Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University


Research Brief: Managing Multiple Chronic Conditions. A Qualitative Study of the Perceptions of Older Adults, Family Caregivers and Healthcare Providers

The study used a qualitative interpretive description design and involved face-to-face interviews of (a) older adults aged 65 years and older who had 3 or more multiple chronic conditions (focusing on those with at least one of diabetes, dementia or stroke), (b) family caregivers of older adults with 3 or more multiple chronic conditions and (c) healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, registered nurses, personal support workers, rehabilitation therapists, social workers and dietician) who help older adults and their family caregivers manage MCC. The study was conducted in Ontario and Alberta.

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Published on: January 14, 2015

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