The Rehabilitation Advances in Developing Health Systems, an open-access scholarly journal published by AOSIS, aims to disseminate cutting-edge research and promote innovative ideas in the field of rehabilitation with a particular focus on strengthening health systems in developing economies. The journal seeks to provide a platform for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and other stakeholders to share their knowledge and contribute to the advancement of rehabilitation services in low-income settings.
The journal’s scope encompasses a wide range of topics related to rehabilitation, with a focus on the following areas:
- Innovations or conceptual ideas to strengthen rehabilitation in health systems: The journal welcomes articles that propose new ideas, approaches, and technologies to enhance rehabilitation practices within the broader context of health systems. This includes research on novel interventions, tools, and strategies to improve patient outcomes and enhance the delivery of rehabilitation services.
- Methods to improve resilience and adaptability of rehabilitation services: The journal encourages submissions that explore methods and frameworks to enhance the resilience and adaptability of rehabilitation services in the face of challenges such as resource constraints, natural disasters, or public health emergencies. This includes research on disaster preparedness, community-based rehabilitation models, and innovative service delivery approaches.
- Research conducted in low-income settings (developing economies) to advance rehabilitation: The journal provides a platform for research conducted in low-income settings, with a focus on how such research can contribute to the advancement of rehabilitation practices. This includes studies on the effectiveness and scalability of rehabilitation interventions, as well as the identification of barriers and facilitators to the implementation of rehabilitation programs in resource-limited settings.
- Initiatives or theories to promote rehabilitation as a priority health strategy: The journal welcomes articles that discuss initiatives, policies, and theories aimed at promoting rehabilitation as a priority within national health strategies. This includes research on advocacy efforts, policy frameworks, and theoretical models that highlight the importance of rehabilitation in achieving universal health coverage and addressing the burden of disability.
- Multi-stakeholder and multidisciplinary approaches to advance or strengthen rehabilitation and ensure inclusion in national health insurance: The journal seeks to promote research that explores multi-stakeholder and multidisciplinary approaches to advancing rehabilitation services. This includes studies on collaborations between healthcare professionals, policymakers, researchers, and other stakeholders to develop inclusive and sustainable rehabilitation programs. Additionally, the journal encourages research on the integration of rehabilitation services into national health insurance schemes to ensure equitable access for all.
- Education research to future-proof rehabilitation professions: The journal recognizes the importance of education and training in preparing rehabilitation professionals for the evolving healthcare landscape. It welcomes research on innovative educational approaches, curriculum development, and competency frameworks that aim to future-proof rehabilitation professions. This includes studies on the integration of emerging technologies, interprofessional education, and strategies to address workforce shortages in rehabilitation.
Overall, the journal Rehabilitation Advances in Developing Health Systems provides a platform for researchers and practitioners to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and contribute to the advancement of rehabilitation services in developing health systems. The journal is committed to promoting open access to facilitate global collaboration and ensure the broad dissemination of research findings to support evidence-based practice and policy development in the field of rehabilitation.