Assessment of quality of life in oral cancer
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Assessment of quality of life in oral cancer

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dc.contributor.author Torres Carranza, E. es
dc.contributor.author Hernández Guisado, J. M. es
dc.contributor.author Hens Aumente, Elena es
dc.contributor.author Gutiérrez Pérez, José Luis es
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-16T08:26:04Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-16T08:26:04Z
dc.date.issued 2008 es
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/63646
dc.description.abstract Quality of life (QL) in oral cancer patients has become one of the most important parameters to consider in the diagnosis and post-treatment follow-up. The purpose of this article has been to review the papers published that study the QL in oral cancer patients, the different QL questionnaires used, the clinical results obtained, and the systematic revisions available in the indexed literature for the last 10 years. The term QL appears as a keyword in an increasing number of articles throughout the past 10 years; however, few studies focus on oral cancer. Most of them assess all head and neck cancers, which conform to a heterogeneous group with several different features depending on location (oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, hypopharynx, nasopharynx and salivary glands). Most studies evaluate QL in short periods of time, normally within the first year after the diagnosis. Series do not discern between different therapeutic options, and they generally center on Northern European or Northern American populations. There are few instruments translated and validated into Spanish that measure QL, a fundamental characteristic to link QL to own patients? socio-cultural parameters. Data related with QL are mostly related to patient (age, sex, co-morbidity), tumour (location, size), and treatment (surgical treatment, radiotherapy association, reconstruction, cervical dissection, and/or feeding tube). Nowadays QL?s assessment is considered an essential component of an oral cancer patient as well as the survival, morbidity and years free of disease. Although many aspects related to QL in oral cancer patients have been published throughout the past 10 years, more systematic research is needed to be able to apply it on a daily basis. es
dc.source Torres Carranza, E. ; Hernández Guisado, J. M. ; Hens Aumente, Elena ; Gutiérrez Pérez, José Luis. Assessment of quality of life in oral cancer. En: Medicina oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal. Ed. inglesa, 13 11 2008: 13- es
dc.title Assessment of quality of life in oral cancer es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::CIENCIAS MÉDICAS es
dc.identifier.doi es

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