The effect of comorbidity on quality of life during radiotherapy in head and neck cancer.

@article{Oozeer2008TheEO,
  title={The effect of comorbidity on quality of life during radiotherapy in head and neck cancer.},
  author={Nashreen Banon Oozeer and Jen Benbow and C. Renée Downs and Charles J. Kelly and Andrew Welch and Vinidh Paleri},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={139 2},
  pages={
          268-72
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To identify the impact of comorbidity on quality of life during radiotherapy in head and neck cancer patients. STUDY DESIGN Prospective assessment of quality of life and retrospective assessment of comorbidity. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Patients' quality of life was assessed at the start and twice during radiation treatment with the University of Washington Quality of Life questionnaire. Comorbidity was assessed from the case notes of 91 patients with the Adult Comorbidity Evaluation… CONTINUE READING
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