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A Pilot Study of Patient Satisfaction After Cutaneous Surgery

18 Years
80 Years
Open (Enrolling by invite only)
Skin Cancer

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Trial Information

A Pilot Study of Patient Satisfaction After Cutaneous Surgery

Secondary objectives are to identify factors associated with patient satisfaction level and
determine the correlation between patient satisfaction and surgeon clinical perception.

Inclusion Criteria:

- 18-80 years old

- Is in a self-reported stable health condition

- English speaking

- Is willing and has the ability to understand the study, provide informed consent and
communicate with the investigator

- Recommended to have and scheduled for cutaneous surgery

- Agrees to follow-up at scheduled times

Exclusion Criteria:

- Unable to speak or read English

- Did not complete an 8th grade education

- A history of mental illness

- Any other disability or condition that would prevent completion of questionnaire

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Patient rating

Outcome Description:

Subjects will rate their satisfaction after cutaneous surgery in 4 different categories using 0-10 visual analog scales. The scale will be ~100 millimeters in length and each response will be given a value in millimeters. In addition, patients will answer an open-ended question about their level of satisfaction. Data will also be compared to previous data from patients after cutaneous surgery in the literature.

Outcome Time Frame:

at time of visit

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Murad Alam, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Northwestern University


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

June 2012

Completion Date:

September 2013

Related Keywords:

  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Neoplasms



Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of DermatologyChicago, Illinois  60611