How does multimorbidity affect middle-aged adults? A cross-sectional survey in the Singapore primary healthcare setting.
Sai Zhen Sim, Hui Li Koh, Sabrina Poay Sian Lee, Doris Yee Ling Young, Eng Sing Lee
BMC Fam Pract | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity is of increasing prevalence and importance. It has been associated with poorer health-related quality of life (HrQoL) especially in the elderly population. Despite substantial multimorbidity in the middle-aged population, defined as those aged between 40-64 years old, there is a paucity of research investigating the impact of multimorbidity in this population. This study aimed to investigate the association between multimorbidity and HrQoL in the middle-aged primary care population in Singapore. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted at a primary care centre in Singapore. Interviewer-administered questionnaires were used to collect data regarding the partic..View full abstract
Awarded by National Healthcare Group-Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University (SG)