Associations between illness duration and health-related quality of life in specified mental and physical chronic health conditions: results from a population-based survey

AbstractPurposeWe compared health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in incident ( ≤1 year since diagnosis), mid-term (>1 –5 years since diagnosis), and long-term (>5  years since diagnosis) cases of mental and physical chronic illness with the general population and assessed the modifying effects of age and gender on the association between HRQOL and illness duration.MethodsData from the 2007 Australian National Health and Mental Wellbeing Survey were used. HRQOL was captured by the Assessment of Quality of Life Scale 4D. Multivariable linear regression analyses compared HRQOL of individuals with different duration of illnesses with those who did not have the condition of interest.ResultsThe 8841 survey respondents were aged 16 –85 years (median 43 years, 50.3% female). For the overall sample, worse HRQOL was associated with incident (P = 0.049) and mid-term (P = 0.036) stroke and long-term depression (P 
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