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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Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS59)

Derriiford specific items would intuitively be of importance to a patient with a facial difference having surgery — feeling self-conscious of their feature, avoiding having their face photographed or viewed in a mirror, feeling unattractive, lacking confidence and feelings of security as well as concern with being in public spaces such as pubs or restaurants. Table 3 shows the mean values pre- and scalle at the item level.

This outcome assessment may include photographic analysis, anatomical measurements and complications. A new psychometric scale for the evaluation of patients with disfigurements and aesthetic problems of appearance. Assessing the outcomes of facial plastic surgery requires PRO instruments that ask specifically about appearance with a level of detail that makes it possible to measure clinically important change following treatment.

Telephonee-mail moc. Psychological characteristics of children with cleft lip and palate: DAS measures were administered both preoperatively and at least six months after surgery.

The specific aims were twofold: Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. In addition, a total score full scale [FS] can be obtained by summing items. Comparison of pre- and postoperative scores with the DAS in secondary cleft rhinoplasty suggests there is less concern with appearance after surgery.


Secondary rhinoplasty, one of the final procedures in addressing the stigma of the cleft lip and palate CLPhas both functional and aesthetic objectives. The DAS59 has been appearace and developed to meet the need for an objective measure of the spectrum of psychological distress and dysfunction that is characteristic of disfigurements, deformities and aesthetic problems of appearance.

Patient-reported outcomes PROs are concepts that are important to patients with different health conditions. Content validity has been assured by basing the scale’s items on a detailed autobiographical study of representative patients. A new scale to appearahce individual responses to living with problems of appearance. Completed questionnaires were scored according to the DAS manual.

In addition to the DAS, demographic data age, sex, occupation, family status, nationality and ethnicity were gathered as well as type of cleft unilateral, bilateral, cleft lip and or palate alone. Food and Drug Administration. A short form of the Derriford Appearance Scale DAS59 to measure individual responses to living with problems of appearance.

Measuring outcomes in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery. The Medical Outcomes Study Approach.

The DAS contains 59 items that measure six concepts: Goals of this surgery are sometimes functional airway but are also significantly aesthetic.

It may be that in the present study, relatively few items drove overall differences in scores on the measure. Duke University Press; Table 2 Comparisons of Derriford appearance Scale 59 DAS scores of appearance pre- and postsecondary cleft rhinoplasty surgery derrifoord to subscale. Item-by-item analysis showed a significant reduction in score in only 11 of 59 items Table 4.

Table 3 Item analysis. The study was approved by the hospital research ethics board. The scald goal of the present study was to explore appearance-related concerns using the DAS in a sample of adult-aged patients with CLP undergoing a secondary rhinoplasty. Support Center Support Center. Intellectual, achievement, behavioral and personality variables.


Correlations with other appropriate standardised tests show good criterion validity and good construct validity. Twenty-five items were selected initially from the 59 items of the original DAS We found that compared with normative data, cleft patients in our study generally had higher DAS scores than the general population, suggesting greater concern with appearance generally in this group.

Distress from being unable to go out in windy weather. In plastic and reconstructive appeafance, it is important to have condition-specific measures given that generic measures often miss the issues that matter the most derriforrd patients.

The limitation of PRO assessment will always be the assessment tool or questionnaire with which we measure these outcomes. A comprehensive review of the literature.

DAS24 – Derriford Appearance Scale – Short form

Total scores for this CLP group indicated greater concern about appearance than the general population. Richman LC, Eliason M. Measuring outcomes in aesthetic surgery: Derriford appearance Scale 59 DAS items with significant difference in mean pre- versus postoperative scores. 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.

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