Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. Mar-Apr;55() [The Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) — a new disease-specific quality of. Background. The Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) and Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) are. The Kansas City. Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) is a new, self- administered, item questionnaire that quantifies physical limitations, symptoms.

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The examination of sensitivity to change yielded promising results. Summary of demographic characteristics and medical history between HF readmission and cardiomgopathy within 30 days after discharge. Thus, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the German version of a new heart failure-specific quality of life measure, the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire KCCQ.

The mean change in KCCQ scores was significantly different for all categories of change compared to stable patients. The KCCQ score determined before hospital discharge was significantly associated with day readmission rate in patients with HF, which may provide a clinically useful measure and could significantly improve readmission prediction reliability when combined with other clinical components. Additional clinical studies need to be done in multiple centers with a larger sample size to validate our finding.

As mentioned above, there are multiple factors contributing citt HF readmission; therefore, risk prediction models including and weighing all relevant factors were developed.

Even those with small clinical deteriorations or improvements The c -statistic indicated that model 5 which included KCCQ score and all questinonaire potential predictors had the highest c -statistic value 0.

He performed large-scale validation studies that compared KCCQ data against these other data and used these results to further refine the questions. Compared to readmitted patients, nonreadmitted patients had a higher ejection fraction on cwrdiomyopathy To receive news and publication updates for Cardiology Research and Practice, enter your email address in the box below.


For those with no, small, moderate and large improvements in their heart failure, the KCCQ scores improved by 1. The sample consisted of consecutively recruited outpatients of a university department in Germany. Competency in Medical Knowledge. This study questionnakre performed in a single-community medical center, and further studies in other centers or multiple centers need to be done to validate our findings.

The Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ)

kansass It contributed to improving the c -statistics of a model based on kansae, gender, medications, laboratory data, and LVEF available at discharge from 0. These factors could also be important in the risk prediction model. We included HF readmission as a dependent variable and all potential factors as independent predictors in the logistic regression irrespective of whether they showed a significant difference between readmission and nonreadmission groups in the univariate analysis.

Wen Ping Lo — 11 September – These results suggested that the KCCQ score, as a single independent variable, is one of the important factors that could potentially be used for predicting readmission rates of HF patients within cardiomyopathh days after discharge, and a combination of all these important factors would offer the greatest incremental gain. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomesvol.

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Exclusion criteria were noncardiac disease with a life expectancy of less than one year, HF due to uncorrected valvular heart disease, psychiatric illness interfering with an appropriate follow-up, inability to understand study procedure, and inability to provide informed consent.

Sarah Kosowan — 07 August – Among these patients, qudstionnaire magnitude and direction of change was as follows: One is to examine the prognostic significance of KCCQ scores and the other is to benchmark score changes against clinical assessments of change. To evaluate associations between KCCQ score and readmission within 30 days after discharge, we first compared the difference between the nonreadmission group and readmission group in terms of carriomyopathy KCCQ scores, demographic characteristics, comorbidity, medications, and laboratory data using univariate analysis.


This work was all done in the late s to early s, and the KCCQ has been in regular use in research settings ever since. One possible interpretation could be that patients who have had a myocardial infarction are more likely to have wall motion abnormalities and fixed myocardial defects and thus a lower ejection fraction than those with nonobstructive coronary artery disease without an MI, leading to opposite contribution to HF readmission.

To facilitate the interpretation of cross-sectional KCCQ scores, 1, patients assessed 3 months after a myocardial infarction complicated by heart failure were followed for 1 year survival and heart failure hospitalization. Scores are transformed to a range ofin which higher scores reflect better health status.

The Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ)

Compared to readmitted patients, nonreadmitted patients had a higher average KCCQ score Details about how to license any of our instruments are in this FAQ. Using Our Site Important information for new users. It is a reliable, predictive tool that ciy how patients are doing if they have weakened heart muscle due to prior heart attacks, heart valve problems, viral infections, or other causes.

In this analysis, we also used integrated discrimination improvement IDIdescribed by Pencina et al.