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dc.contributor.authorCartmill, Bena
dc.contributor.authorCornwell, Petrea
dc.contributor.authorWard, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorDavidson, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorPorceddu, Sandro
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:59:21Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:59:21Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2014-08-28T22:16:06Z
dc.identifier.issn0941-4355
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00520-011-1316-4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/44755
dc.description.abstractPurpose Altered fractionation radiotherapy with concomitant boost (AFRT-CB) may be considered an alternative treatment for patients not appropriate for chemoradiation (CRT). As functional outcomes following AFRT-CB have been minimally reported, this exploratory paper describes the outcomes of patients managed with AFRT-CB or CRT at 6 months posttreatment. Methods Using a cross-sectional analysis design, functional outcomes of 14 AFRT-CB and 17 CRT patients with T1-T3 oropharyngeal cancers were explored at 6 months posttreatment. Clinical and instrumental swallow assessments, weight and nutritional status, and the functional impact of treatment were examined. Results Inferior outcomes were observed for the CRT patients on the RBHOMS (p=0.03) which was reflected in diet and fluid restrictions with 18% of the CRT group requiring modified fluids and diets. Although a trend (p= 0.07) was noted for increased lingual deficits and aspiration risk for fluids in the CRT group, no other significant differences were observed. Both groups experienced an average of 10 kg weight loss and reported reduced general and swallowing-related function. Conclusions These preliminary data suggest functional outcomes following AFRT-CB and CRT were largely comparable at 6 months post-treatment. Treatment intensification in any form may contribute to impaired function which requires multidimensional intervention. Larger cohort investigations with systematic methodology are needed to further examine these initial findings.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.publisher.placeGermany
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom2073
dc.relation.ispartofpageto2081
dc.relation.ispartofissue9
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSupportive Care in Cancer
dc.relation.ispartofvolume20
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titleSwallowing, nutrition and patient-rated functional outcomes at 6 months following two non-surgical treatments for T1-T3 oropharyngeal cancer
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorCornwell, Petrea


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