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  1. Development of A head and neck companion module for the quality of life-radiation therapy instrument (QOL-RT1).

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Annual Scientific Meeting. Orlando, FL, USA, 1997/10/22.


    A review of available head and neck quality of life (QOL) instruments reveals them to inadequately address important radiation related side effects, or to be too cumbersome for routine use.

    The purpose of this study was to develop a head and neck disease specific module as a companion to the previously developed quality of life - radiation therapy instrument (QOL-RTI).

    The goal was to create a more complete, yet concise, head and neck site-specific module geared toward patients receiving radiation therapy for head and neck cancer.

    Methods and Materials 

    This exploratory study included 34 consecutive patients undergoing definitive radiotherapy over a 6-7 week course (60-79.8 Gy).

    We developed and administered a 14-item questionnaire to all eligible patients treated with radiotherapy for head and neck cancer who were not already registered in another research study assessing quality of life (e.g., RTOG).

    During the treatment period, the QOL-RTI general tool and the head and neck (H & N) module were administered as follows : at baseline, at week four (for test-retest), and at the end of the treatment period.

    For validation purposes the QOL-RTI/H & N was compared to the functional assessment cancer tool head and neck (FACT-H & N) questionnaire.

    The FACT-H & N was administered one time at week 4, on the same day as the QOL-RTI/H & N. This report includes the treatment phase of the study (during the course of radiation). (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Tête cou, Homme, Radiothérapie, Technique mesure, Qualité vie, Echelle évaluation, Questionnaire, Epidémiologie, Prospective, ORL pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Head and neck, Human, Radiotherapy, Measurement technique, Quality of life, Evaluation scale, Questionnaire, Epidemiology, Prospective, ENT disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0537714

    Code Inist : 002B10A01. Création : 23/03/1999.