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    Quality of Life in Congenital Heart Disease Patients According to Their Anatomical and Physiological Classification

    Efrén Martínez-Quintana1,2,*, Hiurma Estupiñán-León2, Ana Beatriz Rojas-Brito2, Liuva Déniz-Déniz2, Alejandro Barreto-Martín2, Fayna Rodríguez-González3

    Congenital Heart Disease, Vol.18, No.2, pp. 197-206, 2023, DOI:10.32604/CHD.2021.013308

    Abstract Background: Living well is as important as living longer. The objective of this study is to assess quality of life (QoL) in congenital heart disease (CHD) according to current AHA/ACC anatomical and physiological classifi- cation. Methods: Cross-sectional study examining the World Health Organization QoL Bref questionnaire (WHOQoL-Bref) in consecutive outpatient CHD patients from a single unit. Results: 191 CHD patients were studied. Median age was 28 ± 13 years and 59% were male. 44 (23%), 115 (60%) and 33 (17%) CHD patients showed mild, moderate and great anatomical defects respectively while 69 (36%) patients were in physiological Stage A, 27… More >

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    Age-trends in Cognitive Function and Quality of Life: Sex Differences in a Community Population in Taiwan

    Shu-Yu Wu1, Yu-Chi Huang1, Chi-Fa Hung1,2,3, Liang-Jen Wang4,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.6, pp. 989-998, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.022784

    Abstract Population aging has developed into a significant area of concern in developed countries, especially in relation to the preservation of functional independence and the quality of life (QoL). However, information on the contribution of sex differences in quality of life and cognitive function is scarce. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate potential differences in cognitive function and QoL between males and females. For this study, we recruited 382 healthy subjects aged 19–79 years from communities in Southern Taiwan. Cognitive function and QoL were assessed using the UCSD Performance-based Skills Assessment, Brief Version (UPSA-B) and World Health Organization Quality of Life… More >

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    An Efficient Allocation for Lung Transplantation Using Ant Colony Optimization

    Lina M. K. Al-Ebbini*

    Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, Vol.35, No.2, pp. 1971-1985, 2023, DOI:10.32604/iasc.2023.030100

    Abstract A relationship between lung transplant success and many features of recipients’/donors has long been studied. However, modeling a robust model of a potential impact on organ transplant success has proved challenging. In this study, a hybrid feature selection model was developed based on ant colony optimization (ACO) and k-nearest neighbor (kNN) classifier to investigate the relationship between the most defining features of recipients/donors and lung transplant success using data from the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS). The proposed ACO-kNN approach explores the features space to identify the representative attributes and classify patients’ functional status (i.e., quality of life) after… More >

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    Predictors of Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with Cyanotic Heart Disease Who Underwent Palliative and Total Repair

    Jutarat Tanasansuttiporn1, Maliwan Oofuvong1,*, Wirat Wasinwong1, Voravit Chittithavorn2, Pongsanae Duangpakdee2, Jirayut Jarutach3, Qistina Yunuswangsa1

    Congenital Heart Disease, Vol.17, No.3, pp. 245-267, 2022, DOI:10.32604/chd.2022.021778

    Abstract Background: Studies on predictors of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in pediatric patients with cyanotic heart disease who are waiting for the next stage and those who have undergone total repair are scarce. Therefore, we aimed to identify such predictors in children who received the modified Blalock–Taussig shunt (MBTS) and those who underwent total repair. Methods: In this historical cohort and concurrent follow-up study, data of children who underwent MBTS at the age of 0–3 years between January 2005 and December 2016 at a super-tertiary care hospital in Southern Thailand were obtained. Children who were alive in December 2017 were… More > Graphic Abstract

    Predictors of Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with Cyanotic Heart Disease Who Underwent Palliative and Total Repair

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    Effectiveness of Half-Cut Wood Training of Close and Kinetic Chain Method on Mental Health and Physical Health of Patients with Knee Instability in China

    Jing Sun1,3,*, Youting Lin2, Yangyang Fan4, Samantha Ferguson3, Nicholas Buys3, Minyan Sun2

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.3, pp. 417-427, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.013098

    Abstract Knee instability as a symptom of ligament injury usually only receives attention when it causes pain or impacts patients’ mobility in China. In this study both the physical and psychosocial impact of an innovative approach to treatment, Half-cut Wood Training, was examined. Twenty individuals with knee instability who received Halfcut Wood Training (Intervention group) and twenty two individuals with knee instability who did not receive Half-cut Wood Training (as Control group) participated in the study. The electric WIFI based HBF-306 was used to collect the anthropometry and biomedical data. Symptom severity was assessed by a doctor and through response to… More >

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    Higher Child-Reported Internalizing and Parent-Reported Externalizing Behaviors were Associated with Decreased Quality of Life among Pediatric Cardiac Patients Independent of Diagnosis: A Cross-Sectional Mixed-Methods Assessment

