Journal article

Health behaviours reported by adults with congenital heart disease across 15 countries

Christina E Holbein, James Peugh, Gruschen R Veldtman, Silke Apers, Koen Luyckx, Adrienne H Kovacs, Corina Thomet, Werner Budts, Junko Enomoto, Maayke A Sluman, Chun-Wei Lu, Jamie L Jackson, Paul Khairy, Stephen C Cook, Shanthi Chidambarathanu, Luis Alday, Katrine Eriksen, Mikael Dellborg, Malin Berghammer, Bengt Johansson Show all

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE CARDIOLOGY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Health behaviours are essential to maintain optimal health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications in adults with congenital heart disease. This study aimed to describe health behaviours in adults with congenital heart disease in 15 countries and to identify patient characteristics associated with optimal health behaviours in the international sample. DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional observational study. METHODS: Adults with congenital heart disease (n = 4028, median age = 32 years, interquartile range 25-42 years) completed self-report measures as part of the Assessment of Patterns of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Adults with Congenital Heart disease - International..

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