A closer look at the BREAST-Q(©)

Clin Plast Surg. 2013 Apr;40(2):287-96. doi: 10.1016/j.cps.2012.12.002.


The BREAST-Q(©) is a multiscale, multimodule, patient-reported outcome instrument (PRO) measuring health-related quality of life and patient satisfaction in women who undergo breast surgery. This PRO instrument is the flagship of our team's research, which has spanned almost a decade. This article provides detail about the BREAST-Q(©). The BREAST-Q(©) represents a significant advance in measuring the impact and effectiveness of breast surgery from the patients' perspective. In addition, our overall approach may provide a useful template for the development of future PRO instruments.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Breast Neoplasms / psychology*
  • Breast Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mammaplasty
  • Mastectomy
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care*
  • Patient Satisfaction*
  • Quality of Life
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*