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.
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.
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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.
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