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What is the definition of multi-morbidity in Bulgarian : a consensus procedure using Delphi-round and a forward, backward translation

Abstract : Introduction : Patients coming to their family physician (FP) usually have more than one condition or problem. The World Health Organization (WHO) has simply defined multimorbidity as two or more chronic conditions existing in one patient. However, this definition seems inadequate for a holistic approach to patient care within Family Medicine. Using systematic literature review the European General Practitioners Research Network (EGPRN) developed a comprehensive definition of multimorbidity. Objective : For practical and wider use, this definition had to be translated into other languages, including Bulgarian. Method: A Delphi method adapted for a Forward-Backward translation was used. The translation from English to Bulgarian was submitted by Delphi procedure to a panel of Bulgarian experts in primary care. Backward translation was performed with a blind back-translation principle. Results: The inclusion criteria of panel were kept. The Bulgarian translation was confirmed unanimously in one Delphi round. The Backward English translation was produced and agreed by the FPDM’s scientific committee. Discussion: The quality of the panel of experts FPs ensured a validated and reliable Bulgarian translation for the multimorbidity definition.
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Aldric Lucas. What is the definition of multi-morbidity in Bulgarian : a consensus procedure using Delphi-round and a forward, backward translation. Human health and pathology. 2015. ⟨dumas-01153267⟩

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