Factors related to quality of life and functional status in 50 patients with head and neck cancer.

@article{Long1996FactorsRT,
  title={Factors related to quality of life and functional status in 50 patients with head and neck cancer.},
  author={Shuyao Long and Linda L. D'Antonio and Ellen Beth Robinson and Grenith J Zimmerman and George H. Petti and George D. Chonkich},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={1996},
  volume={106 9 Pt 1},
  pages={
          1084-8
        }
}
Quality of life (QOL) and functional status (FS) have become important outcome measures in cancer therapy. Valid and reliable instruments recently have been developed for examining QOL and FS in patients with head and neck (HN) cancer. The present study evaluated the relationships of QOL and FS to physical and psychological variables assumed to affect QOL and FS. Fifty patients were evaluated up to 6 years after HN cancer surgery using one general QOL instrument and three HN-specific… CONTINUE READING
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