Featured Review: Physiotherapy for people with mental health problems in Sub-Saharan African countries: a systematic review
This review demonstrated that physiotherapy is still largely neglected in the mental health care systems of Sub-Saharan African countries. This is probably due to poor knowledge of the benefits of physiotherapy within mental health care by policymakers, training institutes, and other mental health care professionals in Sub. Based on the current scientific evidence, this paper recommends the adoption of physiotherapy within mental health care services and investment in research and in training of professionals in SSA.
Aims and scope
Archives of Physiotherapy (formerly Italian Journal of Physiotherapy) is an open access journal disseminating research covering all aspects of physiotherapy. Featured topics include clinical trials in different areas of disability (musculoskeletal, neurological, cardio-pulmonary), diagnostic, measurement-focused, observational, prognostic and qualitative studies, as well as systematic reviews, meta-analyses and case reports. The journal also welcomes Letters to the Editor, which provide thoughtful debate on issues of concern to the physiotherapy profession and related disciplines.
The publication costs for Archives of Physiotherapy are covered by The Italian Society of Physiotherapy (Società Italiana di Fisioterapia, S.I.F.) and The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI).
5th National Congress of the Italian Society of Physiotherapy: meeting abstracts
Milan, Italy. 3-4 October 2015
2017 Journal Metrics
Days from submission to first decision: 100 days
Days from submission to acceptance: 157
Days from acceptance to publication: 15 days
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