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Long-term patient satisfaction with cosmetic outcome of minor cutaneous surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11309031     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We evaluated our patients' own assessment of the cosmetic outcome of minor dermatological surgery procedures. A postal questionnaire was sent to patients who had undergone surgery between 12 and 18 months previously. Patient satisfaction was correlated with variables, including age, sex, lesion size and site, indication for excision, histological diagnosis and operator. Two hundred and seven excisional procedures were identified in 193 patients. Seventy-nine per cent of the questionnaires (163/207) were returned. Seventy per cent of patients reported that the scar was invisible or better than expected and 9% rated it to be worse than expected. Ninety per cent of patients said they would undergo the procedure again. Patient dissatisfaction was associated significantly and independently with excisions from the back, younger age and benign histology.
C R Kearney; S A Holme; A D Burden; P McHenry
Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australasian journal of dermatology     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0004-8380     ISO Abbreviation:  Australas. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-19     Completed Date:  2001-06-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0135232     Medline TA:  Australas J Dermatol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  102-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Patient Satisfaction*
Retrospective Studies
Skin Diseases / surgery*
Surgical Procedures, Minor* / methods
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Wound Healing / physiology

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