Subjective and Objective Measures in Assessing Neck Disability and Pain in Head and Neck Cancer.

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The intensification of treatment for head and neck cancers (HNCs) has created a cohort of patients living with short- and long-term comorbidities and functional deficits. This study aimed to determine whether there is a relationship between patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and objective measures of neck function in survivors of HNCs.Cross-sectional study.Thirty-one subjects (aged 64 ± 8.7 years; 28 males and three females) were recruited and completed the Neck Disability Index (NDI) and a numeric pain scale. At the same visit, subjects were fitted with two portable motion sensors to collect range of motion (ROM) and velocity data. Differences between ROM, velocity, and PRO subgroups were assessed using a one-tailed t test (*P 

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Authors: Linda C Magaña, Sebastian Murati, Michelle Riffitts, Christine Harrison, Alexandra Harris, Gwendolyn Sowa, Jonas T Johnson, Kevin Bell, Marci Nilsen