Volume 30, Issue 2 (8-2017)                   jdm 2017, 30(2): 104-110 | Back to browse issues page

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Sargeran K, Abbasi A J, Fazeli F. Treatment and care for oral cancer patients at Shariati hospital in Tehran in 2003-2013. jdm. 2017; 30 (2) :104-110
URL: http://jdm.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5640-en.html
1- Assistant Professor, Department of Community Oral Health, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Tehran university of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Post-Graduate Student, Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
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Background and Aims: In modern societies, the incidence of oral cancer is increasing. It may be due to the increased population, life expectancy, and exposure to risk factors. This increase can particularly be seen in women and in our own country, Iran. The aim of the present study was to explore the status of care and treatment of patients with oral cancer referring to Shariati educational hospital in Tehran, during the years 2003-2013.
Materials and Methods: The present study was a cross-sectional descriptive survey on oral cancer patients attending the Shariati hospital in Tehran during a ten-year period. Data were collected through patient records and statistically analyzed by SPSS21 software.
Results: Regression analysis was performed in 5 models, where variables such as age, gender, location of the tumor, stage and grade was entered as independent variables and delay in treatment (time interval from diagnosis to treatment) entered as the dependent variable. The analysis showed that the elapsed time from diagnosis to treatment had a positive association with age of the patients. It means that the higher the age, the more delay in treatment (P<0.05). No relationship was found between the treatment delay and gender, tumor location, grade, and stage.
Conclusion: Considering the consequences of oral cancer for patients, there was necessity to formulate plans for preventing, early detection and improving quality of life in oral cancer patients.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: general
Received: 2017/08/13 | Accepted: 2017/08/13 | Published: 2017/08/13

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