Who are we?
AbdomiCARE is a not-for-profit research collaborative dedicated to producing and disseminating evidence-based findings about rectus diastasis (RD) and its associated health related quality of life outcomes. Using patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) research, we are interested in examining the patient’s lived experience of rectus diastasis and abdominoplasty, rather than focusing on the surgeon’s perspective. Based at Flinders University (South Australia), the researchers behind this collective are aiming to:
· Define the pathology of rectus diastasis, its associated risk factors, symptoms, and health related quality of life outcomes
· Examine the health benefits of abdominoplasty with muscle repair (Tummy-tuck) as a treatment option