"It's a toss up between my hearing, my heart, and my hip": prioritizing and accommodating multiple morbidities by vulnerable older adults.

@article{Schoenberg2008ItsAT,
  title={"It's a toss up between my hearing, my heart, and my hip": prioritizing and accommodating multiple morbidities by vulnerable older adults.},
  author={Nancy E Schoenberg and Corinne R Leach and William E. Edwards},
  journal={Journal of health care for the poor and underserved},
  year={2008},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={
          134-51
        }
}
Nearly three quarters of older adults have multiple morbidities (MM). This study investigated which morbidities older adults prioritize, why, and how they accommodate these conditions, focusing on elders with two or more chronic conditions and low socioeconomic status. Methods. In-depth interviews were conducted with 41 older adults (most being African American women from the southeastern U.S., with two or more chronic illnesses). Results. Many participants reported worrying most about their… CONTINUE READING

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