Closed Studies

Psychometric Evaluation of New BREAST-Q Scales for the Breast Reconstruction Module


Andrea Pusic, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Anne Klassen, DPhil, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Study Review

The BREAST-Q is a questionnaire used around the world in patient care and research. The BREAST-Q measures quality of life and breast satisfaction. In this study, researchers tested 5 new scales relevant to all breast cancer patients and 7 new scales for women who develop arm lymphedema. These new scales will make it possible for researchers and health care providers to better understand the impact of breast cancer and lymphedema on quality of life.

The initial Call to Action was sent in July of 2018. The researcher then expanded the study to include all women with any stage of breast cancer, with or without breast reconstruction. The study closed on January 3, 2020. 



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