PROMs in Face Transplant

Development of a condition-specific patient-reported outcome measure for patients with chronic headaches. Headaches impose a tremendous burden on ones’ quality of life, including their physical and cognitive function. Traditionally, treatment for headaches has involved preventative and abortive medications, opioids, injectables, and medical devices. More recently, surgical techniques have evolved to decompress the peripheral sensory nerves around the skull to improve the frequency, severity, and duration of headaches. Our team is developing a new patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) to understand the effectiveness of headache treatment and its impact on quality of life.

Relevant Publications

Fullerton ZH, Tsangaris E, DeVries CEE, Klassen AF, Aycart MA, Sidey-Gibbons CJ, Pusic AL, Pomahac B. Patient-reported outcomes measures used in vascularized composite allotransplantation of the face: A systematic literature review. Submitted to JPRAS.