Assessment of health-related quality of life in Turkish patients with facial prostheses


ATAY A., Peker K. , GUNAY Y., EBRINC S., Karayazgan B., UYSAL Ö.

HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES, vol.11, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1477-7525-11-11
  • Journal Name: HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Keywords: Quality of life, Facial prosthesis, Acquired facial defect, WHOQOL-BREF, REPORTED OUTCOMES, CLINICAL-PRACTICE, NECK-CANCER, RECONSTRUCTION, DISFIGUREMENT, SATISFACTION, IMPLANTS, SURGERY, DEFECTS, TRAUMA

Abstract

Background: Facial prostheses are intended to provide a non-operative rehabilitation for patients with acquired facial defects. By improving aesthetics and quality of life (QOL), this treatment involves reintegration of the patient into family and social life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the perception of QOL in adult patients with facial prostheses and to compare this perception with that of a control group.