Satisfaction with Quality of Life in Patients with Minimum Cicatricial Damage of the Face and Neck



Satisfaction with quality of life and self-attitude in patients operated by «traditional» (conventional surgical methods) and endoscopically assisted methods are considered in the article. Differences in the quality of life in patients, self-attitude to ones appearance are described. 65 patients were surgically operated and examined. Control group – patients operated by «traditional» techniques (35 patients), the average age of patients was 38 ± 11,1 years. The comparison group – patients operated using endoscopically assisted methods (30 patients), the average age of patients was 44 ± 17,7 years. Psychodiagnostic methods: 1. N. E. Vodopyanova`s scale of life quality; 2. The Short Form-36; 3. S.R. Panteleev`s Assessment of self-relationship. Complaints of paresthesia and pain experienced by patients who underwent a “traditional” operation were revealed as a result of the examination. Operated on with an endoscopically assisted method patients did not present any complaints. Differences between the assessment of the life quality and self-relationship in examined groups were found. Operated on with an endoscopically assisted method patients evaluated life quality, satisfaction with their appearance and physical condition higher than patients operated on with a “traditional” method.

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Keywords: self-attitude to the appearance, maxillofacial surgery, endoscopically assisted method, the quality of life

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Iaremenko A.I., Isaeva E.R., Kolegova T.Е., Sitkina E.В., Vasilieva Y.V. Satisfaction with Quality of Life in Patients with Minimum Cicatricial Damage of the Face and Neck [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2018. Vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 75–90. DOI: 10.17759/cpse.2018070106. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Andrey I. Iaremenko, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of the Department of Surgical and Maxillofacial Surgery Dentistry; Director, Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The First Pavlov State Medical University, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail:

Elena R. Isaeva, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of the Department of Psychology and Clinical Psychology, The First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Tatiana Е. Kolegova, Doctor (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon), Clinic of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The First Pavlov State Medical University, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail:

Evgeniya В. Sitkina, Assistant, Department of General and Clinical Psychology, The First Pavlov State Medical University, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail:

Yuliya V. Vasilieva, Student, Department of Clinical Psychology, The First Pavlov State Medical University, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail:



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