Background: With the ongoing demographic and epidemiological transition, cancer is emerging as a major public health concern in India. Physiotherapists are part of an innovative multidisciplinary team that includes occupational therapists, dieticians, speech and language therapists and clinical nurse specialists.Hence; we planned the present retrospective study for assessing effect of physiotherapy on the complications of head and neck cancer. Materials & methods: Data records of a total of 50 patients were analysed who were treated in the department of department of physiotherapy. Detailed demographic and clinical data of all the patients was collected and summarized. Visual analogue scale (VAS) was used for assessing the severity of pain. Twice assessment of pain value was records from the data files in terms of VAS score- initially at pre-treatment period, and after treatment value. All the results were analysed by SPSS software. Results: Significant results were obtained while comparing the distribution of patients who were given manual therapy, therapy through physical agents and therapeutic exercise. Mean pre-treatment VAS was 7.4 while mean post-treatment VAS was 3.2. Conclusion: Patients with late post-treatment complications of head and neck cancer, physiotherapy was effective with great success in significant pain reduction.
Key words: Cancer, Head and neck, Physiotherapy.
Received: 3 December 2018 Revised: 27 December 2018 Accepted: 28 December 2018
Corresponding Author: Dr. Arvind Baghel, Associate Professor, department of Surgery, NSCB Medical College Jabalpur, (M.P), India
This article may be cited as: Baghel U, Baghel A. Retrospective Assessment of Physiotherapy on the Complications of Head and Neck Cancer. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(1):46-49.