The BREAST-Q© study, led by Andrea Pusic, MD, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, was developed to create a new patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) that would provide essential information about the impact and effectiveness of breast surgery.
The BREAST-Q has a modular, procedure-specific structure with scales that evaluate both satisfaction and quality of life. Psychometric evaluation reveals high reliability, validity and responsiveness to surgical intervention across all scales. The BREAST-Q will help facilitate an evidence-based approach to the management of breast surgery patients.
Support of this research was provided by The Plastic Surgery Foundation, Mentor, Allergan and Sientra.
For more information about the BREAST-Q, please visit the BREAST-Q Website.