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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 268-270

The cleft Q as an outcome measure after palatoplasty

1 Department of Surgery, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

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Dr. Afieharo I Michael
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ajps.ajps_115_21

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The Cleft Q, a patient-reported outcome measure, has been adopted by the International Consortium for Health Outcome measurement as a valid tool for the measurement of outcomes following intervention on a patient with a cleft. It is scarcely used in sub-Saharan Africa. We report our first experience with the Cleft Q in measuring the outcomes following palatoplasty in an African adult female with a Veau type II defect. The Cleft Q was able to demonstrate improved scores across all domains measured. There is however a need for further validation of the Cleft Q in our setting.

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