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

@article{Petruson2005QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life as predictor of weight loss in patients with head and neck cancer.},
  author={Karin M Petruson and Ewa M Silander and Eva Hammerlid},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2005},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={302-10}
}
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 assessed longitudinally, using the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Core Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30… CONTINUE READING