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Determination of problems in patients with post-laryngectomy.
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PMID:  23323792     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Öztürk, A. & Mollaoğlu, M. (2013). Determination of problems in patients with post-laryngectomy. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. The purpose of this study is the determination of the physical and psychosocial problems of total and partial laryngectomies. A total of 25 patients, who were operated with the diagnosis of larynx carcinoma in 2010 at Gazi University Faculty of Medicine Otolaryngology Department, were included in the study. They were evaluated with the help of the Personal Information Form (PIF) and the Determination Form of Post Laryngectomy Problem (DFPLP) for the problems they encountered after the operation. Total laryngectomy (TL) was performed on 76% of patients. It was determined that patients undergoing total laryngectomy experienced some physical and psycho-social problems such as problems in sleep (31.6%), smell (52.6%), taste (36.8%), and difficulty in swallowing solid foods (36.8%). Furthermore in patients with TL surgery whilst 47.4% of them think that their sexual lives were affected rather negatively, this rate was determined as 33.3% in patients with partial laryngectomy surgery (PL). The psychosocial score averages of the patients who had smell and taste disorders were significantly lower (p < 0.05). The patients, who underwent a laryngectomy operation, experienced many physical, social, and psychological problems. Thus, medical personnel also need to pay attention to these concomitant problems that occur during the treatment of the primary disease and the application of necessary supplementary treatments such as voice prosthesis, pre-op and post-op counseling, and anti-depressants seems significant in terms of increasing the life quality of the patients.
A Oztürk; M Mollaoğlu
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of psychology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1467-9450     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Psychol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404510     Medline TA:  Scand J Psychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 The Authors. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology © 2013 The Scandinavian Psychological Associations.
Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology, Ankara, Turkey Cumhuriyet University, Health Sciences Faculty, 58140 Sivas, Turkey.
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