Confronto della qualità della vita nei pazienti con carcinoma rinofaringeo dopo trattamento con differenti metodiche di RT

Translated title of the contribution: Comparisons of quality of life for patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma after treatment with different RT technologies

L. Jang-Chun, H. Jing-Min, J. Yee-Min, L. Dai-Wei, C. Chang-Ming, L. Chun-Shu, H. Wen-Yen, S. Yu-Fu, L. Kuen-Tze, F. Chao-Yueh, L. Cheng-Hsiang, C. Hsing-Lung

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Abstract

The objectives of this study were determine the quality of life (QoL) for patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) after treatment with different advanced technologies in radiotherapy (RT). A total of 150 patients with NPC were consecutively treated using curative RT in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Tri-service General Hospital in Taiwan. Data were collected prospectively from medical records and questionnaires. We used the Short-Form-36 (SF36) health survey questionnaire to evaluate general QoL, and a modified EORTC QLQ-H&N35 questionnaire to evaluate the correlation of xerostomia with QoL. The selection of RT methodology among two-dimensional radiotherapy (2D-RT), three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) was a significant factor for predicting difficulty of speech (P = 0.003), difficulty in chewing (P = 0.012), swallowing ability (P = 0.004), dry throat sensationas during meals (P = 0.006) and the frequency of drinking water to maintain a moist mouth (P = 0.01). Our data suggest that the intensitymodulated radiotherapy technique plays a significant role in improving the QoL of NPC patients in our study.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)241-246
Number of pages6
JournalActa Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Volume34
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

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Radiotherapy
Quality of Life
Technology
Therapeutics
Conformal Radiotherapy
Xerostomia
Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy
Radiation Oncology
Aptitude
Mastication
Deglutition
Pharynx
Health Surveys
Taiwan
General Hospitals
Drinking Water
Medical Records
Meals
Mouth
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Keywords

  • Intensity-modulated radiotherapy
  • Nasopharyngeal carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Medicine(all)

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Jang-Chun, L., Jing-Min, H., Yee-Min, J., Dai-Wei, L., Chang-Ming, C., Chun-Shu, L., ... Hsing-Lung, C. (2014). Confronto della qualità della vita nei pazienti con carcinoma rinofaringeo dopo trattamento con differenti metodiche di RT. Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica, 34(4), 241-246.

Confronto della qualità della vita nei pazienti con carcinoma rinofaringeo dopo trattamento con differenti metodiche di RT. / Jang-Chun, L.; Jing-Min, H.; Yee-Min, J.; Dai-Wei, L.; Chang-Ming, C.; Chun-Shu, L.; Wen-Yen, H.; Yu-Fu, S.; Kuen-Tze, L.; Chao-Yueh, F.; Cheng-Hsiang, L.; Hsing-Lung, C.

In: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica, Vol. 34, No. 4, 01.01.2014, p. 241-246.

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Jang-Chun, L, Jing-Min, H, Yee-Min, J, Dai-Wei, L, Chang-Ming, C, Chun-Shu, L, Wen-Yen, H, Yu-Fu, S, Kuen-Tze, L, Chao-Yueh, F, Cheng-Hsiang, L & Hsing-Lung, C 2014, 'Confronto della qualità della vita nei pazienti con carcinoma rinofaringeo dopo trattamento con differenti metodiche di RT', Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 241-246.
Jang-Chun, L. ; Jing-Min, H. ; Yee-Min, J. ; Dai-Wei, L. ; Chang-Ming, C. ; Chun-Shu, L. ; Wen-Yen, H. ; Yu-Fu, S. ; Kuen-Tze, L. ; Chao-Yueh, F. ; Cheng-Hsiang, L. ; Hsing-Lung, C. / Confronto della qualità della vita nei pazienti con carcinoma rinofaringeo dopo trattamento con differenti metodiche di RT. In: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica. 2014 ; Vol. 34, No. 4. pp. 241-246.
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