Quality of Life and Patient Concerns in Oral Cancer

  • Simon RogersEmail author


In this chapter the basic components of ‘quality of life’ assessment in oral cancer will be addressed in ten sections:
  1. 1.

    Why is quality of life an important outcome in oral cancer?

  2. 2.

    What is quality of life?

  3. 3.

    What is health-related quality of life?

  4. 4.

    How is HRQOL measured?

  5. 5.

    Can HRQOL outcomes help decision-making?

  6. 6.

    What are the HRQOL outcomes following treatments?

  7. 7.

    What will I be like?

  8. 8.

    How to identify who is doing badly and might benefit from interventions?

  9. 9.

    What do patients wish to talk about: Patient Concerns Inventory?

  10. 10.

    What is the future for patient-reported outcomes in oral cancer?



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Health and Social Care, Edege Hill University and Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeonAintree University HospitalLiverpoolUK

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