Comparison of radiation-induced oral mucositis scoring systems

ETİZ D., Orhan B., Demirustu C., Ozdamar K., Cakmak A.

TUMORI J, vol.88, no.5, pp.379-384, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 88 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/030089160208800506
  • Journal Name: TUMORI J
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.379-384
  • Keywords: head and neck malignancies, oral mucositis, radiotherapy, scoring, PREVENTION, HEAD, SUCRALFATE, CARCINOMA, THERAPY
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background: A number of oral toxicity scoring systems have been described, but their direct comparison has rarely been undertaken and little data exists. An impediment to mucositis research has been the lack of an accepted, validated scoring system. The objective of this study was to design a test and validation of scoring systems.