Validity and Reliability of the Turkish Version of the McMaster University Head and Neck Radiotherapy Questionnaire

2020-02-19 18:28:37 | BioPortfolio


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.

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Izmir Bakircay University

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