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01.06.2014 | Original Article | Ausgabe 3/2014

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 3/2014

The Body-QoL®: Measuring Patient Reported Outcomes in Body Contouring Surgery Patients

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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery > Ausgabe 3/2014
Autoren:
Stefan Danilla, Carlos Dominguez, Pedro Cuevas, María Elsa Calderón, Marco Antonio Rios, Patricio Andrades, Susana Benitez, Cristian Erazo, Rolando Shulz, Sarah Al-Himdani, Sergio Sepúlveda
Wichtige Hinweise
An erratum to this article can be found at http://​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1007/​s00266-014-0328-0.

Abstract

Background

This study aimed to design a new patient-reported outcome (PRO) instrument to measure patient satisfaction after body-contouring procedures such as liposculpture, abdominoplasty, body-lift, thigh-lift, and arm-lift.

Methods

Phase 1a involved an extensive literature review, 16 in-depth patient interviews, and expert focus groups with 5 plastic surgeons to develop a conceptual framework for the outcomes deemed important for body image and preliminary PRO instruments. In phase 1b, the preliminary instrument was tested with a second independent sample of 29 patients with whom simple interviews were additionally performed. In the second sample, scale reliability was calculated.

Results

In phase 1a, the domains identified for the conceptual framework included clothing and body image, sexual and affective life, self-image and self-esteem, social relationships, and physical symptoms. In phase 1b, the scale internal consistency was 91.5 %.

Conclusions

When psychometric evaluation is completed, the Body-Shape-Related Quality of Life instrument and its subscales will provide a reliable tool for plastic surgeons, researchers, and patients to use in measuring the impact and effectiveness of body-contouring procedures from the patient’s perspective.

Level of Evidence IV

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