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Patient satisfaction in relation to nipple reconstruction: The importance of information provision

Harcourt, D.; Russell, C.; Hughes, J.; White, P.; Nduka, C.; Smith, R.

Authors

C. Russell

J. Hughes

Paul White Paul.White@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Applied Statistics

C. Nduka

Richard Smith Richard22.Smith@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy MSk



Abstract

127 women who had previously undergone surgical nipple reconstruction completed self-report questionnaires to assess body image, anxiety, depression, information preference, and satisfaction with surgical outcome, information provision, and the decision to undergo the procedure. Whilst most women were satisfied with the outcome of surgery and of their decision to have nipple reconstruction, this study highlights the importance of information provision that meets patients' needs at the time of decision-making, in particular information about likely nipple sensation after surgery. © 2010 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Citation

Harcourt, D., Russell, C., Hughes, J., White, P., Nduka, C., & Smith, R. (2011). Patient satisfaction in relation to nipple reconstruction: The importance of information provision. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 64(4), 494-499. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2010.06.008

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 1, 2011
Deposit Date Nov 1, 2010
Journal Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Print ISSN 1748-6815
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 64
Issue 4
Pages 494-499
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2010.06.008
Keywords reconstruction, patient satisfaction, nipple reconstruction, information provision, body image, visible difference
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/985418
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2010.06.008