HHR-HNR 2.0 (avl.nl)
The target group of this head and neck rehabilitation (HNR) program consists of head and neck cancer patients (and their significant others) treated at the NKI-AVL, or referred to the NKI-AVL after treatment elsewhere. The HNR program aims to help head and neck cancer patients regain their place in society. The program has been devised in line with the ICF model (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health). Using this model, the patient's daily functioning can be mapped out in detail (see Figure A, page 86). The HNR program consists of a comprehensive package of rehabilitation modules tailored to the individual needs and circumstances of the patient. The HNR is provided by a multidisciplinary team of medical specialists and allied health professionals, specialized in head and neck oncology. The rehabilitation outcomes are assessed with (where possible) valid and reliable measuring instruments in terms of improvements in functioning on the ICF components (body functions and structures, activities and participation, see Figure A, page 89). The rehabilitation process is formally closed with an overall quality-of-life assessment and discipline-specific measurements.