In this study, Bolt and colleagues identify which variables are most significantly associated with communicative participation (communication in everyday life) among adult HNC survivors. Their analysis of questionnaire responses from 179 HNC survivors shows that self-rated speech severity, cognitive function, laryngectomy status, and time since diagnosis are the factors most significantly associated with communicative participation. Dr Okuyemi provides an invited commentary.
Highlights. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016;142(12):1139. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1845