Quality of life and self-esteem outcomes following rhytidoplasty

Quality of life and self-esteem outcomes following rhytidoplasty

Author Alves, MCD Google Scholar
Abla, Luiz Eduardo Felipe Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Santos, R. D. Google Scholar
Ferreira, Lydia Masako Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract To evaluate improvement in patients' quality of life and self-esteem as a result of rhytidoplasty, 32 Caucasian female patients with facial rhytidosis, aged 46 to 68, were selected consecutively from a waiting list and underwent rhytidoplasty. the widely used health evaluation tool Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36), and the Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale, a specific tool for self-esteem assessment, were used. Evaluations were carried out preoperatively and in the second and sixth months postoperative. Significant improvements were observed in 4 out of 8 aspects evaluated through SF-36, as well as in self-esteem, 2 and 6 months after surgery.The results presented here indicate that rhytidoplasty confers substantial improvement in health status and psychologic functioning of patients by increasing both quality of life and self-esteem.
Keywords rhytidoplasty
quality of life
self-esteem
Language English
Date 2005-05-01
Published in Annals of Plastic Surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 54, n. 5, p. 511-514, 2005.
ISSN 0148-7043 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Extent 511-514
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.sap.0000155274.59248.57
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000228840400011
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/28292

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