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More than half of the patients with head and neck cancer are locally advanced patients. Radiotherapy is the primary treatment option for many patients with stage III and stage IV diagnosed with head and neck cancer. Radiation often causes tissue reactions by increasing local symptoms of the tumor and adding new symptoms to them. The acute effects of radiation are pain and burns associated with mucosal irritations and skin irritations, the root smell of the necrotic tumor and damaged normal tissues, dry skin, skin irritation, pain and dryness of mucosal membranes, decreased appetite, loss of chewing and swallowing skills, and hoarseness. The aim of this study is to make the validity, reliability and cultural adaptation of McMaster University Head and Neck Radiotherapy Inventory in Turkish.
Although there are various surveys in the literature that evaluate the quality of life of head and neck cancer patients, apart from the "McMaster University Head and Neck Radiotherapy Questionnaire", there is no other questionnaire designed specifically for local advanced stage III and stage IV head and neck cancer and treatment of specific morbidity at a certain time. Patients in these stages often have difficulties in oral communication, nutritional disorders and loss of chewing and swallowing skills leading to dehydration, bad mouth odors, appearance problems affecting social and family life, and often significant morbidity including severe pain symptoms.
Quality of Life
Measurement of Quality of Life
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Izmir Bakircay University
Published on BioPortfolio: 2020-02-19T18:28:37-0500
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A measurement index derived from a modification of standard life-table procedures and designed to take account of the quality as well as the duration of survival. This index can be used in assessing the outcome of health care procedures or services. (BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1994)
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
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Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It conducts and supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the life span, from the management of patients during illness and recovery to the reduction of risks for disease and disability; the promotion of healthy lifestyles; the promotion of quality of life in those with chronic illness; and the care for individuals at the end of life. It was established in 1986.
Measures aimed at providing appropriate supportive and rehabilitative services to minimize morbidity and maximize quality of life after a long-term disease or injury is present.
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