Scaling of disfigurement and dysfunction in postoperative head and neck patients.

@article{Dropkin1983ScalingOD,
  title={Scaling of disfigurement and dysfunction in postoperative head and neck patients.},
  author={Mary Jo Dropkin and Robert G. Malgady and Danny Scott and Marilyn T Oberst and Elliot W Strong},
  journal={Head & neck surgery},
  year={1983},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={559-70}
}
The primary purpose of this investigation was to construct a quantitative scale to measure the perception of severity of visible disfigurement and dysfunction following ablative head and neck cancer surgery. Facial disfigurement and disruption of physical function induced by head and neck surgery pose formidable obstacles to the medical and psychosocial adaptation of cancer patients. Although this problem is widely acknowledged, virtually no research has attempted reliable and valid measurement… CONTINUE READING

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