CFS: Stress, Psychoneuroimmunology and Allostasis (Biol Res Nurs)

BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH FOR NURSING: Integrating Biobehavioral Research into Health Care
SPECIAL ISSUE: Nursing Research in Stress, Psychoneuroimmunology and Allostasis Guest Editor: Maureen Groer, RN, PhD, FAAN
Deadline: December 5, 2011

Investigators are invited to submit manuscripts related to nursing research on stress, immune effects of stress, and allostasis for a special issue of Biological Research for Nursing. Many studies now support the concept that stress leads to immune changes of significance for human health. Allostasis and allostatic load comprise a leading theory of how stress exerts these psychoneuroimmunological effects. Theoretical papers, literature reviews and manuscripts describing studies that include stress and immunity as well as biomarkers of allostatic load will bring together these conceptualizations into an evidence-based paradigm for preventing and intervening in stress-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, allergies and autoimmunity. Biological Research for Nursing is the only journal specifically intended to deliver basic, clinical, and applied research about biological changes in healthy and unhealthy populations to nurses. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles that address issues such as:
􀂾 Theoretical foundations that increase understanding of biological and physiological changes in health and illness
􀂾 Enhancements in health care interventions developed through biological and physiological research findings
􀂾 New methods, instruments, and techniques for biological and physiological research
Editorial Contact Information
Contact the guest editor with queries about appropriate topics or works in progress for the special issue:
Maureen Groer, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, College of Nursing
University of South Florida
12910 Bruce B Downs Blvd.
Tampa, Fl 33612
Email: mgroer@health.usf.edu
Contact the managing editor with questions about the manuscript-submission process:
Marnie Wiss, Managing Editor
Tel: 352-335-4195
Fax: 352-378-2731
Email: marnie.wiss@unlv.edu
Author guidelines and other information relevant to submission: http://brn.sagepub.com/

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