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Table 1 Patient demographics and lymphoedema treatment provided

From: Using the Glasgow Benefit Inventory questionnaire to quantify the health benefits of lymphoedema treatment in patients with head and neck cancer

Characteristic Patients (n (%))
Sex
 Male 12 (80)
 Female 3 (20)
Site of pathology
 Oropharynx 10 (67)
 Unknown primary 2 (13)
 Hypopharynx 1 (7)
 Larynx 1 (7)
 Submandibular gland 1 (7)
Cancer treatment
 Chemoradiotherapy 5 (33)
 Chemoradiotherapy & surgery 4 (27)
 Radiotherapy 3 (20)
 Radiotherapy & surgery 3 (20)
Disease status during lymphoedema treatment
 Disease free 14 (93)
 Active disease 1 (7)
Site of oedema
 Submental 14 (93)
 Submental & cheek 1 (7)
Severity of oedema
 Mild 13 (87)
 Moderate 2 (13)
Treatment provided
 Skin care 15 (100)
 Exercise 15 (100)
 Compression 15 (100)
 Simple lymphatic drainage 13 (87)
 Simple lymphatic drainage by carer 2 (13)
 Manual lymphatic drainage with oscillator 5 (33)
 Elastic therapeutic tape 4 (27)
 Literature 15 (100)
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