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2012AB Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire Source Information

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Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) was developed by Dr. John Spertus, director of clinical research at the Mid-America Heart Institute, located in Kansas City.

KCCQ was developed to identify changes in the risk status of patients with post-myocardial infarction heart failure. It is intended to monitor patients in the outpatient clinical setting.

KCCQ 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 for patients with congestive heart failure. It is a predictive tool that tracks how patients are doing if they have weakened heart muscle due to prior heart attacks, heart valve problems, viral infections, or other causes.

Metathesaurus Scope
The Metathesaurus representation of KCCQ is extracted from the LOINC release files.

KCCQ is used in clinical care and clinical research.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
KCCQ is a new source in the 2012AB Metathesaurus release. KCCQ will be updated in each Metathesaurus release as part of LOINC.

Sites Consulted

  1. The Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire [Internet]. Kansas City: Cardiovascular Outcomes, Inc.; c2003-2012. KCCQ overview; 2004 Apr 28 [updated 2008 Sept 21; cited 2012 Sept 7]; [1 screen]. Available from:
  2. Myhealthoutcomes [Internet]. [San Francisco?]: The Epimetrics Group; c2009-12. The Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire. [cited 2012 Sept 7]. Available from: