Assessment of health-related quality of life using the SF-36 in Chinese cervical spondylotic myelopathy patients after surgery and its consistency with neurological function assessment: a cohort study

@inproceedings{Zhang2015AssessmentOH,
  title={Assessment of health-related quality of life using the SF-36 in Chinese cervical spondylotic myelopathy patients after surgery and its consistency with neurological function assessment: a cohort study},
  author={Yilong Zhang and Feifei Zhou and Yu Sun},
  booktitle={Health and quality of life outcomes},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND We aimed to calculate the responsiveness and statistically prove the reliability of the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) in a prospective cohort study. We investigated the profile of mid-term health-related quality of life (QOL) outcome assessments after surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and determined the consistency of the SF-36 assessments of neurological function. METHODS A total of 142 consecutive patients with CSM who underwent surgery… CONTINUE READING
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