Quality of life after neck dissection: a multicenter longitudinal study by the Japanese Clinical Study Group on Standardization of Treatment for Lymph Node Metastasis of Head and Neck Cancer

@article{Nibu2009QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life after neck dissection: a multicenter longitudinal study by the Japanese Clinical Study Group on Standardization of Treatment for Lymph Node Metastasis of Head and Neck Cancer},
  author={Ken-ichi Nibu and Yasuhiro Ebihara and Mitsuru Ebihara and Kazuyoshi Kawabata and Tetsuro Onitsuka and Takashi Fujii and Masahisa Saikawa},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={15},
  pages={33-38}
}
BackgroundWe performed a multicenter longitudinal study using our neck dissection questionnaire (NDQ) and arm abduction test (AAT) to assess the impact of rehabilitation and surgical modification on postoperative quality of life (QOL).MethodsPatients who had undergone neck dissection for the treatment of head and neck cancer answered the NDQ and completed the AAT 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery. All patients enrolled in this study underwent a rehabilitation program designed for neck… CONTINUE READING

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