Table 3

Comparison of HRQOL scores between functional class categories of CHD

ScaleFunctional class categories of CHD
Acyanotic CHDCyanotic CHD
LRSLSOLDPBIPBSVP
Mean±SDMean±SDMean±SDMean±SDMean±SDp Value
1–12 months
Total scale score80.33±13.7882.54±14.7881.90±13.5084.20±13.1481.85±12.990.212
Physical health summary78.15±15.1880.64±15.5981.27±13.9683.10±13.6581.89±13.550.070
Physical functioning79.13±21.6877.76±24.3380.78±23.0781.49±20.8474.08±25.340.645
Physical symptoms79.54±14.0183.26±12.1883.30±13.8885.13±13.1286.92±12.200.005
Psychosocial health summary82.33±16.0084.90±17.7082.42±16.7985.47±15.9581.67±17.550.492
Emotional functioning77.77±18.9683.94±17.6877.54±21.8183.05±18.5975.40±20.860.076
Social functioning91.10±18.8786.25±25.2190.47±18.3390.77±16.9992.28±21.710.859
Cognitive functioning91.95±18.0881.44±28.8389.51±17.7588.90±17.6791.35±14.100.425
13–24 months
Total scale score82.84±11.8082.16±12.8378.06±14.130.502
Physical health summary79.63±15.2777.36±17.7572.88±16.820.469
Physical functioning76.95±17.7972.85±23.6567.32±23.510.394
Physical symptoms84.20±16.4481.75±17.2176.18±18.510.423
Psychosocial health summary85.23±11.9585.50±11.4282.41±14.990.733
Emotional functioning78.20±15.6176.91±18.4674.63±18.050.821
Social functioning95.56±10.2295.15±14.0391.15±16.350.584
Cognitive functioning90.27±18.4392.51±12.6990.74±14.870.881
  • CHD, congenital heart disease; HRQOL, health-related quality of life; DPB, decreased pulmonary blood flow; IPB, increased pulmonary blood flow; LRS, left to right shunts; LSOL, left-sided obstructive lesions; SVP, single ventricle physiology.