Oropharynx squamous cell cancer (OPSCC) is a type of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. The raising OPSCC incidence is mainly attributed to human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV-related OPSCC has a relatively good prognosis, the concerns are focused on the improvement of quality-of-life (QOL). We aimed to figure out the factors which may affect the QOL of HPV-related OPSCC patients after treatment.
This study included patients with HPV-related OPSCC. The QOL of the patients were analyzed through the administration of European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-C30 (EORTC QLQ-C30)-Chinese version, the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Head and Neck Cancer Module-35 (EORTC QLQ-H&N-35)-Chinese version, and Eating Assessment Tool-10 (EAT-10). Multivariable regression analysis was employed to detect the influence of predictor variables on the QOL of patients.
A total of 294 HPV-related OPSCC patients were involved in this research. The results of EORTC QLQ-C30, EORTC QLQ-H&N-35, and EAT-10 demonstrated that the treatment decreased the QOL of HPV-related OPSCC patients. Several different factors including marital status, consumption of tobacco and alcohol, tumor sites, clinical stages, therapeutic strategies, and neck dissection were proved to have influence on QOL of HPV-related OPSCC after treatment.
Based on the analyzation of the QOL at baseline and after treatment, we demonstrated several factors which influenced the QOL of HPV-associated OPSCC patients after treatment. These results can make a great contribution to the improvement of the QOL after treatment.

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