Filipe Prazeres

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OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of multimorbidity in the adult population attending primary care in Portugal, to identify associated sociodemographic factors, and to reveal combinations of chronic health problems. DESIGN Cross-sectional, analytical study. SETTING Primary Care Centres in mainland Portugal across the five Portuguese Healthcare(More)
INTRODUCTION Multimorbidity is defined as the co-occurrence of more than one chronic disease in one person without assigning an index disease. This rapidly increasing phenomenon markedly influences patients' overall health, has major implications for effective provision of healthcare services and has a significant economic toll on individuals and society.(More)
BACKGROUND Multimorbidity has a high prevalence in the primary care context and it is frequently associated with worse health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Few studies evaluated the variables that could have a potential effect on HRQoL of primary care patients with multimorbidity. The purpose of this study, the first of its kind ever undertaken in(More)
OBJECTIVE To translate the European General Practice Research Network multimorbidity definition according to Portuguese cultural and linguistic features. METHODS Similar to the process completed in several other European countries, a forward and backward translation of the English multimorbidity definition using the Delphi technique was performed in(More)
BACKGROUND With the increasing prevalence of diabetes in patients aged over 75, the task of ensuring a good quality of life became even greater. This study aimed to evaluate quality of life of the very elderly (≥75 years) type 2 diabetic primary care patient, in an urban family practice setting. METHODS A cross sectional study was conducted. Quality of(More)
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