To assess the oral health related quality of life OHRQoL of head and neck cancer patients and to find association between QoL, demographic and disease variables. This cross-sectional study was conducted on patients diagnosed and being treated for head and neck cancer in Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital, India. The majority of the population 84 The most frequent site of the primary tumor was the oral cavity Main factors affecting QoL were loss of weight, use of painkillers, sticky saliva, reduced mouth opening and problems in social eating.
We conclude that there was a significant reduction in the QoL in cancer patients resulting from myriad forms of cancers. An assessment of the QoL and symptoms can help the dentist to direct attention to most Miguel sticky swallow symptoms and provide counseling for appropriate interventions towards improving QoL outcomes and the response to the treatment. The term head and neck cancer HNC consists of group of tumors that arise from the lip, oral cavity, tongue, tonsil, oropharynx, hypopharynx, Miguel sticky swallow, nose and para nasal sinus, larynx, parotids and the thyroid.
Aspects such as physical status, emotional status, social factors and the way that patients consider that they are able to function in all aspects of their lives outside medical care are usually assessed. The evaluation of health-related QoL HR-QoL has become increasingly essential for health care, especially in the field of chronic diseases.
For patients with HNC, where key functions are affected by both the disease and its therapy, the potential for an adverse Miguel sticky swallow on QoL is conceivably Miguel sticky swallow than that for other cancers. Determining how to measure and quantify the subjective experience of OHR-QoL has been a challenging issue. The study was a descriptive cross-sectional questionnaire based study. All the patients of HNC diagnosed and receiving treatment in the hospital over a period of 6 months comprised the sample for the study.