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Title in Portuguese: Prospective evaluation of quality of life in patients undergoing primary surgery for oral cancer: preoperative and postoperative analysis
Author: Viana, Thales Salles Angelim
Silva, Paulo Goberlânio de Barros
Pereira, Karuza Maria Alves
Mota, Mario Rogério Lima
Alves, na Paula Negreiros Nunes
Souza, Eric Fernandes de
Sousa, Fabricio Bitu
Keywords: Qualidade de Vida
Quality of Life
Neoplasias Bucais
Mouth Neoplasms
Issue Date: Aug-2017
Publisher: Asian pacific journal of cancer prevention
Citation: VIANA, T. S. A. et al. Prospective evaluation of quality of life in patients undergoing primary surgery for oral cancer: preoperative and postoperative analysis. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, Bangkok, v. 18, n. 8, p. 2093-2100, aug, 2017.
Abstract: Background: The purpose of the present study was to compare the preoperative and postoperative health related quality of life (HRQoL) of a sample of patients undergoing primary surgery for oral cancer in 2012-13. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional, prospective study of 54 patients in a Brazilian population was performed. HRQoL was measured preoperatively (after histopathological diagnosis) and postoperatively (2 months after surgery) using the University of Washington Quality of Life Questionnaire (UW-QOL). Clinicopathological, sociodemographic and lifestyle data were collected. Results: Surgery had a negative impact on most HRQoL domains, but pain, mood and anxiety scores were significantly improved. Most patients rated their health-related and overall postoperative HRQoL as good or very good. Conclusions: The UW-QOL was efficient at measuring HRQoL in our sample of patients with oral cancer. Surgery had a negative impact on HRQoL, especially due to sequelae affecting the stomatognathic system, yet patients classified their postoperative health-related and overall QoL as positive. Qualitative studies are necessary for confirmation of our results and further exploration.
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufc.br/handle/riufc/28942
metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
ISSN: 1513-7368
2476-762X (On line)
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