Psychosocial factors associated with health-related quality of life in patients with chronic disease: Results of a cross-sectional survey

Last updated on 25-12-2023 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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OBJECTIVE: The impact of various psychosocial factors (sense of coherence, illness perception, patient enablement, self-efficacy, health literacy, personality) is not fully understood across a wide range of chronic diseases, and in particular in patients with multimorbidity. As such, this study assessed the key psychosocial factors associated with impaired health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with one or more chronic diseases based on cross-sectional data collected in Flanders (Belgium). METHODS: Cross-sectional data on 544 chronically ill patients were analysed. Multiple l…

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