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What are the topics of definition for multimorbidity recognized in polish general practice?

Abstract : Introduction: Multimorbidity is defined according to the World Health Organization as the occurrence of two or more chronic conditions in one individual. The European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN) designed a new definition of multimorbidity, which was translated into 10 European languages. Polish is one of the participant countries. The aim of this study was to ensure that the definition is clear and useful. The research question was: What are the topics for multimorbidity recognized in Polish general practice? Method: Eleven semi-structured interviews with Polish general practitioners (GPs) were carried out. Data collection proceeded until saturation was reached. An open, axial and thematic coding was done in order to identify the criteria of multimorbidity for GPs. The multimorbidity academic definition (translated into polish language) was the model to perform the analysis using a grounded theory framework. Results: 501 codes were extracted after 11 interviews. All the themes proposed by the EGPRN’s definition were identified. Two new themes regarding GPs were identified: GP’s expertise and Doctor-patient relationship dynamic. Conclusion: All the definition themes have been recognized by the Polish GPs. Two new themes appeared. The definition is closely related to primary care and could be useful in Long Term Care.
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Alexandra Modorcea Mitran. What are the topics of definition for multimorbidity recognized in polish general practice?. Human health and pathology. 2014. ⟨dumas-01121199⟩



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