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RESEARCH ARTICLE

A Cross Sectional Study To Assess The Quality Of Life Of Patients Undergone Surgery For Head And Neck Cancer

Toney Robert, KM Nila

Keywords : H&NCa-Head and Neck Cancer, QoL-Quality of Life, symptom sub-scales

Citation Information : Robert T, Nila K. A Cross Sectional Study To Assess The Quality Of Life Of Patients Undergone Surgery For Head And Neck Cancer. 2016; 9 (1):14-15.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-9-1-14

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objectives: To determine the Qol of patient who had undergone H&NCa surgery and to find out the association between Qol after H&NCa surgery and selected variables. Method: Descriptive survey design. Results: Low Qol was observed in 45% subjects. Significant association was found between QoL with many symptoms. Conclusion: With advanced cancer treatment methods, the numbers of H&NCa survivors are increasing but their Qol would be affected significantly if these problems are not properly addressed.


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