On August 20, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the qualification of the BREAST-Q Reconstruction Module for breast reconstruction studies through the agency’s Medical Device Development Tool (MDDT) Program. Qualification of the BREAST-Q Reconstruction Module MDDT included the Physical Well-being (Chest), Psychosocial Well-being, Sexual Well-being, and Satisfaction with Breasts scales. More information […]
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Manraj Kaur, PhD candidate supervised by Anne Klassen at McMaster University, won the Student Poster Presentation Award at the 26th Annual International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) Conference in California, USA. Manraj presented her research on “Examining content validity of BREAST-Q a decade later to determine relevance and comprehensiveness”. Congratulations Manraj!!!
Anne Klassen and her team were featured in a Plastic Surgery News Magazine (PSN) article highlighting their research funded by the National Endowment for Plastic Surgery (NEPS) Grant through the Plastic Surgery Foundation. The article includes updates on the research project and can be read here: PSN Article on NEPS Grant
Anne Klassen and her team of Program Experts in Canada, USA, Denmark and the Netherlands are thrilled to receive a 7-year CIHR Foundation Grant entitled: “Measuring Outcomes and Experiences of Gender-Affirming Healthcare”. Funding will be used to finish the development of the GENDER-Q and to advance a program of transgender health research. The Foundation Award covers […]
Anne Klassen is recipient of the 2018 Bernard G. Sarnat Excellence in Grant Writing Clinical Research award for her top ranked PSF grant application entitled: “Developing the GENDER-Q to Measure Outcomes for Gender-Affirming Treatment. This grant funds a qualitative study of teens and adults who are seeking or have had any form of gender-affirming treatment.
Follow the links below to see examples of FDA Label Claims that include the FACE-Q : FDA Label Claim including the FACE-Q Lip Scale FDA Label Claim including the FACE-Q Nasolabial Folds Scale
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One of our team members, Lucas Gallo @LucasGa34265852, has received a CIHR Banting and Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (Master's) -- Congratulations Lucas!!
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LIMB-Q Kids -->What matters to children with lower limb deformities: an international qualitative study guiding the development of… https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33792793/
Development and Psychometric Validation of the BREAST-Q Animation Deformity Scale for Women Undergoing an Implant-B… https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33638038/
An international study to develop the EAR-Q patient-reported outcome measure for children and young adults with ear… https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33637465/
Establishing content validity of an orthodontic subset of the FACE-Q Craniofacial Module in children and young adul… https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33539636/