Educational assessment of the adult with congenital heart disease

Nurs Clin North Am. 1994 Jun;29(2):299-318.


Adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) have specific educational needs that are influenced by a variety of factors. This article identifies and discusses learning needs and factors that impact educational outcomes for the adult CHD patient population. Assessment techniques and an assessment tool are presented to guide the nurse through the process of assessing an adult patient seeking health care for this disease.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Female
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / economics
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / nursing*
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / psychology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Patient Education as Topic* / economics
  • Psychology, Social
  • Reproduction
  • Sexual Behavior