Psychological distress and multimorbidity in primary care.

  title={Psychological distress and multimorbidity in primary care.},
  author={Martin Fortin and Gina Bravo and Catherine Hudon and Lise Lapointe and Marie-France Dubois and Jose Almirall},
  journal={Annals of family medicine},
  volume={4 5},
PURPOSE Psychological distress may decrease adherence to medical treatments and lead to poorer health outcomes of chronic diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between psychological distress and multimorbidity among patients seen in family practice after controlling for potential confounding variables and taking into account the severity of diseases. METHODS We evaluated 238 patients to construct quintiles of increasing multimorbidity based on the Cumulative Illness… CONTINUE READING

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