Special Issues

Health Psychology in Healthcare Settings

Submission Deadline: 31 July 2021 (closed) View: 29

Guest Editors

Dr. Hailong Li
Division of Neonatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Li received Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, United States. Dr. Li is a Research Associate in the Division of Neonatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. His current research interests focus on Mental Health and pediatric medical image analysis.

Dr. Wiesława Grajkowska
Children's Memorial Health Institute (IPCZD) · Department of Pathology, Poland
Wiesława Grajkowska is interested in studying a) neurooncology of childhood and adult, b) neuropathology and the molecular basis of epilepsy associated with tuberous sclerosis and cortical dysplasia, and c) Health Psychology.


Health psychologists use psychological methods to understand the behaviour of patients with physical health conditions in relation to illness and healthcare, e.g., adherence to treatment regimes, and then apply that understanding to support patients and health care practitioners in changing and maintaining behaviours. There is growing evidence for the potential for health psychology to have a major impact on patient health outcomes and patient and professional wellbeing.

This issue will focus on health psychology in healthcare settings. These may be primary, secondary or tertiary healthcare settings, but not usually public health. The contents will include but not be limited to: systematic review of qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods evidence; the design and evaluation of interventions; working with health care professionals to design and implement changes in practice; the introduction of health psychology into multidisciplinary healthcare teams; practicing health psychology. Detailed descriptions of theory-based intervention development in any area of healthcare are particularly welcome.


The topics of interest for the special issue include, but not limited to, the following:

health psychology interventions
health psychology assessment
Rehabilitation of health psychology
health risk behaviours
health related behaviour change
health related cognitions
illness beliefs and behaviours
psychological processes in healthcare delivery

Published Papers

  • Open Access


    Neurodevelopmental in Relation to Breastfeeding–Experiences among Hungarian Preterm Infants at 12 Months of Corrected Age: Empirical Study

    Anna Szabina Szele, Beáta Erika Nagy
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 699-709, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021809
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Health Psychology in Healthcare Settings)
    Abstract Preterm and low birth weight infants are at higher risk of neurodevelopmental outcomes; breastfeeding offers several beneficial aspects for them. This study aimed to describe the average neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm infants and examine the associations between neurodevelopment and breastfeeding among Hungarian preterm infants at 12 months of corrected age. 154 preterm infants with low birth weight (<2500 g) and their mothers were participated in this study. Bayley-III Screening Test (Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development Screening Test, Third Edition) was administered to measure the cognitive, language and motor skills of infants; breastfeeding data was… More >

Share Link