Do replicable profiles of multimorbidity exist? Systematic review and synthesis
Ljoudmila Busija, Karen Lim, Cassandra Szoeke, Kerrie M Sanders, Marita P McCabe
European Journal of Epidemiology | SPRINGER | Published : 2019
This systematic review aimed to synthesise multimorbidity profiling literature to identify replicable and clinically meaningful groupings of multimorbidity. We searched six electronic databases (Medline, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Scopus, and Web of Science) for articles reporting multimorbidity profiles. The identified profiles were synthesised with multidimensional scaling, stratified by type of statistical analysis used in the derivation of profiles. The 51 studies that met inclusion criteria reported results of 98 separate analyses of multimorbidity profiling, with a total of 407 multimorbidity profiles identified. The statistical techniques used to identify multimorbidity profiles were e..View full abstract
This study was partially funded by a seeding grant from the Office of Deputy of Vice-Chancellor (Research), Australian Catholic University. We thank Kathryn Duncan, research librarian at Australian Catholic University, who provided assistance with developing the search strategy.