Quantifying the importance of disease burden on perceived general health and depressive symptoms in patients within the Mayo Clinic Biobank Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Chronic Disease
  • Depression
  • Quality of Life
  • Severity of Illness Index

abstract

  • Comorbid health burden has the strongest influence on deficits in self-perceived general health, while demographic factors show relatively minimal impact. For depressive symptoms, both age and comorbid health burden were equally important, with decreasing deficits in depressive symptoms with increasing age. For interpreting patient-reported metrics and comparison, one must account for comorbid health burden.

publication date

  • July 3, 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4490595

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/s12955-015-0285-6

PubMed ID

  • 26138599

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 95

volume

  • 13

number

  • 1