Patient-Reported Outcome Measures: BODY-Q

Lotte Poulsen, Giancarlo McEvenue, Anne Klassen, Maarten Hoogbergen, Jens Ahm Sorensen, Andrea Pusic*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are questionnaires designed to measure outcomes of importance to patients from their perspective. The BODY-Q is a PROM designed to measure outcomes in weight loss and/or body contouring surgery. To develop the BODY-Q, a literature review, 63 patient interviews, 22 cognitive interviews, and input from 9 clinical experts were used to develop a conceptual framework that covers 3 broad domains: appearance concerns, health-related quality of life, and experience of care. For each aspect of the framework, multiple independently functioning scales were developed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)15-24
Publication statusPublished - 1. Jan 2019


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  • Aesthetic surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Body contouring
  • BODY-Q
  • Massive weight loss
  • Obesity
  • Outcomes
  • Quality of life
  • Bariatric Surgery/standards
  • Humans
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Quality of Life
  • Obesity/surgery
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Weight Loss/physiology
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures

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