Table 1

Cosmesis and Body image questionnaire consisting of a body image score (items 1 to 5) and a cosmetic score (items 6 to 8)

1

Are you less satisfied with your body since the operation?

□ 1 = no, not at all

□ 2 = a little bit

□ 3 = quite a bit

□ 4 = yes, extremely

2

Do you think the operation has damaged your body?

□ 1 = no, not at all

□ 2 = a little bit

□ 3 = quite a bit

□ 4 = yes, extremely

3

Do you fell less attractive as a result of your operation?

□ 1 = no, not at all

□ 2 = a little bit

□ 3 = quite a bit

□ 4 = yes, extremely

4

Do you feel less feminine/masculine as a result of your operation?

□ 1 = no, not at all

□ 2 = a little bit

□ 3 = quite a bit

□ 4 = yes, extremely

5

Is it difficult to look at yourself naked?

□ 1 = no, not at all

□ 2 = a little bit

□ 3 = quite a bit

□ 4 = yes, extremely

6

On a scale from 1 to 7, how satisfied are you with your scar(s)?

□ 1 = very unsatisfied

□ 2 = quite unsatisfied

□ 3 = a bit unsatisfied

□ 4 = not unsatisfied/not satisfied

□ 5 = a bit satisfied

□ 6 = quite satisfied

□ 7 = very satisfied

7

On a scale from 1 to 7, how would you describe your scar(s)?

□ 1 = revolting

□ 2 = quite revolting

□ 3 = a bit revolting

□ 4 = not revolting/not beautiful

□ 5 = a bit beautiful

□ 6 = quite beautiful

□ 7 = very beautiful

8

Could you score your own scar(s) on a scale from 1 to 10?

(1 = ugliest scar imaginable, 10 = almost scarless)


Scores from 8 to 48.

Steinemann et al. BMC Surgery 2011 11:24   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-11-24

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