APPROACH IS

APPROACH IS- Assessment of Patterns of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Adults with
Congenital Heart Disease- International Study. This is an international multicenter project on
patient reported outcomes in adults with CHD. Researchers and clinicians from 16 countries,
across 4 continents, have collaborated on one of the largest studies in the field of ACHD. The study is coordinated through the University of Leuven, the principal investigator is Professor Philip Moons, PhD, RN. The steering committee includes Professors Moons, Adrienne Kovaks and Koen Luyckx. Data collection for this project commenced in April 2013 and will be completed by December 31st, 2014. As of September 2014, five centers had completed data collection and more than 2,800 patients had been enrolled. The estimated total sample will be 3,500-4,000 patients. Data will be analyzed during the first 6 months of 2015 and primary results of the study will hopefully be available in the second half of 2015. The methods paper describing the rationale, design, and methods of APPROACH-IS is ready for submission. Substudies will likely be performed after the primary analyses have been conducted and reported. For further information regarding this study please contact Professor Philip Moons (Philip.Moons@med.kuleuven.be).