multimorbidity, disability, socio-economic factors

Multimorbidity and disability in the Irish population

CARDI Involvement

Project Lead

Dr George Savva, Trinity College Dublin

Researchers: 

  • Dr. George Savva, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, TCD
    (Principal Investigator)
  • Mark Hanly, The Irish Longitudinal Study onAgeing, TCD
  • Olga McDaid, Department of Health Policy and Management, TCD
  • Kathryn Richardson, The Irish Longitudinal Study onAgeing, TCD
  • Prof. RoseAnne Kenny, The Irish Longitudinal Study onAgeing, TCD
  • Prof. Frank Kee, The Centre for Public Health, QUBTrinity College Dublin
Multimorbidity is common in older people and is a fundamental determinant of quality of life and resource utilisation. This project will map the distribution of multimorbidity, test whether socio-economic factors affect the relationship between multimorbidity and limiting disability and whether these factors explain differences between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
CARDI grant programme