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Time spent on health-related activities by senior Australians with chronic diseases: what is the role of multimorbidity and comorbidity?

Islam, Md Mofizul; McRae, Ian; Yen, Laurann; Jowsey, Tanisha; Valderas, Jose


Objective: To examine the effect of various morbidity clusters of chronic diseases on health-related time use and to explore factors associated with heavy time burden (more than 30 hours/month) of health-related activities. Methods: Using a national survey, data were collected from 2,540 senior Australians. Natural clusters were identified using cluster analysis and clinical clusters using clinical expert opinion. We undertook a set of linear regressions to model people's time use, and logistic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12355
Access Rights: Open Access


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