The proposed study will investigate the effect of congenital heart disease (CHD) on rates of employment, community participation, neuro-psychological comorbidities, and quality of life (QOL) in adults with Down syndrome. Knowledge of these longitudinal functional outcomes may assist clinician guidance to families and highlight needs for specific resources and interventions to achieve optimal outcomes in adulthood.
Candidates for this study may or may not report disturbances in odor perception as their primary reason for seeking treatment at MUSC. This study is designed to collect long term, observational data from patients who are being treated with routine clinical care in health clinics at MUSC. Data from clinical questionnaires will be de-identified and stored in a database.