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Title: Health-related quality of life in oral cancer: a review.
Austin Authors: Chandu, Arun;Smith, Andrew C H;Rogers, Simon N
Affiliation: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2006
Publication information: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery : Official Journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; 64(3): 495-502
Abstract: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has now become an important outcome measure in the assessment of patients treated for oral cancer. We summarize the influence of various factors in the treatment of oral cancer on HRQOL after surgery.A review of the current literature was carried out.Site-specific assessment of HRQOL should be encouraged, rather than assessment of head and neck cancer as a whole. In general the long-term HRQOL of oral cancer patients seems good with HRQOL at 1 year being equivalent to long-term HRQOL. A number of different patient and treatment factors were identified that affect HRQOL. These include age, gender, site, stage, emotional status, smoking and alcohol, marital status and income, performance status, method of reconstruction, access, mandibular resection, neck dissection, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, and post-operative radiotherapy.HRQOL should be considered as part of the overall process of care for oral cancer patients.
Gov't Doc #: 16487814
DOI: 10.1016/j.joms.2005.11.028
Journal: Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Age Factors
Head and Neck Neoplasms.psychology.therapy
Mouth Neoplasms.psychology.therapy
Neck Dissection.psychology
Quality of Life
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures.psychology
Sex Factors
Treatment Outcome
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