Cáncer de cabeza y cuello: Validación de cuestionario QLQ-H&N35

Marcela Carcamo*, Valentina Campo, Daniela Behrmann, Claudia Celedón, Álvaro Alvear, Pablo Vásquez, Cristóbal Araya

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Background:
Head and neck cancer affects esthetic and anatomical parameters, causing pain and functional impotence, affecting vital functions such as eating and breathing, hampering the quality of life of patients. EORTCQLQ-C30 questionnaire with its supplementary module QLQ-H & N35 evaluates the quality of life of these patients.

Aim:
To statistically validate the QLQ-H & N35 questionnaire in patients with head and neck cancer.

Material and Methods:
In a cross-sectional study, we studied patients with head and neck cancer who attended a rehabilitation unit. Reliability was measured using Cronbach's α and validity was determined by the diagnostic efficiency of the QLQ-H & N35 scale as compared with the SF-36 quality of life survey. A Receiver Operational Characteristic (ROC) curve was generated.

Results:
The Cronbach's α global internal consistency of the questionnaire was > 0.70 and its discrimination capacity was 74.2%, which are considered acceptable.

Conclusions:
These results confirm the statistical validity of the QLQ-H & N35 questionnaire, specifically for patients with head and neck cancer in Chile.
Título traducido de la contribuciónHead and neck cancer: Validation of the QLQ-H&N35 quality of life questionnaire
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)578-584
Número de páginas7
PublicaciónRevista Medica de Chile
Volumen146
N.º5
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2018

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Palabras clave

  • Head and neck neoplasms
  • Quality of life
  • Validation studies

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