ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Prevalence of Functional Problems after Treatment of Oral Cavity Malignancy: A Single Tertiary Care Centre Study

    Manveer Singh, Chandan Thakur, Ashwin Galagali, Animesh Vatsa
    JCDR. 2023: 1459-1467


    Oral cancer is major public health problem in the Indian subcontinent, where it ranks among the top three types of cancer in the country. Prevalence of functional problems in terms of eating in public, understandability of speech & normalcy of diet in oral cavity cancer patients following the completion of index treatment using Performance Status Scale for Head & Neck cancers has not been well studied in Indian patients. This study was conducted to assess the prevalence of functional deficits in Indian patients as defined in the prevalidated Performance Status Scale for Head and Neck PSS-HN questionnaire. Methodology: This was a prospective observational study conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital on patients diagnosed as a case of Oral Cavity malignancy and underwent surgery at this centre. The patients were administered the PSS-HN questionnaire in their follow up visit after discharge from the hospital following successful completion of surgical procedure by the study physician.


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