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Body Image Functioning Among Surgically Treated Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

18 Years
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Head and Neck Cancer, Skin Cancer

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Trial Information

Body Image Functioning Among Surgically Treated Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

If you agree to take part in this study, you will be asked to fill out 1 questionnaire. This
questionnaire can be filled out while you are waiting to be seen by your head and neck
doctor and will take about 15-20 minutes to complete.

In this questionnaire, you will be asked questions such as your age, gender, education
level, and smoking history. You will also be asked about your treatment for cancer and how
it has affected your appearance and body. There will also be questions about your mood,
physical health, alcohol use, and social well-being.

Length of Study:

You will be off study after you complete the questionnaire.

This is an investigational study. Up to 350 people will take part in this study. All will
be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.

Inclusion Criteria:

1. 18 years of age or older

2. Able to provide written informed consent to participate

3. Diagnosis of oral cavity, cutaneous or other midface cancer involving the head and
neck region

4. Treatment plan includes surgical intervention

5. English speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Significant preexisting facial disfigurement from a previous trauma or congenital

2. Diagnosis of a serious mental illness involving formal thought disorder (e.g.,
schizophrenia) documented in medical record

3. Cognitive impairment (e.g., dementia, delirium)

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Retrospective

Outcome Measure:

Body image outcomes (i.e., Body Image Scale) for patients at different time points relative to initiation of treatment

Outcome Time Frame:

Specific time points of interest are pre-treatment, within one year of initial surgical treatment, and greater than 1 year following initial surgical treatment

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Michelle C Fingeret, PHD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

December 2008

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Questionnaire
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Body Image
  • Surgical Treatment
  • Oral Cavity Cancer
  • Cutaneous Cancer
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms



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