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Titolo:
Quality of life for patients with head and neck cancer, especially following laryngectomy.
Autore:
Houser, A; Kramp, B; Richter, J; Dassler, U;
Indirizzi:
Univ Rostock, Klin & Poliklin Hals Nasen Ohren Heilkunde, D-18055 Rostock,Germany Univ Rostock Rostock Germany D-18055 Heilkunde, D-18055 Rostock,Germany Univ Rostock, Klin & Poliklin Psychiat & Psychotherapie, Rostock, Germany Univ Rostock Rostock Germany sychiat & Psychotherapie, Rostock, Germany Univ Rostock, Inst Gesundheitswissensch, Rostock, Germany Univ Rostock Rostock Germany nst Gesundheitswissensch, Rostock, Germany
Titolo Testata:
LARYNGO-RHINO-OTOLOGIE
fascicolo: 8, volume: 80, anno: 2001,
pagine: 458 - 463
SICI:
1615-0007(200108)80:8<458:QOLFPW>2.0.ZU;2-K
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
GER
Soggetto:
OF-LIFE;
Keywords:
quality of life; head and neck cancer; Karnofsky scale; WHO-status; Spitzer quality of life index;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
55
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Houser, A Univ Rostock, Klin & Poliklin Hals Nasen Ohren Heilkunde, Doberaner Str 137-139, D-18055 Rostock, Germany Univ Rostock Doberaner Str 137-139 Rostock Germany D-18055 many
Citazione:
A. Houser et al., "Quality of life for patients with head and neck cancer, especially following laryngectomy.", LARY RH OTO, 80(8), 2001, pp. 458-463

Abstract

Background: Quality of life is an important factor for patients with cancer in the head and neck region. This factor has not often been investigated in such patients. Methods: A series of 201 patients with head and neck cancer answered a questionnaire concerning quality of life in general. in addition various parameters of quality of life were rated by an observer such asthe Karnofsky scale, the WHO-status and the Spitzer quality of life index. Results: The patients were subdivided into 3 groups, 101 patients with laryngeal cancer, 70 with pharyngeal cancer and 30 others ENT-cancer patients. Patients with cancer of the pharynx had more physical problems. In addition the patients were in different stages of their tumor disease. The patients with cancer in UICC I/II had a better health and quality of life than UICC III/IV. 75% of the whole population spoke about their quality of life as good and better. A similar tendency of quality of life was found in the groups of laryngeal cancer. The indices for health and quality of life in the patients were strongly correlated to the Karnofsky scale, the WHO-status and the Spitzer quality of life index. Conclusions: The study suggests that it is necessary to measure quality of life variables in head and neck cancerpatients. All of the different methods are important for the measurement of quality of life.

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