Knowledge and Delays in Diagnosis of Oropharyngeal Neoplasms Save

Date Added
June 19th, 2018
PRO Number
Amanda Barrett

List of Studies

Cancer, Cancer/Head & Neck

The objective of this study is to determine potential factors that contribute to late-stage diagnosis and treatment of HPV-positive and HPV-negative oropharyngeal tumors. We have developed a voluntary survey that will be given to patients treated at the MUSC Head and Neck Tumor Center. The survey consists of subsections that identify general HPV knowledge, timeline to diagnosis and treatment, educational background, and sociodemographic characteristics. The participating patients will be given the Short Test of Functional Health Literacy (S-TOFHLA) with the survey. The survey and health literacy data will be used to assess correlations between these factors and the patients stage of cancer at diagnosis. This study will also compare a chart review of prospective patients with retrospective chart review of former oropharyngeal cancer patients. The chart review will include data such as: stage of cancer at diagnosis, treatment, sequence of intervention for diagnosis and treatment, type of biopsy, and types of doctors involved in diagnosis and treatment.

Recruitment Contact
Amanda Barrett
(843) 446-2234


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