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Quality of life of patients treated surgically for head and neck cancer

Jones, E; Lund, VJ; Howard, DJ; Greenberg, MP; McCarthy, M; (1992) Quality of life of patients treated surgically for head and neck cancer. Journal of Laryngology and Otology , 106 (3) 238 - 242. 10.1017/S0022215100119152. Green open access

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Abstract

The quality of survival of 48 patients treated surgically for head and neck cancer was assessed using a problem-orientated self-administered questionnaire. The questionnaire was based on the European Organization for Research into the Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) core questionnaire to which a specific head and neck module was added. The following domains were studied: pain, fatigue, physical symptoms (gastrointestinal and 'other'), functional activity, psychological symptoms, overall physical condition and overall quality of life. For the analysis, five groups of patients were considered: laryngectomy (n = 15), pharyngolaryngoesophagectomy (n = 5), craniofacial procedure (n = 11), 'other operations' (n = 9) and patients with disease recurrence (n = 8). Each group identified different problem areas. Laryngectomees and 'other operation' patients reported relatively few problems, whereas patients with disease recurrence described difficulties in all of the domains examined. Symptoms of fatigue were common. Information collected in this way may facilitate improved rehabilitation and thus better quality of survival.

Type: Article
Title: Quality of life of patients treated surgically for head and neck cancer
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0022215100119152
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022215100119152
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright Cambridge University Press 1992
Keywords: Head and neck neoplasms, Surgery, Quality of life, Para-nasal sinuses, Craniofacial resection, Depression, Surgery, Tumors, Cavity, State
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > The Ear Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Behavioural Science and Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/79331
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