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  • Andersson, Olle, 1964-, et al. (författare)
  • Development and validation of a laryngopharyngeal reflux questionnaire, the Pharyngeal reflux Symptom Questionnaire
  • 2010
  • Ingår i: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. - 0036-5521. ; 45:2, s. 147-159
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate the Pharyngeal Reflux Symptom Questionnaire (PRSQ), a comprehensive, disease-specific, self-administered questionnaire for laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The PRSQ was developed based on empirical evidence from a literature review and expert input from physicians and patients and tested in a pilot study. In this validation study, a total of 228 patients were included and classified according to the Reflux Symptom Index (RSI) cut-off score. Patients with an RSI score > 13 were defined as abnormal, i.e. having LPR disease (n = 102), and those with a score between 0 and 13 were defined as normal controls (n = 126). Psychometric properties of the PRSQ were evaluated by exploring the factor structure and by evaluating internal consistency and item convergent and discriminant validity. Convergent and discriminant validity were determined by using the Laryngopharyngeal Reflux-Health Related Quality of Life questionnaire (LPR-HRQL), the RSI and the Short Form-36. RESULTS: The PRSQ was well accepted by the patients. Compliance was satisfactory and missing item rates were low. After item reduction, due to items not being conceptually relevant or scaling errors and/or low factor loadings, a construct was achieved with no scaling errors and high internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha 0.79-0.93). The correlations between the PRSQ and similar dimensions in the RSI and LPR-HRQL were generally strong. Discriminant validity was satisfactory as the questionnaire discriminated between patients with and without LPR disease. CONCLUSION: The PRSQ showed good psychometric properties and may become a valuable instrument for assessing LPR disease.
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  • Andersson, Olle, 1964-, et al. (författare)
  • Validation of the Swedish translation of LPR-HRQL.
  • 2010
  • Ingår i: Medical science monitor. - 1234-1010. ; 16:10, s. CR480-7
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to adapt the Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Health- Related Quality of Life questionnaire (LPR-HRQL) to Swedish and evaluate its psychometric properties in patients with suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). MATERIAL/METHODS: The psychometric validation included 228 patients with suspected LPR who had previously undergone a 2-level 24-hour pH examination and who answered a mail-distributed set of questionnaires. The patients were divided into 2 comparable groups according to the Reflux Symptom Index (RSI) cut-off score: 126 patients with RSI score between 0-13 (defined as normal) and 102 patients with RSI score >13 (defined as abnormal, i.e. having LPR disease). RESULTS: LPR-HRQL was adapted to Swedish using a formal forward-backward translation method with input from expert groups (patients and physicians). Psychometric properties of the Swedish version of LPR-HRQL were evaluated by using factor analysis to explore the factor structure. Convergent and discriminant validity was determined by using the questionnaires RSI and Short Form-36 (SF-36). The psychometric tests performed fulfilled the criteria for structural integrity, validity and reliability, mostly confirming the results obtained in the original LPR-HRQL version. CONCLUSIONS: The Swedish translated version of LPR-HRQL proved to be a statistically valid instrument with which to assess HRQL in patients with LPR disease, and will be further tested in prospective studies.
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  • Aghajanzadeh, Susan, et al. (författare)
  • The effect of jaw exercises on anxiety and depression in patients with head and neck cancer receiving radiotherapy: Prospective 2-year follow-up study
  • 2019
  • Ingår i: Head and Neck-Journal for the Sciences and Specialties of the Head and Neck. - 1043-3074. ; 42:2, s. 330-335
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Background This nonrandomized matched study investigates jaw exercise effect on anxiety/depressive symptoms in head and neck cancer patients with trismus during 2 years postradiotherapy. Methods Fifty patients with trismus postradiotherapy were included in a 10-week jaw-training intervention. A matched control group was included (N = 50). Maximum interincisal opening (MIO) <= 35 mm was used as the trismus criterion. Patients were assessed using MIO and Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale preintervention, postintervention, and at 2-year follow-up. Results A significant difference was found in depressive symptoms between the intervention group and control group (4% vs 33%) at 2-year follow-up, with more control group patients reporting possible depression. In the intervention group, significantly fewer patients had possible/probable depressive symptoms at follow-up (4%) compared to preintervention (34%). No change was seen within the control group. Conclusion Structured jaw exercise in patients with postradiation trismus had positive effects on MIO and depressive symptoms but does not seem to have any significant effects on anxiety symptoms.
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  • Almståhl, Annica, 1973-, et al. (författare)
  • Explorative study on mucosal and major salivary secretion rates, caries and plaque microflora in head and neck cancer patients
  • 2018
  • Ingår i: International Journal of Dental Hygiene. - 1601-5029. ; 16:4, s. 450-458
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Objective: To analyse mucosal and major salivary secretion rates, caries and plaque microflora in connection with treatment for cancer in the head and neck region. Methods: Thirty-three patients were included and the number of teeth, filled surfaces and caries lesions registered. The labial and buccal gland secretion and stimulated whole salivary secretion rates were determined. Supragingival plaque microflora was analysed using cultivation technique. Data were collected pretreatment, during treatment and 6 months, 1 year and 2 years post-treatment. Results: Two years post-treatment, 36% had new caries lesions, which had been restored. The labial secretion was comparable with pretreatment, while the buccal secretion was lower (P < .001). The stimulated secretion rate was lower compared with pretreatment (P < .001) and was 0.7 mL/minute for 50%. Growth of lactobacilli increased during treatment (P < .001) and remained increased (P < .001), while growth of mutans streptococci was decreased (P < .01) 2 years post-treatment. Growth of Candida increased over time and was higher 2years post-treatment compared with pretreatment (P < .001) while growth of Prevotella was lower (P < .01). Conclusions: Two years post-treatment, the stimulated salivary secretion rate was substantially decreased, acid-tolerant lactobacilli and Candida increased, acid-sensitive microorganisms decreased, and the caries prevalence was low.
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  • Almståhl, Annica, 1973-, et al. (författare)
  • Explorative study on quality of life in relation to salivary secretion rate in head and neck cancer patients treated with radiotherapy.
  • 2016
  • Ingår i: Head & neck. - 1097-0347. ; 38:5, s. 782-791
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Background: Radiation therapy (RT) to the head and neck (H&N) region often results in oral complications. In this explorative study, the pretreatment and posttreatment (6 months and 12 months) quality of life (QoL) was analysed for patients with H&N cancer. The associations between QoL and salivary secretion rates were analysed. Methods: In 29 patients (19 men and 10 women, mean age 59±8 years), the stimulated whole salivary secretion and buccal minor gland secretion were measured. The patients completed the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life questionnaires (QLQ-C30 and H&N35) and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale (HADS). Results: One year after the completion of radiotherapy, subjects with hyposalivation (≤ 0.7 ml/min) reported clinically meaningful, but not statistically significant differences, in cognitive functioning, insomnia, swallowing, social eating, dry mouth, sticky saliva and use of painkillers. Statistically significant differences were found for emotional functioning, sticky saliva and dyspnea (p<0.05). Thirtythree percent of them had a HADS score suggesting anxiety problems compared to 8% for those with whole stimulated salivary secretion rates > 0.7 ml/min. Conclusion: Radiotherapy in the H&N region, also using intensity-modulated radiotherapy, is associated with many aspects of life such as cognitive functioning, insomnia, dry mouth and sticky saliva, especially for those with hyposalivation. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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