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Clinical research in pediatric plastic surgery and systematic review of quality-of-life questionnaires

Klassen, A. F., Stotland, M. A., Skarsgard, E. D., and Pusic, A. L.
In the first part of this article, examples of different research designs used to study pediatric patients who undergo plastic surgery are described. The remainder of the article discusses the measurement of outcomes in pediatric plastic surgery research, with a particular focus on the assessment of quality of life (QOL). Issues specific to measuring QOL in children are discussed (eg, developmental considerations, use of self- versus proxy report). The results of a systematic literature review to identify and appraise pediatric plastic surgery condition-specific measures of QOL are presented.
Clin Plast Surg
1558-0504 (Electronic)
Publication year:
Symptom status:
Cognitive/mental state
Emotional state
Physical state
Functional status:
Physical functioning
Overall quality of life:
Overall quality of life
Children (0-18)
Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
PRO / non-PRO:
Non-patient Reported Outcome
Patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
1 - Questionnaires
6 - Clinical rating scales
BOQ - Burn Outcomes Questionnaire (versions: BOQ 0-5 years; BOQ 5-18 years; BOQ10-18 years; BOQ parent form 0-5 years; BOQ 5-18 years parent form; BOQ 11-18 adolescent form)
COHIP - Child Oral Health Impact Profile
COHQOL 11-14 child - Child Oral Health Quality of Life Questionnaire 11-14 years child perceptions
COHQOL 6-14 parent-child - Child Oral Health Quality of Life Questionnaire 6-14 years parent-child perceptions
COHQOL 8-10 child - Child Oral Health Quality of Life Questionnaire 8-10 years child perceptions
COHQOL-SF 11-14 child - Child Oral Health Quality of Life Questionnaire-Short Form 11-14 years child perceptions
HOBQ 0-4-parent - Dutch Health Outcomes Burn Questionnaire 0-4 years-parent form
PEEQ 8-18 child - Pectus Excavatum Evaluation Questionnaire 8-18 years child form
PEEQ 8-18 parent - Pectus Excavatum Evaluation Questionnaire 8-18 years parent form
PVOS - Pediatric Voice Outcome Survey
PV-RQoL - Pediatric Voice-Related Quality of Life
YQOL-CS - Youth Quality of Life Instrument-Craniofacial Surgery Module
YQOL-FD - Youth Quality of Life-Facial Differences Module