Are preoperative health-related quality of life scores predictive of clinical outcomes after lumbar fusion?

@article{Carreon2009ArePH,
  title={Are preoperative health-related quality of life scores predictive of clinical outcomes after lumbar fusion?},
  author={Leah Yacat Carreon and Steven Glassman and Mladen O Djurasovic and John R. Dimar and John R. Johnson and Rolando M Puno and Mitchell J Campbell},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 7},
  pages={725-30}
}
STUDY DESIGN Prospective longitudinal cohort. OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the effect of preoperative Mental Component Summary (MCS), preoperative Physical Component Summary (PCS), preoperative Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), back pain predominance, body mass index (BMI), age, smoking status, and workers' compensation on health-related quality of life after lumbar fusion. These factors were selected as they are readily available and may influence a surgeon's decision-making process… CONTINUE READING
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