Quality of Life Assessment in the Pediatric Cardiac Population: Testing the Pediatric Cardiac Quality of Life Inventory
Quality of Life assessment in the Pediatric Cardiac Population
The purpose of this study is to determine if the PCQLi (Pediatric Cardiac Quality of Life inventory) is a reliable and valid questionnaire to measure how the lives of children and adolescents are affected by heart disease. Most study subjects will fill out questionnaires on two different occasions, 2 to 4 weeks apart. Some subjects, who are undergoing a medical or surgical procedure, will fill out the questionnaires a total of three times over a six-month period. The results of the study will help us to evaluate the results of treatments for children with heart disease and to offer the support that they need.
Children (age 8-12 years) or adolescents (age 13-18 years) with congenital or acquired heart disease and their parent or guardian who are English speaking and will be attending a
* outpatient visit are eligible for participation.
* is defined as a regularly scheduled visit when the patient is in his or her usual state of health. Parent must consent and child must assent to participate.