Journal article

Sexual Health and Interpersonal Relationships After Chemoradiation Therapy for Human Papillomavirus-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer: A Cross-sectional Study

Georgina Casswell, Karla Gough, Allison Drosdowsky, Mathias Bressel, Andrew Coleman, Sudi Shrestha, Ieta D'Costa, Tsien Fua, Albert Tiong, Chen Liu, Danny Rischin, Lachlan McDowell

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

PURPOSE: To examine sexual health, including sexual satisfaction, and perceived changes in relationships and sexual relationships of human papillomavirus (HPV) oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) survivors ≥12 months after (chemo)radiation therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We undertook a cross-sectional study of HPV-OPC survivors who had completed treatment ≥12 months prior. Eligible patients completed the EORTC QLQ-SHQ22, a customized relationship questionnaire, the EORTC QLQ-C30, MDASI-HN, and PROMIS Anxiety and Depression scales. RESULTS: We enrolled 136 survivors (median age, 61 years [range, 42-87 years]; male, 84%; currently partnered, 72%). The median time from (chemo)radiation therapy completio..

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