What Patients Think of Scars. Plastic Surgery Hot Topics with Rod J. Rohrich, MD and Andrea L. Pusic, MD

Video Author:Rod J. Rohrich, MD

Published on:August 21, 2020

Each year, millions of people get scars secondary to surgery, trauma, and burns. Scar-specific patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) to evaluate outcomes are needed.

In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," interviews Andrea L. Pusic, MD to discuss the development of the SCAR-Q, a rigorously-developed PROM that assesses scars from the patient’s perspective, and her team’s new study that field-tested the SCAR-Q and examined its psychometric properties.

Read the September 2020 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, "Psychometric Findings for the SCAR-Q Patient-Reported Outcome Measure Basedon 731 Children and Adults with Surgical, Traumatic, and Burn Scars from Four Countries" by Ziolkowski, Pusic, Fish, et al. Find it on PRSJournal.com.

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Keywords: plastic surgery; #PRSHotTopic; scars; scarring; surgical scars; trauma; burns; questionnaire; data; treatments; SCAR-Q;