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dc.contributor.advisorBagley, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorSmit, Margaret Grace
dc.coverage.spatial2000001617en
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-29T23:03:38Z
dc.date.available2005-07-29T23:03:38Z
dc.date.issued1994
dc.identifier.citationSmit, M. G. (1994). Quality of life issues: head and neck cancer (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/12731en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0315994886en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/30355
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 155-169.en
dc.description.abstractHead and neck cancer and its treatment can present major problems for a person and his/ her family as a result of meaningful functional and structural alterations. Current treatment plans are chosen with a primary goal of prolonging survival. lnduding infonnation of a patient's quality of life (QOL), hovvever, is becoming rrore widely recognized as a vital contributor to making appropriate treatment choices. Since there is no absolute "gold standard" to ad as a yardstick to measure QOL, the meaning of an assessment is open to some conjecture. This pilot study involved the participation of 22 cancer patients \Nho had been treated for head and neck cancer within the past two years at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, Alberta. A self-adninistered questionnaire based on the European Organization for Research into the Treatment of Cancer is currently recognized as an instrument validated to measure QOL of cancer patients. The purpose of this study was to discuss current QOL issues for head and neck cancer patients; and to explore the reliability and validity of an Ear, Nose and Throat cancer-specific module designed to be administered with the EORTC QLQ-C30. The SCL-90-R and POMS vvere used to compare psychological mood states to QOL.
dc.format.extentxii, 209 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccRC 262 S65 1994en
dc.subject.lcshCancer - Patients
dc.subject.lcshQuality of life
dc.subject.lcshCancer - Social aspects
dc.subject.lcshCancer - Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcshHead - Cancer
dc.subject.lcshNeck - Cancer
dc.titleQuality of life issues: head and neck cancer
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultySocial Work
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/12731
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Social Work
thesis.degree.nameMSW
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccRC 262 S65 1994en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 947 520541989


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.