Br J Health Psychol. May;10(Pt 2) The DAS a short form of the Derriford Appearance Scale DAS59 to measure individual responses to living. The Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS) is QoL measure developed for assessing concern about physical appearance. This is a standardized, psychometrically. To measure the spectrum of psychological distress and dysfunction that is characteristic of disfigurements, deformities and aesthetic problems of appearance To.

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Cleft lip and palate: Self-reported social, speech, and facial concerns and personality adjustment of adolescents with cleft lip and palate. Table 3 shows the mean values pre- and postoperatively at the item level.

DAS24 – Derriford Appearance Scale – Short form

Assessment of treatment interventions or surgery has conventionally been performed by physicians. Journal List Plast Surg Oakv v. Many PRO instruments have been used in plastic surgery; however, for a PRO instrument to be scientifically sound it should assess the impact of surgical intervention in a clinically meaningful manner 7.

Richman LC, Eliason M. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Measuring outcomes in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery. The way in which physicians evaluate outcomes in surgery concerning aesthetics is changing. Despite the prevalence of nasal deformity among the stigma of CLP, no study has used a validated tool to quantify the effect of secondary rhinoplasty on the QoL of CLP patients.


Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS59)

Distress from being unable to change hairstyle. DAS measures were administered both preoperatively and at least six months after surgery.

Psychological profile of Chinese with cleft lip and palate deformities. Duke University Press; The DAS contains 59 items dertiford measure six concepts: The specific aims were twofold: The DAS59 thus generates a full-scale score and five factorial sub-scale scores.

Understanding genetic and environmental influences.

Apearance measures of outcome in plastic surgery: Table 4 Derriford appearance Scale 59 DAS items with significant difference in mean pre- versus postoperative scores. Across all subscales of the measure, there was a reduction in scores after secondary rhinoplasty suggesting less patient concern with appearance and a positive effect of surgery on patient quality of life.

The demands it places on health care systems worldwide calls for a clinically meaningful, condition-specific measure for more accurate assessment of outcomes after surgical intervention. In addition to the DAS, demographic data age, sex, occupation, eerriford status, nationality and ethnicity were gathered as well as type of cleft unilateral, bilateral, cleft lip and or palate alone.

Table 3 Item analysis. A comprehensive review of the literature. To standardize the DAS, authors placed the scores of the clinical population in context with scores of others in comparable populations consisting of the general population who are concerned, and who are not concerned, about appearance.

The present study demonstrates a beneficial effect of secondary rhinoplasty on appearance-based QoL; however, a condition-specific measure would more accurately quantify this benefit. Total scores for this CLP group indicated greater concern about appearance than the general population.


Derriford Appearance Scale – Short form (DAS24)

Psychological characteristics of children with cleft lip and palate: Four patients had bilateral and 16 had unilateral CLP. The study was approved by the hospital research ethics board.

Patient reported outcome measures. Factor analysis of data sets general population and clinical population identified three factors that are not feature specific and two that are bodily and sexual features, facial features.

In part, this may be due to the fact that this subscale, which on the surface sounds like an important concept, includes content that is not targeted to a rhinoplasty sample.

Br J Health Psych. A new psychometric scale for the evaluation of patients with disfigurements and aesthetic problems of appearance. CLP is the appeqrance common congenital facial difference, occurring in approximately one in live births Reliability of a multidimensional questionnaire for adults with treated complete cleft lip and palate.

DAS59 – Derriford Appearance Scale

Intellectual, achievement, behavioral and personality variables. Telephonee-mail moc. In plastic and reconstructive surgery, it is important to have appeearance measures given that generic measures often miss the issues that matter the most to patients. Measuring Functioning and Well-Being: