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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

P078 Quality-of-Life Priorities in Kenyan vs American Head and Neck Cancer Patients

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Copyright 2006 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2006

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):881. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.881-b

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.