Multimorbidity is common in patients living in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation and is associated with poor quality of life, but the reasons behind this are not clear. Exploring the ‘everyday life work’ of patients may reveal important barriers to self-management and wellbeing. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the management of multimorbidity and ‘everyday life work’ in patients living in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation in Scotland, as part of a programme of work on multimorbidity and deprivation.
- qualitative study
- chronic illness
- primary care
O'Brien, R., Wyke, S., Guthrie , B., Watt , G., & Mercer , S. (2014). The ‘everyday work’ of living with multimorbidity in socioeconomically deprived areas of Scotland. Journal of Comorbidity , 4(1), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.15256/joc.2014.4.32