A UK multi-centre pilot study of speech and swallowing outcomes following head and neck cancer.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/78015
Title:
A UK multi-centre pilot study of speech and swallowing outcomes following head and neck cancer.
Authors:
Radford, K; Woods, Helen; Lowe, D; Rogers, S N
Abstract:
Speech and swallowing are important components of health-related quality of life following head and neck cancer treatment. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the value of prospective multi-centre evaluation by Speech and Language Therapists and to compare health-related quality of life with speech and swallowing impairments. The University of Washington Head and Neck questionnaire version 4 (UW-QOL) and Therapy Outcome Measures (TOM) were rated before and 6 months after cancer treatment in 95 patients from 12 centres. There was deterioration in TOM scores at 6 months. Pretreatment UW-QOL swallowing was ranked equal first, with speech fourth. At 6 months speech was first and swallowing second. There were positive correlations between UW-QOL swallowing and TOM dysphagia and between UW-QOL speech and TOM laryngectomy, voice, phonology and dysarthria disorders. Both outcome measures are suitable for routine practice. Adaptation of TOM scales for use with head and neck cancer patients may improve sensitivity, validity and therapist compliance.
Affiliation:
Speech and Language Therapy Department, City Hospital, Sandwell and West Birmingham Trusts, Birmingham, UK.
Citation:
A UK multi-centre pilot study of speech and swallowing outcomes following head and neck cancer. 2004, 29 (4):376-81 Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci
Journal:
Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences
Issue Date:
Aug-2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/78015
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-2273.2004.00823.x
PubMed ID:
15270826
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0307-7772
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All Christie Publications

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRadford, K-
dc.contributor.authorWoods, Helen-
dc.contributor.authorLowe, D-
dc.contributor.authorRogers, S N-
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-20T12:55:14Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-20T12:55:14Z-
dc.date.issued2004-08-
dc.identifier.citationA UK multi-centre pilot study of speech and swallowing outcomes following head and neck cancer. 2004, 29 (4):376-81 Clin Otolaryngol Allied Scien
dc.identifier.issn0307-7772-
dc.identifier.pmid15270826-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2273.2004.00823.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/78015-
dc.description.abstractSpeech and swallowing are important components of health-related quality of life following head and neck cancer treatment. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the value of prospective multi-centre evaluation by Speech and Language Therapists and to compare health-related quality of life with speech and swallowing impairments. The University of Washington Head and Neck questionnaire version 4 (UW-QOL) and Therapy Outcome Measures (TOM) were rated before and 6 months after cancer treatment in 95 patients from 12 centres. There was deterioration in TOM scores at 6 months. Pretreatment UW-QOL swallowing was ranked equal first, with speech fourth. At 6 months speech was first and swallowing second. There were positive correlations between UW-QOL swallowing and TOM dysphagia and between UW-QOL speech and TOM laryngectomy, voice, phonology and dysarthria disorders. Both outcome measures are suitable for routine practice. Adaptation of TOM scales for use with head and neck cancer patients may improve sensitivity, validity and therapist compliance.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectHead and Neck Canceren
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshDeglutition Disorders-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHead and Neck Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPilot Projects-
dc.subject.meshProspective Studies-
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshSpeech Disorders-
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcome-
dc.titleA UK multi-centre pilot study of speech and swallowing outcomes following head and neck cancer.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSpeech and Language Therapy Department, City Hospital, Sandwell and West Birmingham Trusts, Birmingham, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalClinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciencesen

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