Assessment of the minimum clinically important difference in neurological function and quality of life after surgery in cervical spondylotic myelopathy patients: a prospective cohort study

@article{Zhou2015AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the minimum clinically important difference in neurological function and quality of life after surgery in cervical spondylotic myelopathy patients: a prospective cohort study},
  author={Feifei Zhou and Yilong Zhang and Yu Sun and Fengshan Zhang and Shengfa Pan and Zhongjun Liu},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={24},
  pages={2918-2923}
}
PurposeThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the application of the minimum clinically important difference (MCID) concept to postoperative clinical results by using a prospective cohort study in Chinese patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM).MethodsThe sample consisted of 113 patients who underwent surgical treatment for CSM in our hospital between February 2008 and November 2012. The preoperative and 1-year postoperative modified Japanese Orthopaedic Association (mJOA) scores… CONTINUE READING

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