Proven Performance
Proven Performance

Used world-wide in clinical trialS with thousands of patients and translated into 13 different languages, it is uniquely sensitive to subtle differences in patient outcomes and highly responsive to clinical change in prospective trials.

Reliable Metrics
Reliable Metrics

Developed using state of the art psychometric methods with input from over 2000 patients in Canada and the US, the BREAST-Q has been validated in over 15,000 patients and proven to be highly reliable, valid and responsive.


A unique modular design and independently structured scales reduces the burden on patients to only answer questions that are relevant to the outcome of interest. This translates into higher patient response rates. Most scales can be completed by patients in just a few minutes.

Key Publications
Pusic AL, Klassen AF, Scott AM, Klok JA, Cordeiro PG, Cano SJ. Development of a New Patient Reported Outcome Measure for Breast Surgery: The BREAST-Q.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Aug;124(2):345-353

Pusic AL, Lemaine V, Klassen AF, Scott AM, Cano SJ. Patient-reported outcome measures in plastic surgery; use and interpretation in evidence-based medicine.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Mar;127(3):1361-7

Cano SJ, Klassen A, Pusic AL. The science behind quality-of-life measurement: a primer for plastic surgeons.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2009 Mar;123(3):98e-106e

New Developments
Duke University researchers survey 7600 breast cancer survivors using the BREAST-Q.

The goal of this study was to learn about the impact of breast-conserving therapy (lumpectomy/radiation), mastectomy, or mastectomy with breast reconstruction on a woman's quality of life, general health care experience, and satisfaction with care and outcome.

BREAST-Q Used as Key Measure in UK NHS Breast Surgery Audit

The BREAST-Q was used to survey over 8000 women in the UK as a component of the National Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction Audit. See Fourth Annual Report of the National Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction Audit 2011. Jeevan R, Cromwell D, Browne J, van der Meulen J, Caddy CM, Pereira J, Sheppard C, et al