Development and Assessment of The Polycystic Liver Disease Questionnaire (PLD-Q).


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 14-003832
    NCT ID: NCT02173080
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 14-003832

About this study

This Pilot study will enable development & assessment of a Polycystic Liver Disease-specific patient reported outcomes questionnaire (PLD-Q). Polycystic liver disease (PLD) is characterized by the formation of numerous cysts in the liver, and can lead to severe symptomatic hepatomegaly. It is common in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic liver disease (ADPLD) and autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients ≥ 18 year
  • Polycystic liver, defined by > 20 liver cysts on imaging

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients unable to speak or read the English properly
  • History of kidney or liver transplantation
  • Dialysis
  • Current use of experimental drugs (e.g. lanreotide, octreotide)
  • Recent liver resection or major surgery
  • Other comorbidities that can affect the outcome of the questionnaire, as deemed by the investigators

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Marie Hogan, M.D., Ph.D.

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Contact information:

Marie Hogan M.D., Ph.D.



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