Associations between knowledge of disease, depression and anxiety, social support, sense of coherence and optimism with health-related quality of life in an ambulatory sample of adolescents with heart disease

Qifeng Wang, Margaret Hay, David M Clarke, Samuel Menahem

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Advances in overall management have led to an increasing number of adolescents with congenital heart disease reaching adulthood. This study aimed to evaluate the health-related quality of life in adolescents with heart disease, and examine its relationship with the adolescents? knowledge and understanding of their congenital heart disease, its severity, and its relationship to the degree of anxiety and depression, feeling of optimism and sense of coherence experienced by the adolescents together with their social support.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126 - 133
Number of pages8
JournalCardiology in the Young
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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