Communicative participation and quality of life in head and neck cancer.
|Title||Communicative participation and quality of life in head and neck cancer.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Eadie TL, Lamvik K, Baylor CR, Yorkston KM, Kim J, Amtmann D|
|Journal||Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol|
|Date Published||2014 Apr|
|Keywords||Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Communication, Female, Head and Neck Neoplasms, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Quality of Life, Reproducibility of Results, Self Report, Social Behavior, Young Adult|
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine how a new self-report outcome measure of communicative participation, the Communicative Participation Item Bank (CPIB), related to disease- and discipline-specific quality of life (QOL) outcomes in a head and neck cancer (HNC) population.
METHODS: One hundred ninety-five individuals treated for HNC completed the CPIB, the University of Washington Quality of Life questionnaire (UW-QOL), and the Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10).
RESULTS: Results revealed moderate QOL scores across the UW-QOL (mean scores: global QOL = 66; physical subscale = 70; social-emotional subscale = 73) and VHI-10 (mean = 16). Correlations between the CPIB and the UW-QOL scores were statistically significant (P < .001) but relatively weak (r = .37-.38). As hypothesized, a stronger correlation was found between the CPIB and the VHI-10 (r = -0.79; P < .001).
CONCLUSION: Clinicians may consider adopting the CPIB to complement existing tools in assessing communication outcomes after HNC.
|Alternate Journal||Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol.|