication and improve care: part 1
- Childbirth in Brazil
- Building community-level resilience for the care of women with pre-eclampsia
- Community insights from four low- and middle-income countries into normal and complicated pregnancies
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Featured Article Collections
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Call for papers
We invite you to submit an article to one of our thematic series/collections:
- Female genital mutilation/cutting
Submissions can be in a variety of formats, such as personal testimonies, case studies, descriptions of programs, and reports of interventions that have been tested and shown to decrease FGM/C or episiotomies. We will encourage publication about these programs at local, regional or hospital level and also changes over time of prevalence/ incidence. Click here to access the latest articles in the series.
- Respectful care during childbirth at health facilities
In this series we aim to publish high-quality results from primary qualitative and quantitative research, as well as commentaries from both the research community and from less heard voices in maternal health, such as human rights activists, advocacy groups, and grassroots organizations. Click here to access the latest articles in the series.