Measuring patient outcomes in breast augmentation: introducing the BREAST-Q Augmentation module

Clin Plast Surg. 2009 Jan;36(1):23-32, v. doi: 10.1016/j.cps.2008.07.005.


The Breast-Q Augmentation module is a new and unique questionnaire for measuring patient-reported outcomes following breast augmentation. It has undergone a rigorous development and validation process and is currently the only questionnaire for breast augmentation that meets international and federal standards for questionnaire development. The Breast-Q Augmentation module covers a comprehensive set of concerns of breast augmentation patients, including satisfaction with breasts and impact on quality of life. With its excellent psychometric properties, the Breast-Q Augmentation module can provide clinicians and researchers with a wealth of essential data to improve the field of breast augmentation from the perspectives of both surgeons and patients.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mammaplasty* / psychology
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Psychometrics
  • Quality of Life
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult