panel survey of an adult sample in the United States
In the US, approximately 53% of adults have at least one chronic condition. Comorbid physical and mental health conditions often have an incremental negative impact on health-related quality of life (HRQL). Primary study objectives were to quantify the impact on HRQL of a) ≥ 1 physical condition , b) ≥ 1 comorbid mental health conditions added to a physical one, c) ≥ 1 mental health condition, and d) ≥ 1 comorbid physical conditions added to at least one related to mental health. Decrements were based on a "Healthy" reference group reporting no chronic conditions.
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 2012, Vol 10
Adult; Chronic Disease; Comorbidity; Female; Health Status; Health Surveys; Humans; Male; Mental Disorders; Middle Aged; Quality of Life; Self Report; United States