Beyond the physician's perspective: A review of patient-reported outcomes in dermatologic surgery and cosmetic dermatology Journal Article


Authors: Mori, S.; Lee, E. H.
Article Title: Beyond the physician's perspective: A review of patient-reported outcomes in dermatologic surgery and cosmetic dermatology
Abstract: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are utilized in health care to quantify the patient's perspective of a health condition or treatment on outcomes, such as health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and patient satisfaction. In dermatology, this is particularly relevant because the patient's perspective is critical in evaluating the outcome of cosmetic procedures as well as skin cancer treatment. We review seven validated PROMs that have been reported in the dermatologic surgery and cosmetic dermatology literature. For patients undergoing cosmetic procedures, the use of PROMs provides additional valuable outcome data beyond physician assessment. For patients with skin cancer, women experience a unique and often greater impact on HRQoL during treatment, which has been captured through PROMs. The recent development of multi-module instruments, such as the FACE-Q and FACE-Q Skin Cancer, have facilitated comprehensive assessments of treatment that impact multiple domains of HRQoL. The use of PROMs allows for dermatologists to reliably capture important disease- and treatment-related concerns, thus improving the patient experience. © 2018
Keywords: patient satisfaction; review; outcome assessment; quality of life; skin cancer; esthetic surgery; facial lines outcomes questionnaire; skin surgery; randomized controlled trial (topic); patient-reported outcome; quality of life assessment; dermatology life quality index; human; female; cosmetic procedures; facial line satisfaction questionnaire
Journal Title: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
Volume: 5
Issue: 1
ISSN: 2352-6475
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.  
Date Published: 2019-02-01
Start Page: 21
End Page: 26
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijwd.2018.08.001
PROVIDER: scopus
PMCID: PMC6374698
PUBMED: 30809575
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Notes: Review -- Export Date: 1 March 2019 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Erica H Lee
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  2. Shoko Mori
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