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Reply: The BREAST-Q Further Validation in Independent Clinical Samples

Hammond, Dennis C. M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: October 2012 - Volume 130 - Issue 4 - p 618e
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e318262f532
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Center for Breast and Body Contouring, 4070 Lake Drive SE, Suite 202, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49546

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Sir:

It is heartening to observe the response to the concerns raised in my original discussion1 of the BREAST-Q article by Cano et al. Certainly, patient-reported outcome studies will be aggressively pursued in the coming years, and precise development of evaluation methods should generate valid data that will benefit us all as these studies are completed. The contribution of these researchers specializing in patient-reported outcome studies will be a welcome addition to our fund of knowledge, and it is my hope that this effort will enhance the quality of the care we deliver to our patients.

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DISCLOSURE

The author has no financial interest to disclose.

Dennis C. Hammond M.D.

Center for Breast and Body Contouring

4070 Lake Drive SE, Suite 202

Grand Rapids, Mich. 49546

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REFERENCE

1. Hammond DC. The BREAST-Q: Further validation in independent clinical samples (Discussion). Plast Reconstr Surg.. 2012;129:303–304
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