Quality of life as predictor of weight loss in patients with head and neck cancer.


BACKGROUND The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate whether a relationship exists between malnutrition (> or =10% weight loss) and health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients with head and neck cancer and whether weight loss can be predicted with HRQL questionnaires. METHODS Weight and HRQL were monitored in 49 patients. HRQL was… (More)