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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 192-194

Need for a paradigm for application of outcome measure (QOL scales) in head and neck cancer patients in India

ENT and Head-Neck Surgery, Grant Medical College and J. J. Group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai-400 008, India

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Suhail I Sayed
Ward No. 15, Department of ENT and Head-Neck surgery, Grant Medical College and J. J. Group of hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai-400008
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.44290

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Quality of life (QOL) is a multidimensional construct that minimally includes broadly defined assessments of the physical, psychological, and social domains of functioning. However, measuring this QOL is complicated by the fact that there are many different validated questionnaires available. In India, with people now wanting self-directed care and greater autonomy, we must direct increased efforts towards QOL and its assessment. We propose the Assessment, Translation & Validation, Application and Audit method to increase the use of QOL scales in our country.

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