Influence of the mental health status on a new measure of objective functional impairment in lumbar degenerative disc disease.

BACKGROUND CONTEXT The Timed Up and Go (TUG) test has recently been proposed as a simple and standardized measure for objective functional impairment (OFI) in patients with lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD). PURPOSE The study aimed to explore the relationship between a patient's mental health status and both patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs… CONTINUE READING