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Quality of life considerations in head and neck cancer: United Kingdom National Multidisciplinary Guidelines

  • S N Rogers (a1) (a2), C Semple (a3), M Babb (a4) and G Humphris (a5)
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This is the official guideline endorsed by the specialty associations involved in the care of head and neck cancer patients in the UK. It identifies the current evidence base and role of health-related quality of life assessment for this group of patients.

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• Health-related quality of life is integral to treatment planning, refining treatment protocols, and more personalised follow-up support. (G)

• Health-related quality of life and patient concerns should be regularly assessed during patient care. (G)

• Health-related quality of life assessment and patient concerns on an individual patient basis can be helpful to trigger multi-professional support and interventions. (G)

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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Address for correspondence: Simon N. Rogers, Evidence-Based Practice Research Centre, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk and Regional Maxillofacial Unit, Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK E-mail: snrogers.aintree@gmail.com
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1 SN Rogers , ES Hogg , WK Cheung , LK Lai , P Jassal , D Lowe ‘What will I be like’ after my diagnosis of head and neck cancer? Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2015;272:2463–72

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9 DC Laraway , SN Rogers . A structured review of journal articles reporting outcomes using the University of Washington Quality of Life Scale. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2012;50:122–31

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