Adv Skin Wound Care 2021 Jun;34(6):1-6
In the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Korea University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea, Jae-Ho Chung, MD, PhD, is Clinical Assistant Professor; Sang-Ho Kwon, MD, is a resident; Ki-Jae Kim, MD, MS, is a resident; Jae-Min Lee, MD, MS, is a resident; Jeong-Min Yoon, MD, MS, is Public Health Physician; Jeong-Hyun Cheon, MD, MS, is Clinical Instructor; Eul-Sik Yoon, MD, PhD, is Professor; Seung-Ha Park, MD, PhD, MBA, is Professor. The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article. Submitted October 19, 2020; accepted in revised form December 4, 2020.
Objective: To compare the reliability of the Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale (POSAS) with the Vancouver Scar Scale (VSS) in evaluating thyroidectomy scars.
Methods: At 6 months after the operation, 112 patients who underwent thyroid surgery via collar neck incision were evaluated by two blinded plastic surgeons and two senior residents using the VSS and the observer component of the POSAS. In addition, the observer-reported VAS score and patient-reported Likert score were evaluated. Read More