Feasibility and impact of a dedicated multidisciplinary rehabilitation program on health-related quality of life in advanced head and neck cancer patients

@article{Passchier2015FeasibilityAI,
  title={Feasibility and impact of a dedicated multidisciplinary rehabilitation program on health-related quality of life in advanced head and neck cancer patients},
  author={Ellen Passchier and Martijn M Stuiver and Lisette van der Molen and Stefanie I. C. Kerkhof and Michiel W. M. van den Brekel and Frans J. M. Hilgers},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={2015},
  volume={273},
  pages={1577-1587}
}
In an observational prospective study, feasibility and outcomes of a dedicated multidisciplinary rehabilitation program (HNR) for head and neck cancer (HNC) patients were evaluated. HRQoL was assessed before and after HNR with EORTC C30 and H&N-35 QoL questionnaires in 52 consecutive patients. Initial HRQoL scores were compared with EORTC reference scores for HNC patients and post-HNR with those available for the general healthy population. Distress was assessed before and after HNR with the… CONTINUE READING

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