Impact of Chronic Conditions and Multimorbidity on the Disability Burden in the Older Population in Belgium.

Last updated on 13-9-2019 by Jean Tafforeau

Peer reviewed scientific article




BACKGROUND: The increase in longevity along with a high prevalence of chronic conditions contribute to increased disability burden. Despite the high occurrence of multimorbidity observed in advanced ages, most studies are restricted to the investigation of individual diseases. In this study, we assessed the impact of chronic conditions and multimorbidity on the disability burden in the older population in Belgium.METHODS: Data from 9,482 participants in the 2001, 2004, or 2008 Belgian Health Interview Surveys aged 55 years or older were analyzed. Disability was defined based on the Global A…

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