Use of the BREAST-Q (TM) Survey in the Prospective Evaluation of Reduction Mammaplasty Outcomes

Use of the BREAST-Q (TM) Survey in the Prospective Evaluation of Reduction Mammaplasty Outcomes

Author Cabral, Isaias Vieira Google Scholar
Garcia, Edgard da Silva Google Scholar
Neponucena Sobrinho, Rebecca Google Scholar
Pinto, Natalia Lana Larcher Google Scholar
Juliano, Yara Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Veiga-Filho, Joel Google Scholar
Ferreira, Lydia Masako Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Veiga, Daniela Francescato Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract BREAST-Q (TM) is a patient-reported outcomes survey instrument with a specific module that evaluates breast reduction surgery. It allows assessment of patient's satisfaction with received treatment and evaluates the impact of surgery on different aspects of the patient's quality of life. This article aims to assess the satisfaction and quality of life of patients who underwent reduction mammaplasty. Women aged between 18 and 60 years, with a body mass index ranging from 19 to 30 kg/m(2), who were already scheduled for reduction mammaplasty, were included in the study. The Brazilian version of the BREAST-Q (TM) Reduction/Mastopexy Module (preoperative 1.0 and postoperative 1.0 versions) was self-applied preoperatively and 1 and 6 months after the operation. One hundred and seven patients were included in the study and completed the 6-month follow-up. The median age was 33 years, and the median preoperative body mass index was 25 kg/m(2). The superomedial pedicle was used in 96.3% of the cases, and the total median weight of the resected breast was 1115 g. There was a significant improvement in the scores of the scales: Psychosocial well-being, Sexual well-being, Physical well-being, and Satisfaction with the breasts compared to the preoperative assessment (p < 0.0001). The scales Satisfaction with the NAC and Satisfaction with the outcome, available only in the postoperative version, demonstrated high satisfaction rates at the two postoperative periods evaluated. Reduction mammaplasty improved the quality of life and provided high levels of patient satisfaction with outcomes 1 and 6 months postoperatively. This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors
Keywords Breast
Surgery, plastic
Outcome assessment
Quality of life
Patient satisfaction
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage New York
Language English
Sponsor Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG), Brazil
Date 2018
Published in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. New York, v. 42, n. 2, p. 388-395, 2018.
ISSN 0364-216X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 388-395
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000426847500007

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