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 Special Issue "Mobile Health and Mobile Rehabilitation for People with Disabilities"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Michael L. Jones
Virginia C. Crawford Research Institute, Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA

Dr. Frank Deruyter
Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA

Dr. John T. Morris
Virginia C. Crawford Research Institute, Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA

Special Issue Information

Mobile healthcare—the delivery of health and wellness services via mobile communication technologies—is witnessing prolific growth. Mobile health (mHealth) and mobile rehabilitation (mRehab) have been touted as important new approaches for the management of chronic health conditions, including those affecting people with disabilities.

Concerns have been raised that the proliferation of mHealth could increase health disparities if it disproportionately benefits advantaged populations and leaves vulnerable populations behind, including people with disabilities. mRehab—the use of mobile communications to support remote delivery of rehabilitation programs to patients at home or in the community—is less mature than mHealth and must also confront critical challenges of utility, efficacy, acceptance by patients and providers, integration into hospitals’ health information systems, and reimbursement.

In this Special Issue, we hope to summarize the current state-of-the-art in mHealth and mRehab service delivery, elucidate the challenges and barriers to adoption of mHealth/mRehab, and lay out an agenda for future research and development efforts in this area.

We encourage your submission of papers presenting original research findings, innovative mHealth/mRehab service delivery approaches, or review of critical barriers to adoption.

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • mHealth

  • mRehab

  • information and communication technologies

  • disability

  • chronic disease

  • self-management of health and wellness

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission