Health Behavior Adolescent CHD



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The teenage years can be an exciting time for friendships and becoming more independent. Teens may make different choices about their health based on social cues or peer pressure. Some health behaviors may have a negative impact on wellbeing, especially for teens with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). Although we know about some kinds of behaviors that healthy teens and teens with other diseases take part in, we don’t know a lot about teens with CHD.

We are looking for teens with CHD who are 13 to 19 years old and have a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Teens with CHD will be asked to answer confidential questionnaires and play two computer games that will tell us more about their health behaviors and self-control.

All teens who complete the study will be compensated for their effort.


Eligibility & Criteria

IRB #:
Official Title:
Health Behaviors among Adolescents with Congenital Heart Disease
Study Phase:
Not Applicable
Eligible Age Range:
13 - 19 Years
Study Categories:

Visit Criteria

The study will be conducted remotely. We will contact teens and a parent or guardian (for teens younger than 18) to introduce our study. Teens will be asked to download free software onto their computer, tablet or smartphone, answer computerized surveys, and play two computerized games about risk-taking behavior and self-control. The total study participation time is 60 minutes. Teens will be able to complete the study at their own pace by saving responses and returning to the database at a later time to complete them. The study team will send weekly email reminders to complete all unanswered surveys.


Margaret McCabe
Principal Investigator

Leigh Ann DiFusco
Principal Investigator