Criterion for trismus in head and neck cancer patients: a verification study

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Abstract

Several cut-off points for trismus in head and neck cancer patients have been used. A mouth opening of 35 mm or less is most frequently used as cut-off point. Due to the variation in cut-off points, prevalence, risk factors and treatment outcomes of trismus cannot be studied in a uniform manner. To provide uniformity, we aimed to verify the cut-off point of 35 mm or less. Additionally, we aimed to determine associated covariates with reported difficulties when opening the mouth.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1129-1137
Number of pages9
JournalSupportive Care in Cancer
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar-2019

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