Personality, choice of coping and T stage predict level of distress in head and neck cancer patients during follow-up

@article{Aarstad2011PersonalityCO,
  title={Personality, choice of coping and T stage predict level of distress in head and neck cancer patients during follow-up},
  author={Anne Kari Hersvik Aarstad and Elisabeth Beisland and Hans J\orgen Aarstad},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={2011},
  volume={269},
  pages={2121-2128}
}
The aim of the present study was to investigate to what extent TNM stage, treatment level, personality, choice of coping, mood and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) scores predicted distress as measured by general health questionnaire (GHQ) in successfully treated head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients. All patients younger than 80 years who had been diagnosed with HNSCC in western Norway in the period from 1992 to 1997, and who had survived until 1999, were sampled. Ninety… CONTINUE READING