Patient-Reported Outcomes in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease (APPROACH-IS)
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The purpose of this study is to examine the differences in perceived health, psychosocial functioning, behavioral outcomes and quality of life of adults with congenital heart disease who are living in different areas of the world, and how these differences can be understood (e.g., differences in sense of coherence or illness perceptions).
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Adults with congenital heart disease who are in continuing follow-up at an adult congenital heart disease center or included in a national/regional registry.
Diagnosed with congenital heart disease, defined as: a gross structural abnormality of the heart or intra-thoracic great vessels that is actually or potentially of functional significance (including mild, moderate, and severe heart defects)
18 years of age or older
Diagnosed under the age of ten, i.e. before adolescence
Continuing follow-up at an adult congenital heart disease center or included in a national/regional registry
Physical, cognitive, and language abilities to complete self-report questionnaires