Needs of Head and Neck Cancer Patients and Stakeholders During Rehabilitation

Maria Karampela, Talya Porat, Vasiliki Mylonopoulou

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The foreseen growth of Head and Neck cancer (HNC) incidents will require future rehabilitation services to meet the needs of a wider population. This study reports the empirical findings of a case study conducted at a cancer rehabilitation center in Copenhagen, aiming to elicit the needs of HNC patients, informal caregivers and health- care professionals (HCPs). Our results point out that patients and stakeholders’ needs are interrelated, as they faced common challenges pertinent to provision and distribution of information. This study, though preliminary, underlines the importance of inclusion of all actors in the design of future interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, May 20–23, 2019, Trento, Italy : PervasiveHealth'19
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication dateJun 2019
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-6126-2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019


  • Rehabilitation needs
  • patients
  • informal caregivers
  • healthcare professionals
  • cancer rehabilitation
  • head and neck cancer


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