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Submissions invited for Healthcare Special Issue

Globally, stroke continues to be a leading cause of death and long-term disability. Annually, stroke affects approximately 15 million people; 75% of strokes occur in adults aged 65 years or older. Due to the greater prevalence of comorbid conditions in the older population, the consequences of stroke in those cases are more severe. Although the overall incidence of stroke is declining in many high-income countries, the absolute number of strokes continues to increase because of the ageing population in high-income and low- as well as middle-income countries, in addition to improved survival.

Primary and secondary prevention, or recovery-focused interventions in the community, may reduce the impact of stroke and improve the quality of life in older adults, but evidence is often limited to solutions trialed in high-income countries. The use of technology is also expanding the ability to reach more people in providing support following care in hospitals after stroke.

This Special Issue seeks empirical and review papers related to any of these themes, and is not intended to exclude other topics that may be relevant to stroke and ageing. Early phase or pilot projects for prevention, education, or rehabilitation after stroke in older adults, as well as projects highlighting technology-based interventions to support people in the community after stroke or those focused on consumer involvement, will also be considered.

Prof. Dr. Dominique A. CadilhacDr. Olivia BrancatisanoDr. Tharshanah ThayabaranathanGuest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, go to the submission form.

Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline of 15 September 2023. All submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Healthcare 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 2000 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.