Quality of life considerations in head and neck cancer: United Kingdom National Multidisciplinary Guidelines

Simon Rogers, C Semple, M Babb, G Humphris

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    Abstract

    Abstract This is the official guideline endorsed by the specialty associations involved in the care of head and neck cancer patients in the UK. It identifies the current evidence base and role of health-related quality of life assessment for this group of patients. Recommendations • Health-related quality of life is integral to treatment planning, refining treatment protocols, and more personalised follow-up support. (G) • Health-related quality of life and patient concerns should be regularly assessed during patient care. (G) • Health-related quality of life assessment and patient concerns on an individual patient basis can be helpful to trigger multi-professional support and interventions. (G)
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)49-52
    JournalThe Journal of Laryngology & Otology
    Volume130
    Issue number2
    Early online date12 May 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 May 2016

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