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BODY-Q

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FREE TO NON-PROFIT USERS
Easily available to clinicians and researchers

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SHORT INDEPENDENTLY FUNCTIONING SCALES
Choice of scales customizable for different needs

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MEASURING WHAT MATTERS TO PATIENTS
Appearance, quality of life, adverse effects

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USED WIDELY AROUND THE WORLD
Available in multiple languages

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STRONG PSYCHOMETRIC PERFORMANCE
Rigorously developed and sensitive to clinical change

CUSTOMIZABLE FOR DIFFERENT NEEDS

The BODY-Q is designed to provide clinicians and researchers with the ability to tailor their own version of the questionnaire to suit their needs.

BODY-Q is for weight loss and/or body contouring. The BODY-Q is composed of 27 independently functioning scales that measure 3 overarching constructs Appearance, Quality of Life and Experience of Care.

Advancing Knowledge &
Improving Health Outcomes

Industry

Can be used for international clinical trials in weight loss and body contouring.

Patient Care

Used in bariatric and body contouring programs in Denmark and The Netherlands.

Basic Scale Structure

The BODY-Q measures 3 overarching domains: Appearance, Quality of Life and Experience of Care. The conceptual framework shown below was developed from qualitative interviews with 85 patients, careful examination of the research literature and engagement with 9 clinical experts. The BODY-Q was field-tested in an international sample of 403 patients undergoing weight loss and 331 patients who were pre- or post-body contouring.

APPEARANCE

The BODY-Q includes 13 appearance scales that measure satisfaction with the body overall and specific parts of the body in terms of size, shape, dressed, naked, in photos, etc. A subset of scales measures how bothered someone is by negative appearance issues including stretch marks, excess skin and body contouring scars.

QUALITY OF LIFE

The BODY-Q includes 10 quality of life scales. For screening purposes, the BODY-Q has scales that measure expectations on how appearance and quality of life might change after treatment and appearance-related distress. The BODY-Q measures important outcomes in weight loss and body contouring, including body image and physical, social, psychological and sexual function. In addition, there are 2 scales that measure satisfaction with the decision to have treatment and the overall result of treatment.

EXPERIENCE OF CARE

The BODY-Q has a set of 4 scales that can be used as quality metrics. These scales measure satisfaction with information provided (about complications, healing and recovery time and details of the procedure) as well as the surgeon, medical team and office staff.

BODY-Q

APPEARANCE QUALITY OF LIFE EXPERIENCE OF CARE
Abdomen Back Appearance-Related Distress Doctor/Surgeon Information
Body Body Contouring Scars Body Image Information
Buttocks Cellulite Expectations Medical Team
Chest Chest Nipple Physical Function Office Staff
Excess Skin Hips & Outer Thighs Physical Symptoms
Inner Thighs Stretchmarks Pyschological Function
Upper Arms Sexual Function
Social Function

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OUR TEAM

Dr Anne Klassen

Dr Anne Klassen

McMaster University, Canada
Dr Andrea Pusic

Dr Andrea Pusic

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA
Dr Stefan Cano

Dr Stefan Cano

Modus Outcomes, UK

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