Patient-reported outcomes for nipple reconstruction: Review of literature.

Tan, Yan Yu, Chin, Ye Ru, Bajaj, Kuljyot and Thomas, Sunil S (2021) Patient-reported outcomes for nipple reconstruction: Review of literature. The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland. ISSN 1479-666X. This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs

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Abstract

BACKGROUND

There is currently no validated patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) that is specific to nipple-areola complex (NAC) reconstruction. This paper evaluates all patient-reported outcomes for NAC reconstruction in the literature.

METHODS

Systematic literature searches of The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE and World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform were conducted to identify all primary studies with patient-reported outcomes for NAC reconstruction. The primary outcome measures were patient satisfaction rates for appearance and symmetry of NAC reconstruction.

RESULTS

Fifty-nine papers were included in this review. Reported patient satisfaction was generally high, with the pooled average satisfaction rate for appearance being 81.9% and symmetry 80.3%. 89.5% of respondents would do it again and 94.8% would recommend it to others. There is no standardised or validated PROM specific to NAC reconstruction and this contributes to a lack of conclusive findings from studies in this area.

CONCLUSION

There is a need for a validated PROM that is specific to NAC reconstruction, in order to serve as a standardised outcome assessment to guide further research and improve patient care.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs
Subjects: WO Surgery
Divisions: Planned IP Care > General Surgery
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Depositing User: Jamie Edgar
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2021 14:41
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2021 14:41
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/3872

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