University of Washington, Seattle;
University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Objective: Observed differences in the quality of life of Kenyan and American patients with head and neck cancer may be related to cultural differences in illiteracy rates, diet, and social habits. To determine whether speech or swallowing is of higher priority to Kenyan vs American patients with head and neck cancer.
Design: Prospective, cross-cultural, cross-sectional study.
Omoro SA, Fann JR, Weymuller EA, Macharia IM, Yueh B. P078 Quality-of-Life Priorities in Kenyan vs American Head and Neck Cancer Patients. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):881. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.881-b