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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 tightness and difficulty with physical activities, such as running or exercising.
Asks about feelings of sexual attractiveness (clothed and unclothed), sexual confidence and comfort level during sex.
Items cover breast appearance, satisfaction with breasts and how bras fit and how the breasts look when clothed or unclothed.
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.
Measures the outcome of surgery and whether or not expectations were met.
BREAST-Q | AUGMENTATION FRAMEWORK