Health-related quality of life in patients with non-communicable disease: study protocol of a cross-sectional survey

Last updated on 15-12-2021 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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Introduction Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are associated with lower health-related quality of life (HRQoL). However, knowledge about those diseases and predictors with a greater impact on patients’ HRQoL as well as knowledge on the complex relationship between HRQoL and comorbidities is lacking. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of NCDs on patients’ HRQoL, with a focus on multimorbidity and socioeconomic status. Methods and analysis A primary care-based cross-sectional study is conducted in Flanders (Belgium). Study participants (≥18 years) are medically diagnosed with at…

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