This article summarizes different experiences from research groups working in the field of outcome research in head and neck cancer (HNC). It presents information that has been gathered over a number of years, and emphasizes areas where further research is needed. In this context, the importance of interdisciplinary and multi-institutional collaboration is emphasized. There is a substantial need for a standardized description tool to provide a common basic language for outcome research in HNC. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), as adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO), and disease-specific ICF Core Sets for HNC are introduced to describe functioning in HNC. Applications of the ICF Core Set for HNC for further research are discussed.
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2009|
Tschiesner, U., Chen, A., Funk, G., Yueh, B., & Rogers, S. (2009). Shortfalls in international, multidisciplinary outcome data collection following head and neck cancer: does the ICF Core Set for HNC provide a common solution? Oral Oncology, 45(10), 849-855. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2009.04.003