The MAQ-PC contained items on chronic conditions, health care utilization, health related quality of life, disease severity, and sociodemographics.
It was first tested with twelve adults for comprehensibility followed by test-retest reliability with 103 patients from four primary care practices.
Aiming at addressing the aforementioned knowledge gap, we undertook a study to explore the magnitude of multimorbidity and its correlates and outcomes in a primary care setting.
It is expected that this information would help public health researchers in India and similar settings to estimate the magnitude and impact of multimorbidity in primary care practice populations.
Multimorbidity remains an underexplored domain in Indian primary care.
Although clinical data retrieved from patients’ records can yield accurate estimation of multimorbidity, our chart review of four urban primary care practices found that multiple chronic conditions are often not recorded in practice.