Quality of life in head and neck cancers patients: predictive factors, functional and psychosocial outcome

@article{Babin2007QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life in head and neck cancers patients: predictive factors, functional and psychosocial outcome},
  author={Emmanuel Babin and Elizabeth A. W. Sigston and Martin Hitier and Dani{\`e}le Dehesdin and Jean Paul Marie and Olivier Choussy},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={2007},
  volume={265},
  pages={265-270}
}
The principal endpoints in head and neck cancer are survival with improvement of quality of life (QoL) in cancer patients. Patients treated for head and neck cancer suffer from a number of symptom domains: physical symptoms linked to diet and feeding, communication disorders, pain and their general state of health; psychological symptoms including depression, irritability, loss of self-esteem (occasionally feelings of shame), and social symptoms including relationship difficulties with partner… CONTINUE READING

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Patients treated for head and neck cancer suffer from a number of symptom domains : physical symptoms linked to diet and feeding , communication disorders , pain and their general state of health ; psychological symptoms including depression , irritability , loss of self - esteem ( occasionally feelings of shame ) , and social symptoms including relationship difficulties with partner ( sexual disorders ) or with other family members , loss of work , reduction in salary , and sense of uselessness , resulting in a negative impact on their daily life .
Patients treated for head and neck cancer suffer from a number of symptom domains : physical symptoms linked to diet and feeding , communication disorders , pain and their general state of health ; psychological symptoms including depression , irritability , loss of self - esteem ( occasionally feelings of shame ) , and social symptoms including relationship difficulties with partner ( sexual disorders ) or with other family members , loss of work , reduction in salary , and sense of uselessness , resulting in a negative impact on their daily life .
Patients treated for head and neck cancer suffer from a number of symptom domains : physical symptoms linked to diet and feeding , communication disorders , pain and their general state of health ; psychological symptoms including depression , irritability , loss of self - esteem ( occasionally feelings of shame ) , and social symptoms including relationship difficulties with partner ( sexual disorders ) or with other family members , loss of work , reduction in salary , and sense of uselessness , resulting in a negative impact on their daily life .
Patients treated for head and neck cancer suffer from a number of symptom domains : physical symptoms linked to diet and feeding , communication disorders , pain and their general state of health ; psychological symptoms including depression , irritability , loss of self - esteem ( occasionally feelings of shame ) , and social symptoms including relationship difficulties with partner ( sexual disorders ) or with other family members , loss of work , reduction in salary , and sense of uselessness , resulting in a negative impact on their daily life .
Patients treated for head and neck cancer suffer from a number of symptom domains : physical symptoms linked to diet and feeding , communication disorders , pain and their general state of health ; psychological symptoms including depression , irritability , loss of self - esteem ( occasionally feelings of shame ) , and social symptoms including relationship difficulties with partner ( sexual disorders ) or with other family members , loss of work , reduction in salary , and sense of uselessness , resulting in a negative impact on their daily life .
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