Effect on clinical outcomes of patient pain expectancies and preoperative Mental Component Summary scores from the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.

@article{Carr2011EffectOC,
  title={Effect on clinical outcomes of patient pain expectancies and preoperative Mental Component Summary scores from the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.},
  author={Frances A Carr and Kyle M Healy and Alan T. Villavicencio and Ewell Lee Nelson and Alexander Mason and Sigita Burneikiene and Theresa D. Hern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={486-90}
}
OBJECT The primary purpose of this study was to analyze what effect preoperative patient expectations and 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) Mental Component Summary (MCS) scores have on clinical outcomes. To the authors' knowledge, there are no prospective studies that have examined the effects of both preoperative pain expectations and SF-36 MCS scores on clinical outcomes and satisfaction with results following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). METHODS This study… CONTINUE READING

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