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.