ISSN: 1935-1232 (P)

ISSN: 1941-2010 (E)

Yousfi Amani
Deparment of Radiation Oncology, Tunis El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia


  • Research   
    Thermoformed Mask Anxiety in RT Treatment: From Myth to Reality
    Author(s): Abidi Rim, Mousli Alia*, Bettaeib Ons, Yahyaoui Safia, Yousfi Amani, Bram Nesrine, Asma Belaid and Nasr Chiraz

    Introduction: RT for cancers is considered to be anxiety-inducing, due to its "unknown" nature for patients and the importance of immobilization which can be oppressive and uncomfortable in some situations. This study aims to evaluate the anxiety related to Radiotherapy (RT) masks immobilization and the coping strategies adopted by patients with Head and Neck Cancer (HNC). Methods: This was a descriptive transverse study carrying on 25 patients undergoing RT, in Salah Azaiz institute department during July 2020. Patients were treated for HNC with a thermoformed mask. Screening for restraint mask anxiety was assessed using the Distress Thermometer (DT). Results: The median age of patients was 54.8 years. Twenty-one patients were males and 4 females. Only 5 patients had a university education, 2 patients we.. Read More»

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