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

If you are interested in participating in this study, please click on ‘RSVP on External Site’ to access the eligibility survey.
Andrea Pusic, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Anne Klassen, DPhil, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

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 are testing 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 research team began recruitment for this study in July 2018 and is expanding the study to include all women with any stage of breast cancer, with or without breast reconstruction.

What does participation involve?

If you sign up for the study, you will be asked to complete a short survey to determine your eligibility. If you are eligible to participate, you will be asked to answer some questions about you and your breast cancer treatment. Then you will be asked to complete the new BREAST-Q scales. The survey should take about 20 minutes to complete. Your answers will be confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of the research team.

Anywhere in the United States