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Recommendations on the most suitable quality‐of‐life measurement instruments for bariatric and body contouring surgery: A systematic review

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posted by WM Admin on 18 June 2018

This systematic review assesses the quality of existing patient‐reported outcome measures developed and/or validated for Quality of Life measurement in bariatric surgery (BS) and body contouring surgery (BCS).

For all eligible studies, the authors evaluated the quality of the measurement instruments by applying quality criteria. Four degrees of recommendation were assigned to validated instruments (A–D).

Twenty-six articles describing 24 instruments were included. No instrument met all requirements (category A). Seven instruments had the potential to be recommended depending on further validation studies (category B). The authors conclude that the BODY‐Q, developed for BS and BCS, possessed the strongest evidence for quality of measurement properties and has the potential to be recommended in future clinical trials.

This is an open access article and can be read in free full text at: https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12710

de Vries, C.E.E., et al. (2018). Recommendations on the most suitable quality‐of‐life measurement instruments for bariatric and body contouring surgery: A systematic review. Obesity Reviews, 8 June [Epub before print].