Patient Reported Outcome Measures
We would like cosmetic surgery service providers to routinely collect and report on Q-PROMs for all patients receiving the following procedures:
- augmentation mammoplasty
Patient satisfaction with the outcomes of cosmetic surgery is of singular importance. Completion of PROMs, pre- and post-operatively, allows for a patient’s own measurement of their health and health-related quality of life, and how this has been changed by the surgical intervention. PROMs are distinct from more general measures of satisfaction and experience, being procedure-specific, validated, and constructed to reduce bias effects.
The questionnaires should ideally be completed by the patient and collected pre- and post-operatively. The completed questionnaires should be scored and any changes between the scores can be attributed to the surgical intervention.
The Q-PROM tools were developed by researchers at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC) and McMaster University. MSKCC, the lead institution, has granted royalty-free use as part of the RCS data collection initiative. MSKCC charge for-profit researchers to use these tools.
If you are an RCS member you can access the scoring tables and tools to support data analysis after logging in at the top of the page. Other users should contact Anne Klassen firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recognise there will be challenges in collecting this information. However, the data gathered from the use of PROMs can be used in a variety of ways to empower patients, inform decision making and, where relevant, support quality improvement.Please read our FAQ
Further information or questions...
Telephone 020 7869 6120 to speak with a member of the project team