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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

P072 Multivariate Analysis of Multidomain Quality-of-Life Predictors Among Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):880. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.880-a

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield;

University of Alberta, Edmonton

Objective: To determine, among patients with head and neck cancer, factors predicting quality of life (QOL), depression, and fatigue more than 3 months after diagnosis.

Design: Survey study.

Setting: Academic oncology clinic.

Patients: Convenience sample of 39 patients with head and neck cancer (response rate, 92%). Most were men (82%) and white (92%), with a mean age (SD) of 59 years (13.3 years). The primary cancer sites were the oral cavity (26%), oropharynx (28%), and larynx (28%); 23% of tumors were stage I; 10%, stage II; 23%, stage III; and 44%, stage IV.

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