Proceedings of the International Dental Conference of Sumatera Utara 2017 (IDCSU 2017)

Effect of Xerostomia on Quality of Life in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy at RSUP H. Adam Malik Medan

Authors
Aida Fadhilla Darwis, Sayuti Hasibuan, Hana Nuradinda Tarigan
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Aida Fadhilla Darwis
Available Online February 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/idcsu-17.2018.4How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Radiotherapy, head and neck cancer, xerostomia, quality of life
Abstract
Xerostomia is one of the most common complications caused by head and neck cancer radiotherapy. Radiation caused the structure of the salivary glands change thus the saliva production was reduced. This can significantly affect the quality of life of the patients by changing physical, psychological and social function, pain which had an impact on the successful of the radiotherapy treatment. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of xerostomia on the quality of life among head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy at RSUP H. Adam Malik Medan. This was an observational analytic research with cross sectional study approach. 40 subjects of head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy selected by purposive sampling and data were collected by medical records, anamnesis, and interview. The results of study showed from the 40 subjects, 26 patients (65%) with xerostomia have low quality of life (57.7%), while 14 patients (35%) that not experiencing xerostomia has higher quality of life (85.7%). In conclusion, it is proven that there were significant relationship (p=0.008) between xerostomia and the quality of life among the head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy.
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Proceedings
International Dental Conference of Sumatera Utara 2017 (IDCSU 2017)
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Advances in Health Sciences Research
Publication Date
February 2018
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978-94-6252-474-3
ISSN
2468-5739
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/idcsu-17.2018.4How to use a DOI?
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