To assess the association between risk factors for inadequate surveillance of oral cavity cancer and stage of disease (localized, T1, T2/N0 vs advanced, T1, T2/N1-3, T3, T4/N0 or N1-3).
Convenience sample from a case series.
Otolaryngology clinic in a tertiary care hospital.
Fifty-three patients with cancer of the oral cavity who were treated at The University of Iowa, Iowa City, from October 1990 through March 1994, participated in the study.
Selection criteria included pathologic confirmation of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral cavity, the capacity to retrieve data regarding tumor characteristics at initial presentation, and completion of a 30-item questionnaire by the patient.
Administration of questionnaire identifying factors contributing to inadequate surveillance of cancer of the oral cavity.
Advanced-stage cancer of the oral cavity was identified by the presence of large tumors (T3, T4) and cancer metastatic to the neck lymph nodes (N1, N2, N3).
Comparison groups were built to determine the relationship between these two dependent variables and multiple independent variables.
Descriptive statistics and tests of association were used to assess relationships.
Two of the 53 patients performed self oral examinations specifically designed to screen for cancer prior to finding cancer of the oral cavity. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Carcinome épidermoïde, Cavité buccale, Homme, Facteur risque, Stade avancé, Epidémiologie, Iowa, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Questionnaire, Tête cou, Stomatologie, Cavité buccale pathologie, Tumeur maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Squamous cell carcinoma, Oral cavity, Human, Risk factor, Advanced stage, Epidemiology, Iowa, United States, North America, America, Questionnaire, Head and neck, Stomatology, Oral cavity disease, Malignant tumor
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0305344
Code Inist : 002B10C01. Création : 10/04/1997.