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Head and Neck Lymphedema Assessment Methods

Head and Neck Lymphedema Assessment Methods RESEARCH ROUND-UP Head and Neck Lymphedema Assessment Methods Bryan A. Spinelli, PT, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA Lymphedema is a common side effect of head and severity and 0 (not at all) to 10 (severe) for distress. The 1,2 neck cancer (HNC) treatment. Head and neck lym- average time to complete the LSIDS-H&N is about 10 phedema (HNL) can occur externally (ie, swelling un- minutes (range, 6-20 minutes). Readability of the scale derneath the skin in the submental region and neck) or was determined to be satisfactory based on interviews of internally (ie, swelling of the oral cavity and pharynx), or patients. Recently, the LSIDS-H&N was refined because 1,2 both. Because of the unique features of HNL in com- of patients indicating that the survey was burdensome parison with lymphedema in other regions of the body, due to length. The modified version of the LSIDS-H&N different methods are needed for assessment. The aim of called the Head and Neck Lymphedema and Fibrosis Symp- this Research Round-Up is to provide an overview of the tom Inventory (HN-LEF Symptom Inventory) contains 33 psychometric properties of assessment methods of HNL. items http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Oncology Wolters Kluwer Health

Head and Neck Lymphedema Assessment Methods

Rehabilitation Oncology , Volume 39 (4) – Oct 10, 2021

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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© 2021 Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy, APTA.
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2168-3808
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Abstract

RESEARCH ROUND-UP Head and Neck Lymphedema Assessment Methods Bryan A. Spinelli, PT, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA Lymphedema is a common side effect of head and severity and 0 (not at all) to 10 (severe) for distress. The 1,2 neck cancer (HNC) treatment. Head and neck lym- average time to complete the LSIDS-H&N is about 10 phedema (HNL) can occur externally (ie, swelling un- minutes (range, 6-20 minutes). Readability of the scale derneath the skin in the submental region and neck) or was determined to be satisfactory based on interviews of internally (ie, swelling of the oral cavity and pharynx), or patients. Recently, the LSIDS-H&N was refined because 1,2 both. Because of the unique features of HNL in com- of patients indicating that the survey was burdensome parison with lymphedema in other regions of the body, due to length. The modified version of the LSIDS-H&N different methods are needed for assessment. The aim of called the Head and Neck Lymphedema and Fibrosis Symp- this Research Round-Up is to provide an overview of the tom Inventory (HN-LEF Symptom Inventory) contains 33 psychometric properties of assessment methods of HNL. items

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