The Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire
Information about this reliable, responsive, and predictive health-related quality-of-life assessment for heart failure…
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.
Validity refers to the degree to which an instrument measures what it is supposed to measure. Here’s information about the validity of the KCCQ.
Reliability refers to the ability of a measure to produce consistent results when the measured phenomenon is unchanged. Responsiveness refers to the ability of a measure to track accurately a phenomenon when it does change. Here’s how the KCCQ stacks up.
Several mechanisms for establishing standards for interpreting scores are available.