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Adult nursing
Coping with multiple morbidities: Asian perspectives to inform culturally appropriate caregiving
  1. Xingxing Zhan1,
  2. Wang Wenchung1,
  3. Hang Lin1,
  4. Li Jingran1,
  5. Baiyu Li1,
  6. Miao Tian Li1,
  7. Rao Tian Fu1,
  8. Yuting Wu1,
  9. Xiaxia Wu1,
  10. Xiaxia Shi1,
  11. Amanda J Lee2,
  12. Xiang Shengxiao1
  1. 1 Nursing, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China
  2. 2 Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull Faculty of Health and Social Care, Hull, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Amanda J Lee, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull Faculty of Health and Social Care, Hull HU6 7RX, UK; A.J.Lee{at}

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Commentary on: Cheng Cheng, Bai Jie, Yang Cong-Yan et al. Patients' experiences of coping with multiple chronic conditions: a qualitative descriptive study. J Clin Nurs, 2019, 28: 4400–11.

Implications for practice and research

  • Healthcare professionals must acknowledge cultural differences in coping strategies and must communicate effectively to inform caregiving.

  • Further qualitative, descriptive studies are required to explore the needs of patients so this information can inform culturally sensitive and appropriate care.


As prevalence of multiple chronic conditions (MCC) increases, financial, personal and institutional burdens will rise.1 Complexities require more information on polypharmacy, disease management and assessments of impact on service provision.2 This qualitative study3 evaluates how patients cope with their diagnoses and manage their own symptoms. It offers …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.