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Table 1 Topics, Themes and design ranked by participants’ votes

From: What research agenda could be generated from the European General Practice Research Network concept of Multimorbidity in Family Practice?

Topics, themes and designs for multimorbidity Agenda
Topics Themes Study design formats Points per theme Points per topic
Measuring multimorbidity Developing or finding measurement tool of multimorbidity Expert consensus and cross sectional 31 49
Epidemiology of Multimorbidity Expert consensus or cross sectional or cohort 18
Impact of (or on) Multimorbidity Impact of multimorbidity on frailty or health outcomes, or cost of care, or health service utilization, or depression. Cohort 38 40
Impact of socioeconomic status on multimorbidity Cross sectional or cohort 2
Management of multimorbidity Multimorbidity management in General Practice Expert consensus or cross sectional 16 24
Patient Doctor relationship evaluation in the management of multimorbidity Cross sectional 5
FP workload and burden of multimorbidity Cross sectional 3
Patient perspective Multimorbid patient's perspective Qualitative study (semi directed interviews or focus groups) 8 13
Burden of diseases effect on multimorbidity from patient’s perspective Qualitative study and expert consensus 5
Links between complexity and multimorbidity Multimorbidity definition as a help to detect complexity Cross sectional 6 6
Stakeholders’ perspective Consensus for multimorbidity research according to stakeholders’ interest Expert consensus 3 3
Total votes    135 135
  1. Experts had 9 points to allocate (5 for their first top theme, 3 for the second, 1 for the third). They were 15 experts with a maximum of 135 points to allocate. Top three research themes are the first three. All the others are secondary research themes