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Assessment of quality of life in patients with Head and Neck Neoplasms and their caregivers

Grant number: 14/00659-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2014
Effective date (End): April 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Medical Clinics
Principal researcher:Leandro Luongo de Matos
Grantee:Laís Rigoni
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina do ABC (FMABC). Organização Social de Saúde. Fundação do ABC. Santo André , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Head and neck cancer represents 3% of all types of malignancies and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) accounts for 90% of these cases. Studies have shown the involvement in various aspects of the quality of life of patients with head and neck cancer. However, little is studied about the quality of life of caregivers (usually family members). Objective: to evaluate the quality of life of patients with head and neck cancer and their caregivers. Methods: 30 patients and their caregivers prospectively selected, which will answer four questionnaires about quality of life will be included in the study. The questionnaires pose no risk to patients or their caregivers. (AU)

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