Impact on health related quality of life of adult spinal deformity (ASD) compared with other chronic conditions

  title={Impact on health related quality of life of adult spinal deformity (ASD) compared with other chronic conditions},
  author={Ferr{\'a}n Pellis{\'e} and Alba Vila-Casademunt and M. A. S{\'a}nchez Ferrer and Montse Domingo-S{\`a}bat and Juan Bag{\'o} and Francisco Javier S{\'a}nchez P{\'e}rez-Grueso and Ahmet Alanay and Anne Frances Mannion and Emre Acaroğlu},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
Medical and health policy providers should be aware of the impact of adult spinal deformity (ASD) on health-related quality of life (HRQL). The purpose of this study was to compare the relative burden of four chronic conditions with that of ASD. The International Quality of Life Assessment project gathered data from 24,936 people and published the SF-36 scores of patients with self-reported arthritis, chronic lung disease, diabetes and congestive heart failure from 8 industrialized countries (3… CONTINUE READING
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