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How do different combinations of the number of diseases and experienced symptoms relate to life satisfaction in 80-year-olds?

Steij Stålbrand, Ingela LU ; Svensson, Torbjörn LU ; Elmståhl, Sölve LU and Horstmann, Vibeke LU (2012)
Abstract
Objectives: This study explores how different combinations of the number of diseases and experienced symptoms are related to life satisfaction in a population of 296 eighty-year-olds in southern Sweden.

Methods: Three different models, visualizing different health profiles, in the form of reported number of diseases and number of experienced symptoms in different combinations were created and are presented. Results: The results showed that number of symptoms had a stronger relation to life satisfaction than number of diseases on their own do. Discussion: It is important to consider not only diseases, but also symptoms when having life satisfaction as an outcome. The three different models explored in this study may serve... (More)
Objectives: This study explores how different combinations of the number of diseases and experienced symptoms are related to life satisfaction in a population of 296 eighty-year-olds in southern Sweden.

Methods: Three different models, visualizing different health profiles, in the form of reported number of diseases and number of experienced symptoms in different combinations were created and are presented. Results: The results showed that number of symptoms had a stronger relation to life satisfaction than number of diseases on their own do. Discussion: It is important to consider not only diseases, but also symptoms when having life satisfaction as an outcome. The three different models explored in this study may serve different purposes depending on the research question or context, for example intervention, treatment or care. (Less)
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comorbidity, multimorbidity, symptoms, elders, life satisfaction
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  abstract     = {Objectives: This study explores how different combinations of the number of diseases and experienced symptoms are related to life satisfaction in a population of 296 eighty-year-olds in southern Sweden. <br/><br>
Methods: Three different models, visualizing different health profiles, in the form of reported number of diseases and number of experienced symptoms in different combinations were created and are presented. Results: The results showed that number of symptoms had a stronger relation to life satisfaction than number of diseases on their own do. Discussion: It is important to consider not only diseases, but also symptoms when having life satisfaction as an outcome. The three different models explored in this study may serve different purposes depending on the research question or context, for example intervention, treatment or care.},
  author       = {Steij Stålbrand, Ingela and Svensson, Torbjörn and Elmståhl, Sölve and Horstmann, Vibeke},
  keyword      = {comorbidity,multimorbidity,symptoms,elders,life satisfaction},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {How do different combinations of the number of diseases and experienced symptoms relate to life satisfaction in 80-year-olds?},
  year         = {2012},
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