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Chronic Non-communicable Diseases, Pain, and Coping Strategies: An Overview



Amani Mechraoui1, Eya Bouzouraa1, Nadhir Hammami1, *
1 High Institute of Sport and Physical Education of Kef, University of Jendouba, Le Kef, Tunisia


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* Address correspondence to this author at the High Institute of Sport and Physical Education of Kef, University of Jendouba, Campus of Boulifa, 7100, Le Kef, Tunisia; Tel: +216 58 156 107; Fax: +216 78 238 037; Emails: nedhirhammami@gmail.com, nadhir.hammami@issepkef.u-jendouba.tn


Abstract

Around the world, chronic diseases have impacted the health and quality of life of many individuals. These chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, and lung disease, are expensive to treat, frequently require lifelong care, and worsen drastically if treatment is postponed or of poor quality. This phenomenon will place pressure on healthcare systems to adjust to meet these evolving demands by creating efficient preventive strategies. One of the key epidemiological trends of the current times is the rise of chronic and degenerative diseases. This study will provide an overview of chronic diseases and helps to provide a more detailed image of pain and coping strategies. This requires adapting health systems and health policies and a shift from disease-centered to people-centered approaches and population health measures.

Keywords: Disability, Mobility, Coping strategies, Pain, NCDs, YLDs.