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Predicting Perceived Disfigurement from Facial Function in Patients with Unilateral Paralysis.

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Summary of "Predicting Perceived Disfigurement from Facial Function in Patients with Unilateral Paralysis."

Clinical rating tools such as the electronic, clinician-graded facial function (eFACE) scale provide detailed information about aspects of facial functioning relevant to the assessment and treatment of facial paralysis. Past research has established that eFACE scores significantly relate to expert ratings of facial disfigurement. However, no studies have examined the extent to which eFACE scores relate to casual observers' perceptions of disfigurement in facial paralysis.

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Name: Plastic and reconstructive surgery
ISSN: 1529-4242
Pages: 722e-728e

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