Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (R01AG055681 to A.R.Q. and R01AG047891 to H.G.A. who contributed from the Yale Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center P30AG021342).
The Journals of Gerontology: Series A
Comorbidity, Chronic diseases -- Etiology
Multimorbidity is widely recognized as having adverse effects on health and wellbeing and may threaten the ability of older adults to live independently. Much of what is known about multimorbidity rests on research that has largely focused on one point in time, or from a static perspective. Given that there remains a lack of agreement in the field on how to standardize multimorbidity definitions and measurement, it is not surprising that analyzing and predicting multimorbidity development, progression over time, and its impact are still largely unaddressed. As a result, there are important gaps and challenges to measuring and studying multimorbidity in a longitudinal context. This Research Practice perspective summarizes pressing challenges and offers practical steps to move the field forward.
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Quiñones, A. R., Allore, H. G., Botoseneanu, A., Newsom, J. T., Nagel, C. L., & Dorr, D. A. (2020). Tracking multimorbidity changes in diverse racial/ethnic populations over time: issues and considerations. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, 75(2), 297-300.