Online support groups for head and neck cancer and health-related quality of life

Online support groups for head and neck cancer and health-related quality of life Qual Life Res (2017) 26:2351–2362 DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1575-8 Online support groups for head and neck cancer and health- related quality of life 1 1 1 • • Eamar Algtewi Janine Owens Sarah R. Baker Accepted: 8 April 2017 / Published online: 17 April 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract Keywords Head and neck cancer  Online support Purpose To investigate the association between using Quality of life  Adjustment  Empowerment online support groups (OSGs) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and the psychosocial factors that may influence this association among individuals with head and Introduction neck (H&N) cancer. Method A sample of 199 persons with H&N cancer using Head and neck (H&N) cancer includes malignant tumours four OSGs completed an online questionnaire using six pre- arising from the mucosa of the upper aerodigestive tract from validated measures for social network, self-efficacy, anxiety nasopharynx to larynx including the oral cavity, i.e. pharynx, and depression, adjustment, empowerment and quality of lip and oral cavity and larynx [1]. This group of cancers is life. In addition, socio-demographic as well as illness-related amongst the six most prevalent cancers in the world [2] and and OSGs-related information was Quality of Life Research Springer Journals

Online support groups for head and neck cancer and health-related quality of life

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