Investigation of Pain and Symptom Burden in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Head and Neck Cancer
- To pilot test a questionnaire measuring the collection of the following data from
patients with newly diagnosed head and neck cancer: head and neck cancer-related
symptoms, general demographics, pain control, general symptoms, mood, smoking and
drinking history, and quality of life.
- To identify questions that may be unclear or difficult for patients to understand.
- To determine the time required for each patient to complete the questionnaire and
assess the feasibility and burden to the patient.
- To determine the baseline incidence of symptoms and psychosocial issues in these
OUTLINE: Patients complete a timed questionnaire comprising questions of head and neck
symptoms, demographic information, pain control, symptom control, mood, smoking and drinking
history, and anxiety and depression under the supervision of the investigator.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Pilot questionnaire testing of related symptoms, general demographics, pain control, general symptoms, mood, smoking and drinking history, and quality of life
collection of the following data from newly diagnosed HNC patients: head and neck cancer-related symptoms • general demographics • pain control general symptoms • mood • smoking and drinking history • quality of life Questions will be identified that may be unclear or difficult for patients to understand for future revision.
at time of patient exam
Barbara Murphy, MD
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
United States: Federal Government
VICC SUPP 0723
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