Patients with head and neck cancer may need more intensive pain management to maintain daily functioning: a multi-center study

Shih Feng Cho, Kun Ming Rau, Yu Yun Shao, Chia Jui Yen, Ming Fang Wu, Jen Shi Chen, Cheng Shyong Chang, Su Peng Yeh, Tzeon Jye Chiou, Ruey Kuen Hsieh, Ming Yang Lee, Yung Chuan Sung, Kuan Der Lee, Pang Yu Lai, Ming Sun Yu, Wen Li Hwang, Ta Chih Liu

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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the prevalence of pain, pain management, and impact of recent pain on daily functioning in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) and patients with other cancers. Methods: This multi-center survey was conducted by using Brief Pain Inventory questionnaire to evaluate pain status and its impact on daily functioning. Results: A total of 3289 patients were analyzed including 708 HNC patients and 2581 patients with other cancers. The overall pain prevalence was 69.17%. A higher percentage of HNC patients had recent pain (60.59 vs. 44.01%, P < 0.001), required pain management (86.29 vs. 72.03%, P < 0.001), and used any analgesics (53.81 vs. 34.52%, P < 0.001). HNC patients with pain management had a higher prevalence of recent pain (85.83 vs. 81.14%, P = 0.044) and a slightly lower satisfaction rate (74.00 vs. 79.70%, P = 0.070). Regarding the impact of pain on daily functioning, HNC patients had a lower mean interference score for general activity such as walking, normal work, sleep, and life enjoyment. Conclusions: The HNC patients may need more intensive pain management to achieve optimal pain control and maintain daily functioning.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSupportive Care in Cancer
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

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Neoplasms
Sleep
Equipment and Supplies

Keywords

  • Daily functioning
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Multi-center study
  • Pain management
  • Prevalence of pain

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  • Oncology

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Patients with head and neck cancer may need more intensive pain management to maintain daily functioning : a multi-center study. / Cho, Shih Feng; Rau, Kun Ming; Shao, Yu Yun; Yen, Chia Jui; Wu, Ming Fang; Chen, Jen Shi; Chang, Cheng Shyong; Yeh, Su Peng; Chiou, Tzeon Jye; Hsieh, Ruey Kuen; Lee, Ming Yang; Sung, Yung Chuan; Lee, Kuan Der; Lai, Pang Yu; Yu, Ming Sun; Hwang, Wen Li; Liu, Ta Chih.

In: Supportive Care in Cancer, 01.01.2018.

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Cho, SF, Rau, KM, Shao, YY, Yen, CJ, Wu, MF, Chen, JS, Chang, CS, Yeh, SP, Chiou, TJ, Hsieh, RK, Lee, MY, Sung, YC, Lee, KD, Lai, PY, Yu, MS, Hwang, WL & Liu, TC 2018, 'Patients with head and neck cancer may need more intensive pain management to maintain daily functioning: a multi-center study', Supportive Care in Cancer. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4404-x
Cho, Shih Feng ; Rau, Kun Ming ; Shao, Yu Yun ; Yen, Chia Jui ; Wu, Ming Fang ; Chen, Jen Shi ; Chang, Cheng Shyong ; Yeh, Su Peng ; Chiou, Tzeon Jye ; Hsieh, Ruey Kuen ; Lee, Ming Yang ; Sung, Yung Chuan ; Lee, Kuan Der ; Lai, Pang Yu ; Yu, Ming Sun ; Hwang, Wen Li ; Liu, Ta Chih. / Patients with head and neck cancer may need more intensive pain management to maintain daily functioning : a multi-center study. In: Supportive Care in Cancer. 2018.
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