The science behind quality-of-life measurement: a primer for plastic surgeons.

@article{Cano2009TheSB,
  title={The science behind quality-of-life measurement: a primer for plastic surgeons.},
  author={Stefan John Cano and Anne F. Klassen and Andrea L. Pusic},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={123 3},
  pages={98e-106e}
}
Plastic surgeons perform a wide range of surgical procedures that have diverse clinical goals and complex effects on patients' lives. In recent years, quality-of-life outcomes have become increasingly important to clinical practice and plastic surgery research. It is important, therefore, that plastic surgeons understand the scientific issues surrounding the appropriate development and use of questionnaires that measure quality of life; they may then directly shape how new measures are… CONTINUE READING

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