Designed using a modern psychometric approach to facilitate use in patient care.
Basic Scale Structure
The BREAST-Q has independent modules for breast cancer (mastectomy, breast-conserving therapy, reconstruction), augmentation and reduction/mastopexy. Each module is composed of multiple scales that can be used independently.
Measures psychosocial well-being with items that ask about body image and a woman’s confidence in social settings.
Measures pain and rashes and difficulty with physical activities, such as lifting running or exercising.
Asks about feelings of sexual attractiveness (clothed and unclothed), sexual confidence and comfort level during sex.
Satisfaction with Breasts
Items cover breast appearance, satisfaction with breasts, how bras fit and how the breasts look when clothed or unclothed.
Experience of Care
Measures satisfaction with the information provided (about complications, healing and recovery time and details of the procedure) as well as satisfaction with the surgeon, medical team and office staff.
Satisfaction with Outcome
Measures the outcome of surgery and whether or not expectations were met.
BREAST-Q | REDUCTION & MASTOPEXY
QUALITY OF LIFE
Physical Wellbeing Chest
*Reduction & Mastopexy Module also contains 5 single items about nipples
Select a section to see list of relevant publications
Comparison of the Moorehead-Ardelt quality of life questionnaire and the BODY-Q in Danish patients undergoing weight loss and body contouring surgery. - PubMed - NCBI https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31898419
Latest Q-team publication --> International phase 1 study protocol to develop a health state classification system for a preference-based measure for women with breast cancer: t... - PubMed - NCBI https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31915176
Development of a Patient-Reported Outcome Instrument for Patients With Severe Lower Extremity Trauma (LIMB-Q): Protocol for a Multiphase Mixed Meth... - PubMed - NCBI https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31625944