Illness representations in patients with multimorbid long-term conditions: qualitative study.

  title={Illness representations in patients with multimorbid long-term conditions: qualitative study.},
  author={Peter Bower and Elaine Harkness and Wendy Macdonald and Peter J Coventry and Christine E Bundy and Rona Moss-Morris},
  journal={Psychology & health},
  volume={27 10},
Most research on illness representations explores how patients view single conditions, but many patients report more than one long-term condition (known as multimorbidity). It is not known how multimorbidity impacts on patient illness representations. This exploratory qualitative study examined patients' representations of multimorbid long-term conditions and sought to assess how models of illness representation might need modification in the presence of multimorbidity. We explored two major… CONTINUE READING

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