A prospective investigation of dispositional optimism as a predictor of health-related quality of life in head and neck cancer patients

@article{Allison2000API,
  title={A prospective investigation of dispositional optimism as a predictor of health-related quality of life in head and neck cancer patients},
  author={Paul Allison and Christophe Guichard and Laurent Gilain},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
  year={2000},
  volume={9},
  pages={951-960}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of dispositional optimism (DO) as a predictor of health-related quality of life (HRQL) in a sample of upper aerodigestive tract cancer (UADT) patients. A prospective observational study design was used with a cohort of patients from one centre. DO was evaluated using a French version of the Life Orientation Test (the FLOT) translated and validated for this study. HRQL was evaluated using the EORTC QLQ-C30 prior to and 3 months following… CONTINUE READING

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