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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

CONCEPT-DRIVEN APPROACH

BODY-Q scales were developed from concept elicitation interviews with people undergoing weight loss treatments and body contouring to remove excess skin after massive weight loss and for cosmetic reasons. The BODY-Q was then field-tested in an international sample of patients.

MODULAR DESIGN

The BODY-Q includes an obesity-specific symptom checklist and 29 independently functioning scales that measure 4 overarching domains. The variety of scales provides flexibility to choose the subset of scales best suited to measure the outcomes of interest in any given study or clinical situation.

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 to inform clinical care.

Scale Structure

The BODY-Q is a rigorously designed patient-reported outcome measure that can be used to evaluate outcomes for obesity, weight loss treatments (e.g., diet, exercise, and bariatric surgery/medicine), and body contouring to remove excess skin after massive weight loss and for cosmetic reasons. The BODY-Q measures 4 overarching domains. Each domain includes 4 or more independently functioning scales. Clinicians and researchers are able to administer the subset of scales relevant to their situation.

APPEARANCE

Nine scales measure satisfaction with how the body and specific parts of the body (e.g., abdomen, arms, chest) look. Four scales measures how bothered someone is by the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, excess skin and body contouring scars. New scales measure the décolletage and belly button.

HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE

Two scales measure expectations and appearance-related distress and are specific to patients seeking cosmetic treatments. The remaining 5 scales and an obesity-specific symptom checklist measure health-related quality of life concerns in obesity, weight loss treatments and body contouring.

EATING-RELATED CONCERNS

Five new scales were recently field-tested with 4004 participants in 4 countries. These scales measure eating-related concerns for people who undergo weight loss treatment (e.g., bariatric surgery). The concepts measured include weight loss expectations, eating behaviors, distress, symptoms and work life.

EXPERIENCE OF CARE

Four scales measure patients’ experience of healthcare. The first scale measures satisfaction with information and the other 3 scales measure satisfaction with members of the healthcare team, i.e., surgeon, medical team and office staff.

BODY-Q FRAMEWORK

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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