The Impact of Secondary Lymphedema After Head and Neck Cancer Treatment on Symptoms, Functional Status, and Quality of Life
- To examine the association of secondary lymphedema, symptoms, functional status, and
quality of life after treatment in patients with head and neck cancer.
- To examine the possible factors contributing to the development of secondary lymphedema
in these patients.
OUTLINE: Participants undergo a physical and external (e.g., submental area) and internal
(e.g., larynx, pharynx, and oral cavity) lymphedema examination. Demographics, background,
and lymphedema treatment information are also collected. Participants' medical records with
head and neck cancer information and treatment are reviewed.
Participants complete surveys on Vanderbilt Head and Neck Symptom (VHNSS), Lymphedema
Symptom Intensity and Distress Survey Head and Neck (LSIDS-HN), Functional Assessment Cancer
Therapy-Head Neck (FACT-HN), Quality of Life Scale, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale
(HADS), and Body Image Scale.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Association between the severity of lymphedema with symptoms, functional status, and quality of life
Jie Deng, RN, BSN, MSN
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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