Instruments

We offer 5 health-related quality-of-life instruments:

  • Seattle Angina Questionnaire
  • Seattle Angina Questionnaire Short Form
  • Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire
  • Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire Short Form
  • Peripheral Artery Questionnaire

Find out more about them and our related tools here.


FAQs

Consult these collections of Frequently Asked Questions for more information:


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KCCQ Overview

The Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire is a 23-item, self-administered instrument that quantifies physical function, symptoms (frequency, severity and recent change), social function, self-efficacy and knowledge, and quality of life.

The Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire is a 23-item, self-administered instrument that quantifies physical function, symptoms (frequency, severity and recent change), social function, self-efficacy and knowledge, and quality of life.

This instrument was developed and validated by John Spertus. John is Director of Cardiovascular Education and Outcomes Research at the Mid America Heart Institute, and he is also a Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

In the KCCQ, an overall summary score can be derived from the physical function, symptom (frequency and severity), social function and quality of life domains. For each domain, the validity, reproducibility, responsiveness and interpretability have been independently established. Scores are transformed to a range of 0-100, in which higher scores reflect better health status. For brevity, only the performance characteristics of the overall summary score are presented in this discussion.

You can run through a demo online version of the KCCQ here.

You can download reprints of some of the important peer-reviewed articles about the KCCQ here.

The KCCQ has been validated in a wide range of languages. You can also review the current translations here.

Created: April 28, 2004 20:34
Last updated: September 21, 2008 11:01


Comments

  1. Seng Khiong Jong — 13 May 2009 - 17:11

    Dear Sir/Mdn

    Is KCCQ free for all practitioner to use to assess their heart failure patients, just like SF 36?
    How could i get a copy of the soft copy?

    Regards
    Jong


  2. Wen Ping Lo — 11 September 2014 - 00:53

    Dear Sir/Mdn
    we are the Heart failure center in Taiwan hospital, we would like to use the KCCQ to be as a routine use on Heart failure patient, in the condition, can you tell us how to get the authorization and how is the payment? thank you!!


  3. Stan Kaufman — 11 September 2014 - 07:49

    Details about how to license any of our instruments are in this FAQ.


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