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The ICHOM Set of Patient-Centered Outcome Measures for Congenital Heart Disease is the result of hard work by a group of leading physicians, measurement experts and patients. It is our recommendation of the outcomes that matter most to persons with CHD. We urge all providers around the world to start measuring these outcomes to better understand how to improve the lives of their patients.

1) Pediatric Quality of Life measured by the Satisfaction with Life – Child

2) Adult Quality of Life measured by the Satisfaction with Life Scale

3) Pediatric Health-Related Quality of Life/Perceived Health Status measured by Pediatric Cardiac Quality of Life Inventory (PCQLI)

4) Adult Health-Related Quality of Life/Perceived Health Status measured by the PROMIS Scale v1.2 – Global Health

5) Productivity measured by the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire – General Health v2.0

6) Depression measured by the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)

7) Anxiety measured by the General Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7)

A = Adult outcomes

P = Pediatric outcomes

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Team that developed this set

PROJECT TEAM
Chair | Gerard Martin | Children’s National Hospital
Research Fellow | Kevin Hummel | University of Utah
Project Manager | Sarah Whittaker | ICHOM
Project Team Member | Lisa Hom | ICHOM
Research Associate | Shannon Quinney | ICHOM
Research Associate | Nick Sillett | ICHOM

BRAZIL
Ulisses Alexandre Croti | Hospital da Criança e Maternidade

CANADA
Steven Schwartz | The Hospital for Sick Children

COLOMBIA
Tomás Chalela | Fundación Cardioinfantil

INDIA
Julie Chauhan | All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi

MEXICO
Luis Antonio Garcia | Kardias A.C. Foundation
Almudena March | Kardias A.C. Foundation
Juan Samaniego De La Parra*

NETHERLANDS
Ingrid van Beynum | Erasmus University MC, Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam

PAKISTAN
Farhan Ahmad | Pakistan Children’s Heart Foundation*
Babar Hasan | The Aga Khan University
Laila Ladak | The Aga Khan University

RUSSIA
Ekaterina Anikeeva | Research Institute for Complex Issues of Cardiovascular Diseases

SOUTH AFRICA
Monique Kemp | Global ARCH*

SPAIN
Joan Sanchez de Toledo | Hospital Sant Joan de Déu

SWEDEN
Malin Berghammer | University West, Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital*

SWITZERLAND
Markus Schwerzmann | Center for Congenital Heart Disease, University Hospital Inselspital, University of Bern

UGANDA
Michael Oketcho | Uganda Heart Institute

UNITED STATES
Amy Basken | Conquering CHD*
Kathy Jenkins | Boston Children’s Hospital
Richard Jonas | World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Nicolas L. Madsen | Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Disty Pearson | Boston Children’s Hospital*
James D. St Louis | Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City
Amy Verstappen | Global ARCH*
Roberta Williams | Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California
Bistra Zheleva | Children’s HeartLink

VIETNAM
Mai Hương Trần | National Children’s Hospital

*Patient representative

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