Development of the Facial Lines Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire and initial results for botulinum toxin type A-treated patients.


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BACKGROUND:Botulinum toxin type A treatment is a safe and effective treatment for facial lines. Patient satisfaction with treatment has not yet been systematically measured and reported. OBJECTIVE:To create a valid and reliable questionnaire to assess patient satisfaction with facial line treatment and to assess treatment satisfaction in facial line patients. METHODS:Development of the Facial Line Treatment Satisfaction (FTS) Questionnaire followed the five-step process recommended by the Patient Reported Outcomes Harmonization Committee. RESULTS:One hundred fifty-two pilot test participants received botulinum toxin type A treatment alone or in combination with a minimally invasive facial line treatment and were satisfied or very satisfied with their facial lines treatment. CONCLUSION:The FTS is a valid and reliable 14-item questionnaire that measures an aesthetic patient's satisfaction with facial line treatment. The FTS can be used in clinical practice or clinical trials of facial line treatments. Botulinum toxin type A treatment is associated with high patient satisfaction.

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Cited Authors

  • Cox, SE; Finn, JC; Stetler, L; Mackowiak, J; Kowalski, JW

Published Date

  • May 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 444 - 449

PubMed ID

  • 12752509

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12752509

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1524-4725

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1076-0512

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1046/j.1524-4725.2003.29111.x


  • eng