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Journal of The Korean Society of Laryngology, Phoniatrics and Logopedics 2007;18(1): 62-66.
후두 전 절제술을 시행 받은 환자의 장기 추적 및 삶의 질
김인준, 김지희, 노종렬, 최승호, 김상윤, 남순열
울산대학교 의과대학 서울아산병원 이비인후과학교실
Long Term Quality Of Life after Total Laryngectomy
In-June Kim, Ji-Heui Kim, Jong-Lyel Roh, Seung-Ho Choi, Sang-Yoon Kim, Soon-Yuhl Nam
Department of Otolaryngology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, College of Medicine
ABSTRACT
Objectives:
There is a perception that a total laryngectomy has a devastating effect on patients and their families, but only a few studies have addressed long-term quality of life (QOL) after laryngectomy.
Materials and Methods:
A cross-sectional study of 32 patients more than 3 years since laryngectomy was performed. Patients were asked to complete the SF-36 questionnaire before surgery and within 3-5 years after surgery. Preoperative and postoperative SF-36 scores were compared with data on 46 age-matched healthy controls.
Results:
The most of SF-36 subscale scores showed significant deterioration after surgery. Preoperative scores had significantly poorer than the normal controls on 6 subscales, and also postoperative scores was lower than normal controls on 2 subscales.
Conclusion:
In the study, the quality of life of the patients who underwent total laryngectomy show poorer scores than pre operative status and normal controls.
KEY WORDS: Total laryngectomy;Quality of life;
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