Analysis of the quality of life in patients submitted to oncological treatment of the head and neck

Authors

  • Janaína Santos Paulista Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Bianca Sakamoto Ribeiro Paiva Hospital de Câncer de Barretos    
  • Carlos Eduardo Paiva Hospital de Câncer de Barretos    
  • Marco Antônio de Oliveira Hospital de Câncer de Barretos    
  • Maria Helena Barbosa Universidade Federal do triângulo Mineiro
  • Elizabeth Barichello Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v36n6a2020-48272

Keywords:

Oncology Nursing., Health-Related Quality of Life., Head and Neck Neoplasms., Combined Modality Therapy.

Abstract

To evaluate the quality of life and the influence of sociodemographic and clinical variables in patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer. Method: Quantitative, cross-sectional study. Two instruments were used: sociodemographic and clinical questionnaire and the Functional Assessment Cancer Therapy Head Neck (FACT-HN). Results: 170 respondents, 60.6% male, 51.2% married, with laryngeal cancer being the most found (34.7%) of the total sample, 78.8% underwent surgical procedures. In FACT-HN, the variables that showed significance were: educational level, professional activity and salary income. Only in the subscale additional head and neck cancer specific concerns (HNSC) were significant: type of cancer, staging, chemotherapy and surgical treatment. Conclusions: The research contributes by showing that predictive factors of quality of life are also socioeconomic issues and not just clinical issues related to the therapeutic approach. Assistance planning is essential to provide support for rehabilitation and reintegration into society.

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Published

2020-07-01

How to Cite

PAULISTA, J.S., PAIVA, B.S.R., PAIVA, C.E.., OLIVEIRA, M.A. de ., BARBOSA, M.H. and BARICHELLO, E., 2020. Analysis of the quality of life in patients submitted to oncological treatment of the head and neck. Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 2330–2343. [Accessed22 May 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v36n6a2020-48272. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/48272.

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Health Sciences