The impact of multimorbidity patterns on health-related quality of life in the general population: results of the Belgian Health Interview Survey

Last updated on 16-2-2022 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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Background Chronic diseases and multimorbidity are a major cause of disease burden—for patients, caregivers, and society. Little is known however about potential interaction effects between specific disease combinations. Besides an additive effect, the presence of multiple conditions could also act synergistically or antagonistically regarding the impact on patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The aim was to estimate the impact of coexisting chronic diseases on HRQoL of the adult general Belgian population. Methods The Belgian Health Interview Survey 2018 provided data…

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