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Table 3 General and cardiac-specific QoL scores assessed by Patients: Baseline versus Follow-up

From: Quality of life in children with infrequent congenital heart defects: cohort study with one-year of follow-up

 Baseline (n = 85)Follow-up (n = 85)p value
General-specific module, median (IQR)
 Physical health75.0 (63.3–93.0)78.1 (66.4–92.9)0.906
 Emotional health65.0 (55.0–88.7)70.0 (56.2–88.7)0.850
 Social functioning80.0 (60.0–95.0)80.0 (60.0–90.0)0.224
 School functioning70.0 (55.0–80.0)65.0 (50.0–85.0)0.266
 Total74.4 (64.1–80.4)72.8 (59.2–85.9)0.496
Cardiac-specific module, median (IQR)
 Cardiac symptoms78.6 (60.7–98.3)71.4 (60.7–85.7)0.161
 Adherence to treatment100 (85.0–100)100 (93.7–100)0.430
 Anxiety towards treatment82.1 (68.8–99.1)85.7 (64.3–100)0.242
 Cognitive status75.0 (55.0–95.0)70.0 (45.0–90.0)0.440
 Communicative skills83.3 (58.3–100)91.7 (66.7–100)0.739
 Total79.6 (69.7–87.4)75.0 (67.1–87.1)0.209
  1. IQR Interquartile range