Pusic AL; Cano S; Klassen AF


Basic description

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Originally developed in 2006
The BREAST-Q™ includes separate modules: Reconstruction (including Expectations scales), Reduction/Mastopexy, Augmentation, Mastectomy, Breast Conserving Therapy, and Latissimus Dorsi (LD) Scales.

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Pusic AL; Cano S; Klassen AF

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and The University of British Columbia © 2007, All rights reserved
To measure quality of life and satisfaction among patients undergoing breast surgery
Therapeutic area
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative
Therapeutic indication


Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • pro PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
85 translation(s)
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Klassen AF, Pusic AL, Scott A, Klok J, Cano SJ. Satisfaction and quality of life in women who undergo breast surgery: a qualitative study. BMC Womens Health. 2009 May 1;9:11 (Full text article)

Pusic AL, Klassen AF, Scott AM, Klok JA, Cordeiro PG, Cano SJ. Development of a new patient-reported outcome measure for breast surgery: the BREAST-Q. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Aug;124(2):345-53 (PubMed abstract)

Pusic AL, Chen CM, Cano S, Klassen A, McCarthy C, Collins ED, Cordeiro PG. Measuring quality of life in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery: a systematic review of patient-reported outcomes instruments. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Sep 15;120(4):823-37 (PubMed abstract)

Pusic AL et al. Measuring Quality of Life in Breast Surgery: Content Development of a New Modular System to Capture Patient-Reported Outcomes (The MSKCC Breast-Q). ISOQOL Annual Meeting, October 2006, Lisbon, Portugal

Pusic AL, Reavey PL, Klassen AF, Scott A, McCarthy C, Cano SJ. Measuring patient outcomes in breast augmentation: introducing the BREAST-Q Augmentation module. Clin Plast Surg. 2009 Jan;36(1):23-32 (PubMed abstract)

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