Journal article

Long-term quality of life in adults following truncus arteriosus repair

Hilson Tay, Phillip S Naimo, Li Huang, Tyson A Fricke, Johann Brink, Yves d'Udekem, Christian P Brizard, Igor E Konstantinov

Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To date, few studies have assessed the quality of life following congenital cardiac surgery. In this study, we aimed at determining the quality of life after truncus arteriosus (TA) repair using the Short Form 36 questionnaire in adult survivors. METHODS: Seventy-three patients (age >18 years) who underwent TA repair at the Royal Children's Hospital, Australia were identified for the study. Of these, 42 patients (58%, 42/73) participated in the study and completed the Short Form 36 questionnaire. The results of the 8 domains and the derived health state summary score (Short Form Six Dimension, SF-6D) were compared with age-matched Australian population controls, and with patients..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Medical Research Postgraduate Scholarship


Awarded by Australian Government


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

Phillip Naimo is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Medical Research Postgraduate Scholarship [1150242]. Tyson Fricke is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship and an Australian Government Research Training Programme Scholarship [1134203]. Yves d'Udekem is a Practitioner Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia [1082186].