Η ποιότητα ζωής και ο πόνος στους ασθενείς με καρκίνο τραχήλου της κεφαλής (Master thesis)
Subject: This is a pilot study and it was designed with the view to study the quality of life and the pain of patients who suffer from head and neck cancer and are treated with radiotherapy, chemotherapy or combined chemo radiotherapy. Patients and methods: 92 patients with diagnosed head and neck cancer participated in this study. The data were collected from April 2009 till July 2009.The study took place in «Agios Savvas» Oncological Hospital , Athens under the auspices of the University of Ioannina Medical School. 3 questionnaires were used. One with demographic data, SF-36 and BPI (see appendix). Results: The majority of the patients were men (n=75) 81% with only 18.5% been women (n=17), with mean age 63.70 years. Among them 59 (64.1%) were still smoking after the diagnosis of the disease. Between them 17 (18.5%) were using opioids and 16 (17.4%) antidepressive drugs. We noticed a statistically significant difference between patients who smoke and do not smoke , as well as in those who use antidepressives. Discussion: smoking, use of opioids and antidepressives influence the quality of life and interfere with the severity of pain in patients with head and neck cancer.
|Institution and School/Department of submitter:||Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής|
|Subject classification:||Κεφάλι -- Καρκίνος|
|Keywords:||Head and neck cancer,Pain in head and neck cancer SF-36,Quality of life in head and neck cancer|
|Appears in Collections:||Διατριβές Μεταπτυχιακής Έρευνας (Masters)|
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