Associations among speech, eating, and body image concerns for surgical patients with head and neck cancer.

@article{Fingeret2013AssociationsAS,
  title={Associations among speech, eating, and body image concerns for surgical patients with head and neck cancer.},
  author={Michelle Cororve Fingeret and Katherine A Hutcheson and Katrina H Jensen and Ying Yuan and Diana L. Urbauer and Jan S. Lewin},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2013},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={354-60}
}
BACKGROUND Body image can be affected by bodily experiences extending beyond physical appearance. This study evaluated associations among speech, eating, and body image concerns for surgically treated patients with oral cavity, midface, and cutaneous cancers of the head and neck. METHODS Using a cross-sectional design, 280 participants completed the Body Image Scale, a survey evaluating disease-specific body image issues, and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Scale-General… CONTINUE READING

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