    Jacqueline S. Lee1,2, Angelica Blais1,2, Julia Jackson1, Bhavika J. Patel1, Lillian Lai4, Gary Goldfield1,3, Renee Sananes5, Patricia E. Longmuir1,2,3,*

    Congenital Heart Disease, Vol.16, No.3, pp. 255-267, 2021, DOI:10.32604/CHD.2021.014628

    Abstract Background: Pediatric cardiology patients often experience decreased quality of life (QoL) and higher rates of mental illness, particularly with severe disease, but the relationship between them and comparisons across diagnostic groups are limited. This mixed-methods cross-sectional study assessed the association between QoL anxiety and behavior problems among children with structural heart disease, arrhythmia, or other cardiac diagnoses. Methods: Children (6–14 years, n = 76, 50% female) and their parents completed measures of QoL (PedsQL), behavior (BASC-2, subset of 19 children) and anxiety (MASC-2, children 8+ years). Pearson correlations/regression models examined associations between QoL, behavior and anxiety, controlling for age, sex,… More >

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    Health-Related Quality of Life, Emotional and Behavioral Problems in Children and Adolescents with Ebstein Anomaly

    Lianne M. Geerdink1,2,*, Malindi van der Mheen3,4, Gideon J. du Marchie Sarvaas5, Irene M. Kuipers6, Stefan Frerich7, Henriëtte ter Heide2, Willem A. Helbing8, Zina Feijzic1, Christian Schroer9, Chris L. de Korte10, Livia Kapusta1,11, Chris M. Verhaak12, Elisabeth M. W. J. Utens3,4

    Congenital Heart Disease, Vol.15, No.6, pp. 457-472, 2020, DOI:10.32604/CHD.2020.012994

    Abstract Background: Due to the improved survival rates of children and adolescents with congenital heart disease (CHD), more attention is now being directed towards their health-related quality of life (HRQoL), emotional and behavioral problems. Ebstein anomaly (EA) is a rare CHD with a broad clinical spectrum. The aim of the current study is to evaluate self- and proxy-reported HRQoL and emotional and behavioral problems in children and adolescents with EA. Methods: In this cross-sectional, multicenter study, we included EA patients (aged 8–17 years), who underwent routine clinical assessments in Dutch university hospitals between May 2017 and March 2019. The Generic Pediatric… More >

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    Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Health-Related Concerns, Quality of Life and Psychological Adjustment in Young Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

    Flavia M. Wehrle1,2,3, Markus A. Landolt3,4,5, Beatrice Latal1,3, Sarah Rometsch6, Matthias Greutmann7,*

    Congenital Heart Disease, Vol.15, No.5, pp. 301-308, 2020, DOI:10.32604/CHD.2020.013078

    Abstract Background: The risk for a severe disease course in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2 in young adults with congenital heart disease is largely unknown, potentially leading to uncertainty and anxiety among affected patients. This study aims to investigate health-related concerns, health-related quality of life and psychological adjustment in patients with congenital heart disease compared to healthy peers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: One-hundred patients with congenital heart disease and 50 controls (M = 29.7, SD = 3.8 years) were recruited. They completed an online survey including the assessment of health-related concerns regarding COVID-19, the 12-item Short Form Health Survey and… More >

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    Longitudinal Health-Related Quality of Life Assessment in Children with Congenital Heart Disease

    Angeles Fuertes-Moure1, Michael Meyer2,3, Anna-Luisa Häcker2,3, Barbara Reiner2,3, Leon Brudy3, Sonia Pértega-Diaz4, Renate Oberhoffer2,3, Peter Ewert2, Jan Müller2,3,*

    Congenital Heart Disease, Vol.15, No.4, pp. 217-227, 2020, DOI:10.32604/CHD.2020.011771

    Abstract Objective: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has become an important outcome measure for patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the natural course of HRQoL from longitudinal assessment in children with CHD. Patients and Methods: From July 2014 to February 2020 this longitudinal study recruited 317 children with CHD (113 girls, 35.6%) aged 6 to 18 years (11.6 ± 2.9 years). HRQoL was assessed with the generic, self-reported and age-adapted KINDL® questionnaire. During a mean follow-up period of 2.2 ± 1.3 years, 195 patients had one HRQoL reassessment, 70 two, 40 three and… More >

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    Factors Associated with Quality of Life of Psychiatric Outpatients with Chronic Pain in South Korea

    Eun-Joo Choi1, So Yeon Yoo2,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.2, pp. 93-104, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.011059

    Abstract Chronic pain has a high prevalence rate and is difficult to treat because it is associated with personality, socio-psychological problems as well as physical pain, and thereby degrades one’s quality of life. This study aimed to determine whether psychosocial factors are associated with quality of life among outpatients with chronic pain. The subjects were selected from patients with chronic pain who were receiving outpatient treatment at the mental health department of a university hospital in Seoul, Korea. The participants were 100 patients and the data were collected using structured questionnaires. Patients’ quality of life was significantly positively correlated with pain… More >

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