Journal article

The Joint Effect of Physical Multimorbidity and Mental Health Conditions Among Adults in Australia

Marie Ishida, Emily SG Hulse, Robert K Mahar, Jane Gunn, Rifat Atun, Barbara McPake, Naveen Tenneti, Kanya Anindya, Gregory Armstrong, Patrick Mulcahy, Will Carman, John Tayu Lee

Preventing Chronic Diseases: Public health research, practice, and policy | CENTERS DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION | Published : 2020


INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of chronic physical and mental health conditions is rising globally. Little evidence exists on the joint effect of physical and mental health conditions on health care use, work productivity, and health-related quality of life in Australia. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, waves 9 (2009), 13 (2013), and 17 (2017). Economic effects associated with multimorbidity were measured through health service use, work productivity loss, and health-related quality of life. We used generalized estimating equations to assess the effect of the association between physical multimorbidity and mental health condi..

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