88th EGPRN Meeting, Tampere-Finland, 9-12 May 2019

Pre-conference Workshop

Multimorbidity research agenda as an example for a formalised consensus procedure

Thursday, May 9th, 14:00 - 16:30

  • Jean Yves Le Reste, University of Western Brittany, Brest, France
  • Patrice Nabbe, University of Western Brittany, Brest, France

Background: Multimorbidity is an intuitively appealing, yet challenging, concept for Family Medicine (FM). An EGPRN working group has published a comprehensive definition of the concept based on a systematic review of the literature which is closely linked to patient complexity and to the biopsychosocial model.  This concept was identified by European Family Physicians (FPs) throughout Europe using 13 qualitative surveys. To further our understanding of the issues around multimorbidity, we need to achieve  innovative research to clarify this concept. The research question for this survey is:  what research agenda could be generated for Family Medicine from the EGPRN concept of Multimorbidity?

Method: Nominal group design with a purposive panel of experts in the field of multimorbidity. The nominal group will work through four phases: ideas generation phase, ideas recording phase, evaluation and analysis phase and a prioritization phase.

Results (expected): priorization of type of study and subject of survey within the EGPRN definition of multimorbidity


  • Course Language: English
  • Number of participants limited to 20 persons.
  • Fee for the workshop is €35 for members and €65 for non-members.
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