Special Issue of infermieristica journal: self-care in chronic illness

Barbara Riegel, Tiny Jaarsma and Anna Stromberg in 2012 published “A Middle-Range Theory of Self-Care of Chronic Illness” 1. In this article, self-care acquires a central role in the management of chronic illness, but the process of self-care turns out to be much more complex than previously thought. The authors divide the process into three interrelated elements labeled as self-care maintenance, self-care monitoring, and self-care management. Self-care maintenance, performed in healthy and illness states, involves all those behaviors used to keep oneself healthy – getting a good night sleep, taking prescribed medication, exercise, etc. Self-care monitoring is a process of routine, vigilant body monitoring, surveillance, or “body listening”. Self-care management involves an evaluation of changes in physical and emotional signs and symptoms to determine if action is needed. These changes may be due to illness, treatment, or the environment 2.

In this special issue, the objective of infermieristica journal is to emphasize the topic. We want to promote greater outreach and encourage the adoption of self-care in health care and rehabilitation centers. Following you will find all the different types of papers you can submit:

  • Editorial
  • Original scientific research
  • Systematic reviews with or without meta-analysis
  • Narrative, integrative, rapid and scoping reviews
  • Case report
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Cultural article

infermieristica journal is a free, independent and open access scientific journal founded in 2022. Your research is important and must be disseminated and read worldwide, which is why we have chosen to accept only English-language articles. 

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  1. Riegel, B., Jaarsma, T., Stromberg, A. (2012). A Middle-Range Theory of Self-Care of Chronic Illness. Advances in Nursing Science, 35(3):194-204. PMID: 22739426. DOI: 10.1097/ANS.0b013e318261b1ba ↩︎
  2. Riegel, B., Jaarsma, T., Lee, C.S., Stromberg, A. (2019). Integrating Symptoms into the Middle-Range Theory of Self-Care of Chronic Illness. Advances in Nursing Science, 42(3), 206-215. PMID: 30475237. PMCID: PMC6686959. DOI: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000237 ↩︎