Facial plast Surg 2017; 33(05): 499-508
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1606361
Original Article
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Development of a New Module of the FACE-Q for Children and Young Adults with Diverse Conditions Associated with Visible and/or Functional Facial Differences

Natasha M. Longmire
Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Karen W.Y. Wong Riff
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Justine L. O'Hara
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Trust, London, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Shivani Aggarwala
Department of Surgery, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
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Gregory C. Allen
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado
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Neil W. Bulstrode
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Trust, London, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Christopher R. Forrest
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Brooke M. French
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado
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Timothy E.E. Goodacre
Spires Cleft Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Damian Marucci
Department of Surgery, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
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Jonathan H. Norris
Oxford Eye Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Vivek Panchapakesan
Department of Plastic Surgery, William Osler Health System, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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Bhoomika Piplani
Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Andrea L. Pusic
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
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Herman Jr. Vercruysse
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Trust, London, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
,
Anne F. Klassen
Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Publication History

Publication Date:
29 September 2017 (online)

Abstract

Appearance and facial function are concepts not well addressed in current pediatric patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) for facial conditions. We aimed to develop a new module of the FACE-Q for children/young adults with facial conditions that include ear anomalies, facial paralysis, skeletal conditions, and soft tissue conditions. Semi-structured and cognitive interviews were conducted with patients aged 8–29 years recruited from craniofacial centers in Canada, USA, UK, and Australia. Interviews were used to elicit new concepts and to obtain feedback on CLEFT-Q scales hypothesized to be relevant to other facial conditions. Interview data were recorded, transcribed, and coded. Experts were emailed and invited to provide feedback via Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap). Eighty-four participants and 43 experts contributed. Analysis led to the development of a conceptual framework and 14 new scales that measure appearance, facial function, health-related quality of life, and adverse effects of treatment. In addition, 12 CLEFT-Q scales were determined to have content validity for use with other facial conditions. Expert input led to minor changes to scales and items. This new FACE-Q module for children/young adults is being field-tested internationally. Once finalized, we anticipate this PROM will be used to inform clinical practice and research studies.