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Health-related quality of life in congenital heart disease surgery in children and young adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis
  1. Laila Akbar Ladak1,
  2. Babar Sultan Hasan2,
  3. Janice Gullick3,
  4. Robyn Gallagher1
  1. 1 Charles Perkins Centre, Sydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  2. 2 Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  3. 3 Sydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Laila Akbar Ladak, Charles Perkins Centre, Sydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia; llad8915{at}uni.sydney.edu.au

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  • Contributors LAL designed the review, conducted literature search, undertook data extraction, statistical analysis and data synthesis, and drafted the manuscript. BSH assisted with the design of the review, search strategy and data analysis, and provided critical feedback on the manuscript. JG assisted with the design of the review, confirmed the eligibility of the papers searched and data analysis, and provided critical feedback on the manuscript. RG oversaw the review process, checked the eligibility of papers, assisted with statistical data analysis and synthesis, and provided critical feedback on the manuscript. All authors approved the final manuscript as submitted and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding This study is part of a PhD thesis. LAL received International Post Graduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and Australian Post Graduate Award (APA) from The University of Sydney, Australia, to pursue doctoral studies.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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  • Contributors LAL designed the review, conducted literature search, undertook data extraction, statistical analysis and data synthesis, and drafted the manuscript. BSH assisted with the design of the review, search strategy and data analysis, and provided critical feedback on the manuscript. JG assisted with the design of the review, confirmed the eligibility of the papers searched and data analysis, and provided critical feedback on the manuscript. RG oversaw the review process, checked the eligibility of papers, assisted with statistical data analysis and synthesis, and provided critical feedback on the manuscript. All authors approved the final manuscript as submitted and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding This study is part of a PhD thesis. LAL received International Post Graduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and Australian Post Graduate Award (APA) from The University of Sydney, Australia, to pursue doctoral studies.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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