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The Facial Clinimetric Evaluation scale underestimates social well-being and synkinesis in overall facial palsy-specific quality of life: A cross-sectional study in 80 patients
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  • Seung-Jae Yoon,
  • Tessa Bruins,
  • Paul Werker,
  • Martinus van Veen
Seung-Jae Yoon
University Medical Centre Groningen

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Tessa Bruins
University Medical Center Groningen
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Paul Werker
University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen
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Martinus van Veen
University Medical Center Groningen
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Key Points: ● The Facial Clinimetric Evaluation (FaCE) scale, consisting of six subscales, measures facial palsy-specific quality of life. ● Each subscale’s weight in the total FaCE score is based on the number of questions but may not reflect the subscale’s true contributions to ‘overall’ facial-palsy specific quality of life. ● In 80 patients, we analyzed the subscales’ correlations with a validated Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) score that quantifies overall facial palsy-related burden. ● Social function and facial comfort had stronger correlations with overall facial palsy-related quality of life than their weights in the FaCE total score suggests. ● Greater importance should be placed on social function and facial comfort when estimating the quality of life of patients with facial palsy.
05 Dec 2022Submitted to Clinical Otolaryngology
18 Dec 2022Submission Checks Completed
18 Dec 2022Assigned to Editor
20 Dec 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
06 Feb 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
12 Feb 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Major
06 May 20231st Revision Received
08 May 2023Submission Checks Completed
08 May 2023Assigned to Editor
09 May 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
14 Jun 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
18 Jun 2023Editorial Decision: Accept