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—The number of small embedded devices connected to the Internet is increasing. This growth is mostly due to the large number of Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, with applications such as: industrial monitoring, home automation, and others. One common aspect with the majority of application areas is the lack of mobility. Most IoT devices are stationary(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of this longitudinal study was to investigate the sensitivity to change of the Swedish Self Evaluation of Communication Experiences after Laryngeal Cancer questionnaire (the S-SECEL), addressing communication dysfunction in patients treated for laryngeal cancer. Previous studies have highlighted the need for more specific questionnaires for(More)
BACKGROUND Trismus is a common symptom often related to the treatment for head and neck cancer and to temporomandibular disorders. The purpose of the present study was to measure the impact of trismus on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and mental health in patients with head and neck cancer and temporomandibular disorder. METHODS We used the(More)
BACKGROUND Trismus after head and neck cancer is a symptom associated with pain and negatively affected health-related quality of life. The purpose of this study was to compare two different jaw exercise devices and the compliance to exercise. METHODS Fifty patients with head and neck cancer were randomized to jaw exercise with either the TheraBite or(More)
BACKGROUND Using a longitudinal design, aim of this study was to investigate the relation between mental adjustment to cancer and anxiety, depression, health-related quality of life (HRQL) and survival in patients treated for laryngeal cancer. METHODS 95 patients with Tis-T4 laryngeal cancer were assessed at one and 12 months after start of treatment,(More)
BACKGROUND The primary purpose was to assess if VAS or Likert was relatively more suitable when assessing self-ratings of voice and speech in patients treated for laryngeal cancer. An additional purpose was to investigate whether the scales differed in measuring change after treatment. MATERIAL/METHODS Using both VAS and Likert, 71 patients answered three(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to assess the effect of voice rehabilitation on health-related quality of life (HRQL) and communication experience for laryngeal cancer patients treated with radiotherapy. METHOD This prospective randomised controlled trial included 74 patients with Tis-T4 laryngeal cancer treated curatively by radiotherapy, of which 37(More)
BACKGROUND To provide further information about short-term effects on voice quality and health-related quality of life (HRQL) following radiotherapy for laryngeal cancer, comparing glottic and supraglottic tumours. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty-seven male patients who received radiotherapy for glottic and supraglottic tumours were included. Voice recordings(More)
OBJECTIVES The study aimed to investigate the effects of voice rehabilitation on health-related quality of life (HRQL) and voice function in patients treated for laryngeal cancer six months post-rehabilitation completion. A secondary aim was to identify factors that predict significant communication improvement. STUDY DESIGN Longitudinal follow-up of(More)
PURPOSE To increase the understanding of mental adjustment responses in laryngeal cancer patients, as well as the outcome of these responses. Further, to evaluate the content validity of the Swedish version of the Mini-MAC (Mental Adjustment to Cancer) Scale with regard to findings from the patient interviews. METHOD Data was collected with(More)